Since the Dayton Dragons and Fifth Third Field opened their doors (and gates) in 2000, over seven million fans have walked throughout the ballpark and enjoyed professional baseball inDayton. The Dragons have been the Single-A affiliate of the Reds since their inception, and have seen 52 players—the likes of Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, Joey Votto, Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto, and Jay Bruce—spend time in Dayton on their way to the major leagues. Fifth Third Field is a top-ranked minor league facility, and entering the 2012 season, the Dragons have sold out a professional sports record 844 consecutive games. The streak is still active, with no end in sight. In 2012, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal chose the Dragons as a finalist for their Team of the Year Award, an honor previously never given to another minor league organization. With their focus on family-friendly, affordable entertainment and active involvement in the community, the Dragons have become a staple of the city of Dayton.