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Unfortunately the Dayton dragons were eliminated from the Midwest League playoffs this weekend but there historic winning streak continues.
The dragons which -- the class a affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds have sold out every game since April 28 2000.
A still active streak of 844.
Games that surpasses every sellout record.
In all Major League sports.
Joining us from -- is Erik Deutsch executive vice president of the Dayton dragons Eric you fill the stadium to capacity 8200.
Seats every game.
How do you do it.
Well I think we -- combination of of almost a perfect storm in a community that.
Had been without professional baseball for over fifty years -- owners who are building new young company wanna date to be a flagship.
And great and still that's some great.
Business principles to make sure that we had long term success.
In regard to this community and this franchise.
We've got some of the best sports fans in the entire country either they're loyal as -- as long in terms of those sports fans and Ohio.
And I think we've done a very good job -- entertaining people and agreeing ourselves in the community so.
I think our equation of what what these sports entertainment experiences is in Dayton is it is it is great for our community.
What would you tell somebody wanted -- -- build a stadium.
And it's found similar to the size of Dayton.
On if they wanted to kind of build their own CME had EU go and find people who watched what's -- -- 8200 hardcore baseball fans in Dayton every night you've got to attract the separate and a larger group don't you.
-- -- you think the game.
Actually is more of an entertainment experience baseball's almost.
Sort of the side product of the social event -- would put a lot of effort energy and resources and entertaining and from the moment they walk in the door.
The last -- leaves we have a a group of about twenty people who -- come every night.
From our Green team and -- mascots production folks camera crews to entertain people.
In that appreciate.
Between innings that they really viewed as more of a production show and was rehearsals -- offseason.
Mascot camps and boot camps to make sure that we're entertain people whether we're winning six -- one -- losing its excellent.
Bill every day is a Rust Belt city I saw very interest things stand Census Bureau says the population is down 40%.
-- game in the last fifty years -- hard hit by the economy is changing way in this world.
How is your team in the success it seems had how they had an impact on the city itself.
But I think what we've done is is we -- -- it always be long term success for the city date and so we put in.
-- pencils back in our first year to make sure that we are not just selling people product doing -- that first year maybe in the honeymoon year but they would enjoy.
Throughout the entire career to date dragged and so your new ticket holders and you won your three -- five -- your -- We also -- a great corporate support -- great community support and we -- ourselves into the fabric of our community through school programs are relationship with Wright Patterson air force base.
Our concession stand program where volunteers worker concession stands and over 300000 dollars.
This community is given back to the community in regard to those efforts so really making sure -- a community effort it's a regional effort has something very greater community of people.
Do plan and the budgets each and every summer.
You do have actually some very famous owners as well it's it's a group of owners the Mandalay group like -- -- let's call but as part of that group.
Magic Johnson and Archie Griffin among others right.
Yeah -- really dynamic ownership group who is has done great things force they've they've never said no they've.
Invested capital of -- ballpark each and every year they have challenges to be great at what we do we've got Magic Johnson Archie Griffin Peter Guber and polishing her from Mandalay entertainment.
Bill -- from seaport capital we also have a great corporate office surprises provides the resources each and every year to make sure that we're keeping Dayton.
Sold -- every year and greater reader looking regulations -- it's a great.
Way I know you got a lot more.
Dayton -- fans out there right now around the country thank you --
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