Fifth Third Field Facility Improvements

1. To which Review Panel are you submitting this project?
Quality of Life
2. What is the title of this project?
Fifth Third Field Facility Improvements
3. Please provide a short, non-technical description of the project, no more than 2-4 sentences.
Fifth Third Field, home of the Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team, is a minor league ballpark
entering its' 19th year of operation. A facility assessment study was conducted by Construction Process Solutions on Fifth Third Field in December 2016. The report noted that the ballpark is in satisfactory condition and has been maintained in a well above normal manner by the Team since completion of construction. The facility is experiencing typical wear and tear based upon materials selected and used. There are several components that are coming due for repair and replacement due to its age. Items include seating, boilers, concrete, roof, HVAC units, lighting, sound system, and many ballpark features that have outlived or will soon reach its useful life expectancy. Funding will be implemented to repair and replace the aforementioned items and sustain the useful lifeof the ballpark for future years to come.
Requester and Recipient
4. Name of organization making this request
City of Dayton
5. Address
101 West Third Street
6. City
Dayton
7. State
Ohio
8. Zip Code
45402
9. County
Montgomery
10. Name of recipient organization
Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team; Fifth Third Field
11. Address
220 North Patterson Boulevard
12. City
Dayton
13. State
Ohio
14. Zip Code
45402
15. County
Montgomery
16. Which category best describes the type of organization that is the recipient for project funding?
For profit business
Contact Information
17. Name
Joseph Parlette
18. Title
Deputy City Manager
19. Organization
City of Dayton
20. Address
101 West Third Street
21. City
Dayton
22. State
Ohio
23. Zip Code
45402
24. County
Montgomery
25. Phone
(937) 333-3609
26. Email
Joseph.parlette@daytonohio.gov
27. Are there other individuals who should receive notices or information related to this project during the review process? If so, please provide name(s), title(s), and email(s). If not, leave blank.
Gary Mayse
Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team
gary.mayse@daytondragons.com
Project Information
28. City
Dayton
29. County
Montgomery
30. Congressional district
Ohio 10th
Funding Request and Budget Information
31. What is the dollar amount of funding you are seeking in the next year?
$3,361,000.00
32. What is the total project cost?
$14,100,000.00
33. Please list sources, amounts, and status of other funds that this project has previously received or is likely to receive in the future.
The Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team have invested over $11.4 million in capital improvements
and over $2.7 million in facility maintenance since the ballpark opened in April 2000. The total investment by the
Team including the initial construction is over $21.7 million.

The City of Dayton has invested approximately $16.2 million in total project and construction costs for the stadium. Federal Transit, RTA, and Montgomery County ED/GE contributed an additional $7.3 million for a total governmental investment of $23.5 million.
34. How will the requested funds be used? Please check the category that best fits the project. Then, if you have additional information to provide regarding the use of funds, please provide this information with your supporting documentation (see question #52). EX: if this is for construction, please provide information on the proposed building, its purpose, size and location. If this is for operations, please describe if the money will be used for salaries, rent, equipment, services, etc. The more detail provided, the better the committee can understand the value of your project. This is particularly important for projects seeking operations funding.
Construction or Capital
35. Do you have matching funds raised or committed?
yes
36. If yes, please provide additional information.
Upon receipt of funds, the City of Dayton and the Dayton Dragons, are committed to proceed
with the necessary facility improvements to sustain the useful life of Fifth Third Field. Both parties
will continue to invest in the improvements of the ballpark as historical expenditures have demonstrated.
The City of Dayton and the Dayton Dragons are committed to ensuring the long-term viability of this
community and regional asset.
37. Do you have a budget with funding details for the project? If so, please send the budget as an attachment under question 52.
Yes
38. By what date will you be ready to spend the funds?
Within the next 6 months
39. Are there particular state or federal programs or private grants under which this project would qualify for funding? Please be as specific as possible.
No
Community Impact and Job Creation
40. What is the community issue or need that your project will address?
The Dayton Dragons have had 18 consecutive seasons of sold-out baseball games at beautiful
Fifth Third Field: 1,246 straight sold-out games since April of 2000, with a grand total of 10.5
million fans entering the gates. From a Quality of Life perspective, Dragons baseball has
become an ingrained summertime tradition and has woven itself into the fabric of the Dayton
community and is recognized as a regional asset attracting fans from 32 counties in the Southwest Ohio Region. The receipt of funds will sustain the life of Fifth Third Field and keep this a community asset affecting the downtown economy and quality of life for years to come.
41. What is the measurement that will be used to determine whether the project was a success?
In 2016, Palisades Arcadia Baseball contracted with the Applied Policy Research Institute (APRI) to
conduct the economic impact analysis of the Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team on the
southwestern Ohio regional economy. For this study, APRI used IMPLAN, a tool for economic
impact assessment to estimate the direct, indirect, and induced impacts of the 2015 $16.3 million
operations of the Dayton Dragons combined franchise and concession operations, as well as Minor
League Baseball (MiLB) visiting team/families and umpire hospitality spending.
Production and employment on the southwestern Ohio regional economy is estimated to generate
a total of $27.6 million in sales, 297 permanent jobs, $10.5 million in labor income, and
approximately $342 thousand in state and local sales and income tax revenues due to industry
operations. The Dayton Dragons will continue to monitor the economic impact of the team in the
Southwest Ohio Region.
42. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT NEW jobs do you anticipate being CREATED within the next two years?
None
43. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 42. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
None
44. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT EXISTING jobs do you anticipate being RETAINED within the next two years?
101-250
45. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 44. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
The industry is estimated to generate a total of 297 jobs in the region related to the movement of
goods throughout the regional economy and beyond. The IMPLAN model estimates that 209
laborers and professional employees are directly related to Dayton Dragon activities and hospitality
services. Indirectly, 38.5 jobs will be created as a result of products and services purchased from
area businesses. An additional 49 jobs will be created in the region to support increased household
spending generated by those workers affected directly and indirectly by the spectator sports and
hospitality industries.
46. Using your best guess, over the next 10 years, how many sustained, permanent jobs will the project create and retain if funded and completed? This may include “induced” or “spin-off” jobs.
26-50
47. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 46. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
The areas immediately adjacent to the ballpark have seen significant investment in housing and
restaurant/retail in recent years with additional projects in the pipeline. The Water Street
development added jobs (PNC headquarters, Basil's, etc) and hundreds of residents, Delco Lofts
added jobs and dozens of residents, Lock 27 added jobs, and the list continues to grow. On the
south side of the stadium, several breweries added jobs. It would be difficult to argue that the
vibrant amenity that is Fifth Third Field is not a direct cause for this flurry of activity. Therefore, it
would be difficult to argue that reinvestment in the stadium would not cause additional
investment and subsequently additional jobs.
Community Impact and Job Creation Cont.
48. Using your best guess, of the jobs created over the next 10 years, what will the average salary be?
Under $25,000
49. Please explain how you determined the salary amount listed in question 48. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
Restaurant and retail jobs should not be expected to exceed $25,000 of annual taxable income.
50. In which of the following counties do you estimate a substantial number of jobs will be created if the project is funded and completed?
  • Montgomery
51. Are you aware of any opposition to the project? If “yes,” please explain.
No
52. Do you have letters of endorsement or other supporting documents for the project? If “yes,” you may attach one PDF file that contains UP TO TEN PAGES of your supporting documents. This document will be posted online along with your completed questionnaire during the public review period. Please DO NOT exceed 10 pages and do not send separate attachments to the Dayton Development Coalition staff. Project sponsors who exceed 10 pages of supporting documents may be asked to re-submit their project.
Yes
Attach endorsement or other supporting documents for the project
Additional Information
53. Should the state consider a state capital budget bill in late 2017 or early 2018, I would like my project to be considered for a special PDAC state capital budget project list. The Coalition reserves the right to remove projects that are ineligible under state guidelines.
Yes
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Confirmation
  • I have reviewed my submission and to the best of my knowledge all of the information entered accurately represent our organization and our project, and I understand my information will be made public.