Professional sports in Dayton

Anything David Esrati has commented on about Professional Sports in Dayton

The Miami Valley Silverbacks will be back this year- playing at Hara Arena. Owner Jeff Kolaczkowski has hired Ryan Evans as GM. They’ll be holding tryouts on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Englewood Indoor Soccer. The team is working on their website- www.silverbacksfootball.com and more details will begin to appear over the next few weeks. Coaching […]

I looked on the Dayton Daily News Sports page today for a story about the Columbus Crew vs the Dayton Dutch Lions playing at UD’s Baujan field- and didn’t see a thing. But, at 6:30 p.m. the two teams, both leading their respective leagues- took the field and played “football.” Now granted, some of the […]

Such a nice holiday present for the Dayton Gems professional hockey team from the worthless parasites at the Dayton Daily News, Front page “Are the Dayton Gems folding? B 1″ and the headline, top of page on sports section “Gems owner fears IHL takeover.” Considering the paper couldn’t get a story in the Thanksgiving day […]

Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins pushed the Stanley Cup to a decisive game 7, giving die-hard hockey fans one last great game of the season. Today, the Dayton Gems made their official announcement to return to Hara Arena in the fall. It’s not the same team, or even the same league although the names are the […]

It was going to happen, in fact, just like the implosion of AIG, the only thing that would have saved the Dayton Bombers was a government stimulus check in the way of a new arena- and that would have had to have happened a few years ago. Today, the Dayton Daily News reports that the […]

Well, as long as we’re not actually discussing if we need an ice arena or not, and we’re just talking about where to build one hypothetically, Bill Pote at Dayton Most Metro has put up a petition: Unlike the proposed Austin Landing arena, the downtown arena would take full advantage of existing infrastructure, adjacent parking […]

The Dayton Dragons are one of the most successful minor league sports operations in the country. They are located downtown. So when “local” State Rep and House Speaker, Jon Husted (R-Kettering?) says the following: Husted said the interchange is the county’s best chance to see much needed growth in jobs and sales tax revenues. “We […]

Conventions, Sports & Leisure International is sending out e-mails to do some research on a new arena: “Subject: Possible New Sports Arena Off I-75 Dear Ohio Resident, We would like to share some news regarding the potential development of a new sports arena in Montgomery County.  The arena is envisioned to host minor league sports, […]

Next weekend- Oct 12-13, 07, The Lefty Mcfadden College Hockey Invitational comes back to the Nutter Center. College hockey at it’s best- with the 06 champion Wisconsin Badgers coming to town and bringing their fans. With the Dayton Bombers going to the Kelley Cup Finals last season, and this line up for the Lefty- it’s […]

For The Love of Dayton posted everything in the DDN about the Fairgrounds plan and the new UD plan yesterday- so I didn’t see any need to repost- you can read the whole thread here: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Stewart Street Corridor and University of Dayton Development « For The Love Of Dayton I’ve talked about […]