The Dayton Dragons today announced another major renovation with the creation of the Milano’s Tap Room at Fifth Third Field.
Located on the first base side of the stadium, the Milano’s Tap Room will feature 10 different craft beer selections on tap. Those selections will rotate throughout the season to feature a wide variety of different breweries and craft beers from around the world and even from right here in our own local community.
The Dragons teamed up with two local craft beer experts in Heidelberg Distributing and Milano’s Atlantic City Submarines to design the new concept.
“Aside from hot dogs, there aren’t many things as synonymous with enjoying a baseball game than an ice cold beer,” Dragons President Robert Murphy said. “We’re always looking for ways to add to the fan experience at a Dragons game. The Milano’s Tap Room is a great new space that will bring even more variety to an already great lineup of beer options.”
“My family has been the local beer distributor in Dayton since 1938, but even before that began my great grandfather was brewing his own craft beers,” Heidelberg CEO Vail Miller said. “That craft brewing process has always been a part of our history. It’s why we’re so passionate about beer. I can’t wait to share that passion with Dragons fans all summer long.”
Located at the end of the first base concourse, the space has been completely renovated into an open-air craft beer lover’s paradise. Two garage doors will be lifted on game days to bring the game atmosphere inside.
Fans inside the Tap Room will notice a distinctly local feel, as the design of the space was closely modeled after the popular Dayton-based Milano’s chain. Big screen TV’s, high-top tables, wall decor and a brand new bar are just some of the Milano’s-themed design elements that were included in the new space.
“We love craft beer,” Milano’s owner John Slaughenhaupt said, “so we were thrilled at the opportunity to bring the Milano’s craft beer experience from our restaurants to Fifth Third Field all summer long.”
Currently under construction, the Milano’s Tap Room will debut at the Dragons Opening Day game on April 12th.