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  • Loons Accepting Host Family Applications

    The Great Lakes Loons are once again looking for special fans willing to be host families for the 2017 season. Host families play a vital role in making a player's experience with the Great Lakes Loons one that will be enjoyable, memorable and allow them to perform at their peak while playing in Midland. MORE »
  • Individual Game Tickets on Sale March 1

    Individual tickets for 2017 Great Lakes Loons home games will go on sale Wednesday, March 1. Fans can purchase tickets through, by calling the ticket office at 989-837-BALL, or by visiting Dow Diamond during normal business hours. MORE »
  • Loons Promotion Schedule for 2017 Season

    The Great Lakes Loons are excited to announce their 2017 promotional schedule. A full listing of the 2017 promotional schedule will be available soon on by clicking on the tickets and promotions listing. Individual game tickets for the 2017 season go on sale March 1, and can be purchased at, in person at the Dow Diamond box office, or by phone at 989-837-BALL. MORE »
  • Loons Announce Additions to Front Office

    The Great Lakes Loons are proud to be a vibrant part of the Great Lakes Bay Region and a member of the Midland community. Since the team came to town, the organization has always taken pride in being able to create unique, fulfilling jobs for people to start and further their careers. MORE »
  • Documentary Details Story of Loons

    When a franchise wins its first championship, there's a story to be told. If you didn't follow the Great Lakes Loons story this past year, or if you did and want to relive it, you're in luck. MORE »
  • Dodgers Announce 2017 Minor League Staffs

    Jeremy Rodriguez will serve as the Great Lakes Loons manager during the 2017 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. He will be the eighth manager since the team's inception and the fifth manager in five seasons for the Loons. MORE »
  • Dow Diamond Ranks Among MiLB's Best

    The home of the Great Lakes Loons ranks among the best ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball. In Stadium Journey's "2016 MiLB Ballpark Experience Rankings," released on Oct. 28, Dow Diamond checked in at No. 14 on the list. MORE »
  • Get Your MWL Championship Gear Here

    Check out all of our 2016 Midwest League Championship gear that's available in the team store on! We have new items available and we've added a ladies style and youth sizes! (Sizes are subject to change based on availability. MORE »
  • to Sponsor 2017 All-Star Game

    The Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce a partnership with as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game in Midland on June 19-20 at Dow Diamond. MORE »
  • Schedule for 2017 Season Announced

    The Midwest League Champion Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce their 2017 schedule that features 70 home games at Dow Diamond, along with the MWL All-Star Game on June 19-20. MORE »
  • New Field Installed at Dow Diamond

    Since the home of the Great Lakes Loons was constructed in 2006, the playing surface at Dow Diamond had remained the same. Following the conclusion of the Midwest League Championship, a field replacement process began. MORE »
  • Loons Clinch First MWL Championship

    In one of the wildest games you will ever see, the Great Lakes Loons outlasted the Clinton LumberKings 9-8 to become the 2016 Midwest League Champions on Sunday afternoon at Dow Diamond. It's the first time in franchise history that the Loons have claimed the league title since their inception in 2007. MORE »
  • New Project on Horizon at Dow Diamond

    The Great Lakes Loons will be making a significant safety improvement to Dow Diamond starting on August 15. The protective netting will extend to the outfield sides of both dugouts. With the additional netting, sections 103 through 112 will be protected. C & H Baseball in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., will install the enhanced netting. MORE »
  • Loons Mourn Loss of Spelius

    The Midwest League was saddened to learn of the passing of President Emeritus and Director of Midwest League Umpire Development, George H. Spelius. MORE »
  • Former MWL president Spelius dies at 83

    Longtime Midwest League president George Spelius died Wednesday night at the age of 83, the league confirmed. Spelius was elected president in 1987 and served in that position until 2015. MORE »
  • One More Win for History

    In front of a crowd of 3,449, the largest for a postseason game in six years, the Great Lakes Loons shut out the Clinton LumberKings 4-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the Midwest League Championship Series. The Loons are now one win away from claiming their first MWL Championship in their first-ever appearance in the MWLCS and will have their first chance at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday. MORE »
  • Series Starts with Sour Taste

    In their first-ever appearance in the Midwest League Championship Series, the Great Lakes Loons had an eight-run 4th inning to blame as the Clinton LumberKings took Game 1 on Wednesday night 16-6 at Ashford University Field. With the loss, the Loons trail 1-0 in the best-of-five series with Game 2 scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EDT in Iowa. MORE »
  • On to the Midwest League Championship

    For the first time in franchise history, the Great Lakes Loons are headed to the Midwest League Championship after downing the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-2 on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Ballpark in the winner-take-all Game 3 of the MWL Eastern Division Championship. MORE »
  • Whitecaps Respond, Force Decisive Game 3

    There will be a decisive final game in the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship after the Great Lakes Loons fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Monday night 5-3 at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich. Despite getting on the scoreboard first, the Whitecaps scored five runs in the first two innings that was too much for the Loons to overcome. MORE »