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  • 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 »
  • MBF Grant Application Deadline is Friday

    The Michigan Baseball Foundation's 2017 grant application season will be closing this Friday, February 17. Grant applications can be picked up at Dow Diamond or downloaded at 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 »
  • National Anthem Tryouts Set for Feb. 18

    The Great Lakes Loons are once again hoping to uncover some of the area's most talented individuals during their 11th annual national anthem tryouts at Dow Diamond on Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Top qualifiers in the event will be invited to showcase their skills during a Loons home game in 2017. 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 »
  • Midnight on Main Tickets on Sale Now

    The Great Lakes Loons and Sound Productions are excited to announce that tickets are on sale for the Midnight on Main New Year's Eve party. The event will take place on Dow Diamond's concourse from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • MBF Grant Applications Available Now

    The Michigan Baseball Foundation's 2017 grant application cycle is now open. Grant applications can be picked up at Dow Diamond or downloaded at All applications must be received by the Michigan Baseball Foundation no later than February 17, 2017. 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 »