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Loons to Host Hockey Night

PRESS RELEASE – Just a few years before the Great Lakes Loons were born in 2007, the Spirit came to Saginaw in 2002. There was the instant connection that both franchises provide professional sports and family entertainment to the region throughout the entire year. Many Loons fans also frequent The Dow Event Center during the hockey season to see the NHL’s stars of tomorrow.

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Loons Groundskeeper Wins Mowing Patterns Award

PRESS RELEASE – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the organization for 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athlete safety – names Kelly Rensel, Head Groundskeeper at the Great Lakes Loons (Midland, Mich.), its fifth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest” winner. Continue reading

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Loons, Dow Diamond Getting New Video Board

PRESS RELEASE – When Dow Diamond officially opened on April 13, 2007, the video board in right field was hailed as a state-of-the-art display. And at the time it was. Over 10 years later the rapid change in technology since the ballpark was built has highlighted the need for updated digital equipment at the home of the Great Lakes Loons. Continue reading

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Dow Diamond Hosts Prom

“Take me out to the ballpark” was the theme for Swan Valley High School’s 2017 prom, which took place over the weekend at Dow Diamond baseball stadium, home of the Great Lakes Loons (Single-A, Midwest League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Loons Announce Additions to Front Office

Great Lakes Loons LogoPRESS RELEASE –  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. Continue reading

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Loons to Host 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

Great Lakes Loons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce that Dow Diamond will serve as the host site of the 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game. The festivities will take place over two days on June 19-20. Continue reading

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Loons Unveil Updated Branding, New Uniforms

Great Lakes Loons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons unveiled an updated brand and new uniforms at the 10th Season Kickoff event held at Dow Diamond on Saturday. The new logos, wordmarks and jerseys are a continuation on the benchmark that was set in 2007 when the team moved to Midland. Continue reading

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Loons Announce 2015 Promotional Schedule

Great Lakes Loons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons are excited to announce their 2015 promotional schedule, packed with a strong variety of family-friendly entertainment, including theme nights, giveaways and national entertainers. While many fan favorites will return to this season’s lineup, the schedule also features some new and exciting twists and turns. Continue reading

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Vosters Takes Over Loons Play-by-Play Duties

Great Lakes Loons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons and ESPN 100.9-FM are pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Vosters as their new play-by-play announcer. Continue reading

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Loons Announce Promotions, Additions to Front Office

Great Lakes Loons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce several new hires and promotions within their front office staff. Continue reading

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Loons Broadcaster Stepping Down

Great Lakes Loons LogoPRESS RELEASE – Brad Golder, the radio broadcast voice of the Great Lakes Loons since the team’s inception, is stepping down as the team’s play-by-play announcer to pursue other opportunities. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Dow Diamond (Midland, MI)

Great Lakes Loons LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits Dow Diamond, home of the Single-A Great Lakes Loons (Midwest League).  Read more and view photos here and here.

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Flatscreen Fridays Highlight Loons Loaded 2013 Promo Schedule

Great Lakes Loons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Loons are excited to present their 2013 promotional schedule, packed with a strong variety of family friendly entertainment , including theme nights, giveaways and national entertainers. Many fan favorites will be returning, but the schedule also features some new, exciting twists and turns. Continue reading

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Loons Announce Michigan Legends Series

PRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons are excited to announce a new promotion, known as the Michigan Legends Series presented by MidMichigan Health, scheduled for the 2013 season. The series is a fresh spin on the successful Red Wings Legends Series, offered in 2011 and 2012, and will include six Loons home games paying tribute to the state’s sports history Continue reading

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Loons Announce Front Office Changes

PRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons have added three new full-time employees to their team and have promoted a collection of current staffers over the last several months. Continue reading

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Loons Launch New Sustainability Goals

PRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons and Dow Diamond have teamed up with corporate partners The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation to enhance sustainability practices across all aspects of the organization. The Loons announced today an ambitious goal to reduce total energy use, water use, and waste by 50% by the year 2020. Continue reading

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Dow Diamond #1 in Michigan

StadiumJourney.com has ranked the top 11 baseball parks in Michigan, and Dow Diamond, home of the Single-A Great Lakes Loons (Midwest League), came in a number one.  Read more and view photo galleries here.  By the way, we love the Rall E. Camel, Lou E. Loon‘s partner in fun.

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Loons Unveil 2012 Promo Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – Today the Loons are excited to present the 2012 Promotional Schedule, packed with promotions, theme nights, giveaways and national entertainment. While a lot of the promotional favorites will be making their return, the schedule also features some new and exciting twists and turns. Continue reading

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Dow Diamond Again Hosts Great Outdoors Expo

PRESS RELEASE – Dow Diamond and Cumulus Media are partnering for the third consecutive year to host the Great Outdoors Exhibition on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19. Continue reading

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Loons Add Five to Front Office

PRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce five new staff additions for the 2012 Loons Baseball season. The club welcomes Eric Ramseyer, Matt Hoffman, Kevin Rathbun, Dan Straley and Kyle McIntyre in their new full-time roles. Continue reading

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Loons Take Food and Beverage Management In House

PRESS RELEASE – After five seasons of partnering with Professional Sports Catering (PSC), the Great Lakes Loons announced today the transition of the team’s food and beverage operations to an in-house management staff. Continue reading

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Loons Unveil 5th Anniversary Logo, Major Capital Improvement

PRESS RELEASE – Prior to the game Friday night, the Great Lakes Loons kicked off the team’s 5th Anniversary celebration. It was five years ago Friday when the Great Lakes Loons first announced the team name, unveiled team logos, sold merchandise and introduced Lou E. Loon to the Great Lakes Bay Region in 2006. The team will celebrate the five years throughout the offseason and during all of next season Continue reading

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Golf Expo Swings to Dow Diamond

PRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons and Citadel Broadcasting have partnered to host the inaugural Golf Expo on Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, at Dow Diamond. The event is open to the public and will take place on the indoor heated concourse of Dow Diamond. Continue reading

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Loons Unveil Promo Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – It’s a brand new year at Dow Diamond and the Great Lakes Loons front office is excited about the promotional and entertainment line-up scheduled for the upcoming season, as detailed in the attached 2011 Promotional Schedule, which was released today. While a lot of the promotional favorites will be making their return, the schedule also features some new and exciting twists and turns. Continue reading

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Gordie Howe Added to Red Wings Bobblehead Line-Up

PRESS RELEASE – On Monday, the Great Lakes Loons finalized the details of the new Red Wings Legends Series ticket package, presented by MidMichigan Health, by revealing which former Red Wings would be recognized with bobbleheads. In an unexpected change of events, the Loons are excited to announce that Gordie Howe, the Red Wings all-time leader in points, goals, and games played, will be added to the Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Dow Diamond (Midland, MI)

Ballpark Reviews visits Dow Diamond, home of the Single-A Midwest League’s Great Lakes (Midland, MI) Loons.  Read review and view photos here.

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Great Lakes Loons: (A Pretty Cool) 2010 Year in Review

The Single-A Great Lakes Loons had a great 2010.  We love this “Reflecting on 2010” blog posting covering the Loons’ 2010 season on and off the field.  All teams should give their fans this kind of comprehensive reminder, particulary as season ticket renewal time heats up each year.  Read more here.

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Impressions of a Ballpark Hunter: the pleasantries of lawn seating in Midland

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The majestic green fields at the ballpark are usually reserved for the players, but a recent visit to the Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich., dispels any myths that these fields are best left for the professionals with the bats and gloves. Here, there are copious lawn seating for the fan to choose from-sometimes it can be the main reason for a visit to the ballpark. Continue reading

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‘Rall E. Camel’ Makes Appearance

Opening day for the Great Lakes Loons wouldn’t be the same without…a camel?  Nope, not a fluffy mascot, but a real 1,800 pound camel sporting a Loons baseball cap.  Gunther, known as “Rall E. Camel” to Loons fans,  made it out to a couple of playoff games last year and was Continue reading

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Loons Win Production Awards

The Great Lakes Loons have won the IDEA Gold Matrix Award for Best Overall Video Display in Minor League Sports, sponsored by the Information Display and Entertaiment Association.  The Loons also received the bronze Telly award for their 2009 player introduction video.  Read more here.

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Rainiers, Loons, Keys Unveil New Websites

The websites for the Tacoma Rainiers, Great Lakes Loons, and Frederick Keys have received makeovers for 2010. Continue reading

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Loons Release 2010 Promotions

PRESS RELEASE – Twelve fireworks shows, eight Dollar Family Feast Night Tuesdays and six Tigers Legends Series games are amongst the highlights of the Great Lakes Loons 2010 promotional calendar, released today. Continue reading

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Loons Announce Promotions, New Hires

PRESS RELEASE – The Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce that Dave Gomola has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager-Dow Diamond Events. Gomola, who has been with the Loons since 2007, graduated from Central Michigan University and has an extensive background in event planning. Continue reading

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Additional Logo, Unis, Stadium Improvements Await Fans in 2010

PRESS RELEASE – Earliery today, the Loons introduced an additional logo for the 2010 season as well as a new uniform the team will don on Opening Day. The additional logo, which will be part of the new uniform to be worn on Sunday home games and select dates throughout the season, will be featured on a new line of Loons hats, clothing and apparel. Continue reading

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Dow Diamond to Host ‘Great Outdoors Exhibition’ on Feb. 20-21

PRESS RELEASE – Dow Diamond and Citadel Broadcasting have partnered to host the Great Outdoors Exhibition on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st. The Great Outdoors Exhibition will feature over 20,000 square feet of the latest in hunting and fishing gear. Continue reading

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