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Family Fun: Take Them to a Loons Game

Root for the home team when you and your family visit Dow Diamond. Watching a Great Lakes Loons game is among the top family-fun activities in the Great Lakes Bay Region, offering an experience filled with excitement, delicious food, and great baseball. Learn more about all the great activities families can enjoy on their next outing to a Great Lakes Loons baseball game.

Enjoy Dow Diamond’s Amenities

When it comes to attending a baseball game, having an enjoyable experience starts with the stadium and what it has to offer fans. Centrally located in downtown Midland and close to Bay City and Saginaw, Dow Diamond has established itself as one of the premier minor league stadiums in the country. Families who attend a game can enjoy the many amenities the stadium has to offer, such as:


Nothing symbolizes baseball quite like a delicious hot dog at the ballpark. Dow Diamond offers fans all the classic ballpark treats, as well as a variety of specialty food items. Carts throughout the stadium serve delicious specialty sausages, Philly cheese steaks, Mexican dishes, and many other tasty options. Guests are reminded that per Minor League Baseball and Midwest League guidelines, any food or beverage brought in from outside the stadium is prohibited.

Team Store

To help your family remember their outing together, visit the team store and purchase official Great Lakes Loons gear. Loons Loft is open to ticket holders during every home game and features a wide range of memorabilia for fans to choose from. Guests are also welcome to browse Loon Loft’s online store to purchase items before they get to the ballpark.

Lou E’s Lookout

Families with small children can understand the difficulties of keeping their little ones preoccupied during nine innings of baseball. To accommodate, Dow Diamond offers a great escape for children of all ages. Located on the right side of the main concourse, Lou E’s Lookout features play equipment, engaging activities, and a variety of other children’s entertainment. Parents should be advised that constant supervision of their children is required.

Group Facilities

Dow Diamond encourages group outings at the ballpark. The stadium’s suites are ideal for hosting group events or accommodating families who wish to attend a game together. Suite rentals include 20 game tickets, along with exclusive access to the suite. Other group accommodations can be made throughout the general seating areas, as well.

In-Game Entertainment

When families visit the ballpark for a Great Lakes Loons game, they are not only attending a baseball game, but they are also taking part in a spectacle. The team is proud to offer fans a chance to be a part of the entertainment. Some ways your family can get in on the action include:

Baseball Buddies

Has your child ever dreamed of running onto a professional baseball field? Now they can with our Baseball Buddies program. Parents or guardians can nominate their child, ages seven to 12 years old, to become one of our Baseball Buddies. If selected, your child will get the opportunity to accompany a Great Lakes Loons player in the dugout and run onto the field together for the National Anthem. Children will also receive a Baseball Buddies T-shirt and two lawn tickets to their selected game.

The “Play Ball” Kid

Everyone knows the game can’t begin unless those two famous words are proclaimed. As the Play Ball Kid, your child could have the honor of starting a Great Lakes Loons game. Children, ages five to 12 years old, can be entered by their parent or guardian to have the chance to announce to everyone that it is time to “play ball!”

Rookie Signing Bonus

Partnering with Dow Chemical Employee’s Credit Union, the Great Lakes Loons are proud to give one lucky fan a chance to become a member of the team through the rookie signing bonus promotion. Children ages three to 12 years old, who are selected, will receive four tickets to a Great Lakes Loons game, a rookie T-shirt, and $50 to put toward their savings courtesy of Dow Chemical Employee’s Credit Union. For every run we score during the game, Dow Chemical Employee’s Credit Union will contribute an additional $10.

Enjoy Family Fun at a Great Lakes Loons Game

For a fun outing with the entire family in the Great Lakes Bay Region, take them to a Great Lakes Loons game at Dow Diamond. During the game, families can enjoy great-tasting stadium treats, the in-game entertainment, as well as the game itself. To learn more about this family fun activity or club info, please contact our ticket office.