Dow Diamond
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Dow Diamond
Dow Diamond
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Location825 East Main Street
Midland, Michigan 48640
Coordinates43°36?33.01?N 84°14?12.13?W / 43.6091694°N 84.2367028°W / 43.6091694; -84.2367028Coordinates: 43°36?33.01?N 84°14?12.13?W / 43.6091694°N 84.2367028°W / 43.6091694; -84.2367028
OwnerMichigan Baseball Foundation
OperatorMichigan Baseball Foundation
Capacity5,500 baseball
9,000 stage event
Field sizeLeft Field: 332 ft (101 m)
Left Center: 375 ft (114 m)
Center Field: 400 ft (122 m)
Right Center: 373 ft (114 m)
Right Field: 325 ft (99 m)
Wall: 9 to 13 ft (2.7 to 4.0 m)
Construction
Broke groundApril 11, 2006
OpenedApril 13, 2007
Construction cost$33.5 million
($41.1 million in 2020 dollars[1])
ArchitectPopulous
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti[2]
Services engineerHenderson Engineers[2]
General contractorThree Rivers Corporation
Tenants
Great Lakes Loons (MWL/High-A Central) (2007-present)

Dow Diamond is a Minor League baseball stadium located in Midland, Michigan. It is the home of the Great Lakes Loons of the High-A Central. The Loons are affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The stadium is located near Buttles, Ellsworth and State streets in Midland. The Dow Chemical Company, whose world headquarters are in Midland, donated the land for the stadium and also purchased the naming rights to the facility in 2006. The stadium name is a reference to both Dow's logo (a red diamond) and that "diamond" is a slang term for a baseball field.

History

Ground was broken for the ballpark on April 11, 2006.[3] The park opened April 13, 2007 and on June 8, 2007 it was announced that Dow Diamond would host the 2008 Midwest League All Star Game, which was held on June 17, 2008.[4] The venue also hosted the 2017 Midwest League All Star Game.

Facility

The seating bowl can accommodate 3,100 persons, with an additional 100 on the Party Deck. The park features 12 luxury suites containing a total of 300 seats, a Green Room for waiting performers and 3 dressing rooms.[5]

The Dow Diamond indoors is a year-round facility that can be rented for most any event and the facility's catering company can provide anything from hors d'oeuvres for two dozen to a formal dinner for 200 or a reception for 2,000.[6]

Outdoors, the Diamond can provide seating for 3,500 with the stage behind home plate; 5,500 with the stage behind second base or 9,000 with the stage in center field.

For exhibitions or trade shows within the infield/outfield, 50,000 ft² of Event Deck portable flooring and/or 10,000 ft² of DD2 covering for stage areas & road builds is available.

Panorama of Dow Diamond

References

  1. ^ Johnston, Louis; Williamson, Samuel H. (2022). "What Was the U.S. GDP Then?". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 2022. United States Gross Domestic Product deflator figures follow the Measuring Worth series.
  2. ^ a b "Midland Baseball Stadium Mep Bp Project Information". Reed Construction Data. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "About MBF". Minor League Baseball. February 4, 2009. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Kruth, Cash (June 18, 2008). "Fans Pack Dow Diamond for All-Star Game". Midland Daily News. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Dow Diamond". Minor League Baseball. January 7, 2009.
  6. ^ "Facility Rentals". Minor League Baseball. February 3, 2009. Retrieved 2014.

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