Dow Diamond

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Dow Diamond
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Entrance to Dow Diamond
Location 825 East Main Street
Midland, Michigan 48640
Coordinates 43°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
Owner Michigan Baseball Foundation
Operator Michigan Baseball Foundation
Capacity 5,500 baseball
9,000 stage event
Field size Left 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 ground April 11, 2006
Opened April 13, 2007
Construction cost $33.5 million
($38.9 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Architect Populous
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti[2]
Services engineer Henderson Engineers[2]
General contractor Three Rivers Corporation
Tenants
Great Lakes Loons (MWL) (2007–present)

Dow Diamond is a Minor League baseball stadium located in Midland, Michigan. It is the home of the Single-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League. 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[edit]

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]

Facility[edit]

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'œuvres 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[edit]

  1. ^ United States nominal Gross Domestic Product per capita figures follow the Measuring Worth series supplied in Johnston, Louis; Williamson, Samuel H. (2016). "What Was the U.S. GDP Then?". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved April 10, 2016.  These figures follow the figures as of 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Midland Baseball Stadium Mep Bp Project Information". Reed Construction Data. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "About MBF". Minor League Baseball. February 4, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kruth, Cash (June 18, 2008). "Fans Pack Dow Diamond for All-Star Game". Midland Daily News. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dow Diamond". Minor League Baseball. January 7, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Facility Rentals". Minor League Baseball. February 3, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 

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