Broadway at the Ballpark

BROADWAY AT THE BALLPARK RETURNS

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre announced the return of their collaboration with LMCU Ballpark to bring live theatre to the ballpark in August. Broadway at the Ballpark is scheduled for August 27th and 28th with shows at 7:00 pm each night.

The 2021 event will build on the success of the 2021 concert and will feature world-class entertainment and bigger and better entertainment experiences for all ages. The concert will feature Broadway favorites performed by Civic Theatre actors. This year, the event will also include more musical numbers, greater seating capacity, and an expanded selection of food and beverage, including beer and wine.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth aged 3-15. Children 3 and under are free. Guests will bring their own chairs be seated in the outfield of LMCU Ballpark. VIP Access begins at 5:30 pm and general admission entrance begins at 6:00. A special performance from the cast of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s production of the musical Once will take place from 6:30 – 7:00 pm, and the concert begins at 7:00. Tickets are available online and at the LMCU Ballpark box office.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre back to the ballpark this year,” said Dan Morrison, VP of Sales for the West Michigan Whitecaps. “This event will once again provide an opportunity for guests to get an up-close look at our field and will offer amazing entertainment for baseball and theatre fans alike.”

Civic Theatre is returning to regular live performance after the pandemic closed their doors for nearly 18 months. As they prepare for their 2020-2021 season in September, they are returning to the ballpark for another outdoor show.

“After what’s been a very challenging year, we are so excited to return to LMCU Ballpark again in 2021,” said Ben Greene, Director of Marketing and Engagement for Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. “With fewer pandemic restrictions in place, we are planning to make this experience even more enjoyable for our guests this year.”

Broadway at the Ballpark was born after both Civic Theatre and the West Michigan Whitecaps were forced to cancel regular programming in 2020 due to the pandemic. The inaugural event was a hit among guests, and both parties agreed it was something the community would love to see again in 2021.

VIP packages will be available for purchase for the event for $150. The packages include a table for up to four guests, early entry, VIP parking, and an all-you-can-eat meal plan in the General RV Campground.

“We are always looking for ways to strengthen our community partnerships and offer unique and fun experiences in West Michigan,” Morrison added. “We hope that even more families choose to make Broadway at the Ballpark a part of their summer plans this year.”

For Ticket Information
Friday, August 27
Saturday, August 28

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Movies From The Mound Return

MOVIES RETURN TO LMCU BALLPARK THIS SUMMER

Movies from the mound presented by
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy begins in June!

Comstock Park, MI – – Wednesday, June 2nd,  2021 – – It was nearly a year ago when Whitecaps baseball was cancelled for the first time ever due to COVID-19. The staff began building a bridge to 2021. They knew that getting creative with how LMCU Ballpark could be used was clearly the next step. That’s how the popular “Movies from the Mound,” began.

“We started brainstorming and showing movies on our centerfield screen came up as an idea,” said Dan Morrison, VP of Sales for the West Michigan Whitecaps. “We loved the concept and worked with local health agencies to have families in the outfield safely, and it was big hit.”

Over the summer of 2020 LMCU Ballpark would host more than 5,000 moviegoers. Staff sold West Michigan’s favorite ballpark food, craft beer, popcorn, and even Whitecaps merchandise. Having experienced success, LMCU Ballpark is bringing back the movies when the Whitecaps baseball team is traveling.

“We’re thrilled to bring back Movies from the Mound,” Morrison added. “This summer Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is presenting what will be a festival of family entertainment.”

Movies from the Mound presented by EGLE schedule:

Price: $7
All individuals over the age of 2 must have a ticket

Friday, June 18            
6:00 p.m. Incredibles 2 (PG) BUY TICKETS
8:30 p.m. Black Panther  (PG-13) BUY TICKETS

Saturday, June19         
6:00 p.m. The Sandlot (PG) BUY TICKETS
8:30 p.m. Jumanji – The Next Level (PG-13) BUY TICKETS

Friday, July 9               
6:00 p.m. Frozen II (PG) BUY TICKETS
8:30 p.m. Ghostbusters (PG) * original version BUY TICKETS

Saturday, July 10         
6:00 p.m. The Croods – A New Age (PG) BUY TICKETS
8:30 p.m. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13) BUY TICKETS

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LMCU Ballpark Mask Policy Update

Masks no longer required outside at LMCU Ballpark

Comstock Park, Mi – – Saturday, May 15, 2021 – – Masks are no longer required to watch West Michigan Whitecaps and events at LMCU Ballpark, effectively immediately.

Considering the new guidance issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in accordance with state and local health officials, effective today, May 15, guests will not be required to wear masks at outdoor locations/seating areas within LMCU Ballpark.

  • Masks are still required for non-vaccinated individuals in indoor areas such as the Pepsi Stadium Club, suites, restrooms, and Capsized Shop.
  • Major League Baseball rules currently prohibit player-fan contact – autographs are not allowed at LMCU Ballpark under current restrictions.

More on state orders here https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-559589–,00.html

Let’s Play Ball!

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Whitecaps Tickets On Sale!

What: The West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that a very limited number of single game tickets, for May and June only, will go on sale Wednesday, April 21st at 10:00am

Why: The Whitecaps will play 24 home games over the course of May and June. Multi-game ticket plan holders have been given priority when determining available seats. Now, individual game tickets can be sold. The number will be very limited.  Depending on game date, anywhere from a couple of hundred to a few hundred will be available.

Whitecaps: “The demand for Whitecaps tickets has been growing especially since Major League Baseball started,” said Dan Morrison, VP of Sales – West Michigan Whitecaps. “We know West Michigan is ready for Whitecaps baseball. We’re grateful we have a few seats to offer for the first couple months of the summer and have no doubt they will be gone quickly.”

How: At 10:00am, on Wednesday, April 21st, the limited number of individual game tickets will go on sale, online only, at WhitecapsBaseball.com. The official countdown can be found daily at WhitecapsBaseball.com.

Media: For more information or comments, contact Steve VanWagoner at stevev@whitecapsbaseball.com or 616.318.8949About West Michigan Whitecaps: The Whitecaps minor league baseball team was established in 1994. The Whitecaps are the High- A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the Eastern Division of the High-A Central League. The team’s home games are played in West Michigan’s favorite, largest, outdoor, multi-purpose venue, LMCU Ballpark. For more information visit whitecapsbaseball.com. Contact: Steve VanWagoner at stevev@whitecapsbaseball.com or 616.318.8949.

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Whitecaps & LMCU Announce Partnership

 Comstock Park, MI, Feb 2, 2021 – Lake Michigan Credit Union and the West Michigan Whitecaps are excited to announce that 2021 is bringing West Michigan a whole new ballgame – the Whitecaps stadium is now officially named LMCU Ballpark. 

In the spirit of LMCU’s ongoing commitment to supporting the communities it serves, the credit union has entered a long-term partnership that includes the naming rights for the largest outdoor entertainment venue in West Michigan and home stadium of West Michigan’s only professional baseball team, the West Michigan Whitecaps. 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Whitecaps, thereby linking two well-known and well-respected organizations, and we are excited about supporting a beloved West Michigan institution and favorite West Michigan community entertainment destination,” said Sandra Jelinski, LMCU President and CEO. “The positive impact the Whitecaps have on our community is something that I have admired for the last 27 years, certainly from a business perspective but also as a longstanding member of the community. We value the ongoing success of the Whitecaps as a premier entertainment and community-focused organization and are exceptionally pleased to partner with them for all of their banking needs. From one homegrown organization to another, we see this as a perfect fit for both of our teams, and we are excited about the future opportunities this partnership holds.” 

“I am confident the Whitecaps could not have found a better fit for this franchise-defining partnership moving into the future, than with Lake Michigan Credit Union,” said Joe Chamberlin, CEO of the West Michigan Whitecaps. “First and foremost, LMCU and the Whitecaps share a very important core value, a passion for improving the West Michigan community. They are a truly local customer- and community-focused organization that has built their brand on service, growth, and helping businesses and families thrive. While we are excited for the future, we are also very thankful for our past as the naming rights for our ballpark have been with Fifth Third Bank since day one. I want to thank them for our long partnership and their continued commitment to the Whitecaps organization and this community. I am so excited for our fans, their members, and the combined community impact this new partnership with LMCU will deliver not only in 2021, but also 

well into the future. We are all looking forward to celebrating a new chapter of Whitecaps Baseball at LMCU Ballpark this season.” 

The Whitecaps partnership is a natural extension of LMCU’s steadfast focus on community involvement and support, which has been embedded in the organization’s culture since opening its doors in 1933. LMCU has a dedicated internal team that drives the philanthropic priorities of more than 1,400 team members in both Michigan and Florida. Each year, the LMCU team participates in hundreds of volunteer opportunities that result in thousands of hours of direct support. Partnering with the Whitecaps is just one more way LMCU is increasing support for the many communities it serves. 

While the West Michigan Whitecaps are coming off an unusual year, one thing the organization is sure about is that West Michigan is eager to get back to the ballpark. In addition to many returning fan-favorite promotions and a wide selection of foods, West Michigan will see a notable upgrade in player talent on the field, as the Detroit Tigers officially made the Whitecaps their Advanced A Affiliate earlier this year – an exciting development for the team, organization, and community. 

Both organizations are looking forward to having the Greater Grand Rapids Community’s pent-up demand for professional baseball satisfied this spring when the Whitecaps take the field and West Michigan fans return to the stands at LMCU Ballpark. The 2021 Season schedule will be released in the coming weeks, including a highly anticipated Opening Day and promotional calendar. 

LMCU Ballpark Stats 

• Located at 4500 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321 

• Baseball Dimensions: Left field 317ft, Center field 402ft, Right field 327ft 

• Capacity: 8,942 

• Eight hospitality decks 

• Two indoor clubs – Pepsi Stadium Club & Super Suite 

• Two lawn seating areas 

• 21 luxury suites 

LMCU Ballpark is a year-round facility hosting more than 200 events annually including Whitecaps Advanced A baseball, Birthday Bash and other concerts, outdoor festivals like Taco & Tequila and the Winter Beer Festival, 9/11 Stair Climb, 5K events and other fundraisers, high school and college sports, corporate meetings and picnics, retail outlet sales, weddings, and more. 

About Lake Michigan Credit Union 

Lake Michigan Credit Union is the largest credit union in Michigan. Employing a staff of over 1,400, LMCU’s assets exceed $9.0 billion, with a mortgage-serviced portfolio of over $12 billion and over 487,000 members. LMCU has 57 convenient branch locations overall, including 12 in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full-range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments and commercial banking. 

To find out more, visit LMCU.org. 

LMCU Media Contact:  Don Bratt 

  • Don.Bratt@LMCU.org
  • 616-242-9744 

About West Michigan Whitecaps 

The Whitecaps minor league baseball team was established in 1994. The Whitecaps are the Advanced A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League. With annual baseball attendance averaging over 400,000, the team’s home games, and more than 200 events, are in West Michigan’s favorite multi-purpose venue, LMCU Ballpark. 

For more information visit https://www.milb.com/west-michigan

Whitecaps Media Contact:  Steve VanWagoner

  • SteveV@whitecapsbaseball.com
  • 616.318.8949