TicketReturn.com Field

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TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
Former names BB&T Coastal Field, Coastal Federal Field
Location 1251 21st Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Coordinates 33°42′42″N 78°53′04″W / 33.711682°N 78.8845°W / 33.711682; -78.8845Coordinates: 33°42′42″N 78°53′04″W / 33.711682°N 78.8845°W / 33.711682; -78.8845
Owner Horry County/City of Myrtle Beach
Operator Myrtle Beach Professional Baseball Club
Capacity 6,600
Field size Left field: 308 feet (94 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right field: 328 feet (100 m)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground March 11, 1998
Opened April 12, 1999
Construction cost $12.8 million
($18.1 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Mozingo + Wallace Architects
Project manager Opening Day Partners
Services engineer Rast & Associates, Inc.[2]
General contractor McDevitt Street Bovis, Inc.[3]
Tenants
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina League) (1999-present)
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (NCAA DI Big South) (2013)

TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark (previously known as Coastal Federal Field and BB&T Coastal Field) is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the home field of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers in the Carolina League. The stadium, located just off Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach, opened in 1999. It holds up to 6,600 people.[4] It is the finish point of the annual Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon, an athletics event held in February of each year.[5]

Other tenants[edit]

TicketReturn.com Field is also home of the annual "Baseball At The Beach" collegiate baseball tournament. Hosted by Coastal Carolina University each year, the tournament pits participating NCAA Division I baseball programs in the United States.[6] While Charles Watson Stadium is renovated during the 2013 season, the Chanticleers will play their home schedule at TicketReturn.com Field.[7]

The venue served as a regional host site for the 2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Coastal Carolina hosted the regional, with VCU, Clemson, and St. John's also playing in the regional. They also hosted a regional and super regional in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, losing the super regional to South Carolina.[8]

The Texas Rangers played an exhibition game on March 29, 2011 at Pelicans Ballpark against Coastal Carolina University as a part of 2011 spring training.[9]

Season 3 of HBO's Eastbound & Down filmed there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Entertainment Facilities". Rast & Associates. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Coastal Federal Field". Mozingo + Wallace. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures". Minor League Baseball. March 8, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "BI-LO Marathon". Myrtle Beach Marathon. Archived from the original on December 11, 2006. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2005 Baseball Schedule". Coastal Carolina Sports Information. Archived from the original on February 13, 2005. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Select-A-Seat at TicketReturn.com Field Tuesday, 3-5 PM". Coastal Carolina Sports Information. February 4, 2013. Archived from the original on February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Record Book". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2011. Archived from the original on February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ Blondin, Alan (March 29, 2011). "Texas Rangers in Full Force for Exhibition Against CCU". The State (Columbia, SC). Retrieved September 24, 2011. 

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