MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AUGUST25, 2015) -The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and defending Carolina League Champions, are pleased to announce their 2017 regular season schedule. The Pelicans open their 2017 season on the road on April 6 but not before hosting the Charleston RiverDogs, New York Yankees Class A Affiliate, at TicketReturn.Com Field in the Battle of the Beaches. The Pelicans kick-off their home schedule on Thursday, April 13 against the Lynchburg Hillcats, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, in a repeat of the 2016 Mills Cup Championship where Myrtle Beach defeated Lynchburg three games to one. The opening six-game homestand also features a match-up against one of two new teams joining the Carolina League.
For a fourth consecutive year the Myrtle Beach schedule is arranged in a manner that ensures the maximum number of visitors to the Grand Strand will have the opportunity to attend a Pelicans game. There is at least one home game scheduled every calendar week between April 5 and August 27, the final home game of the season, with no longer than eight days between home games at any point.
The schedule is once again loaded with home games during the summer months with 18 in June, 14 in July and 13 in August. The schedule is great for Spring Breakers coming to Myrtle Beach with homestands April 13-19 and April 25-27.
Promotionally, fans can expect the return of popular weekly staples. The 19th year in franchise history will feature 14 Thirsty Thursdays, 11 Wiener Wednesdays, postgame fireworks, and more! While the full promotional schedule and fireworks shows will be released at a later date, shows can be expected on Opening Day as well as July 4.
The Pelicans complete their home schedule on Sunday, August 27 vs. the Carolina Mudcats and wrap up the season with a seven-game road trip concluding in Zebulon, North Carolina against the Mudcats on September 4.
The Mills Cup playoffs would begin Wednesday 6.
Game dates are subject to change and all game times are to-be-determined.
Of the 70 home games, TicketReturn.Com patrons will be exposed to nine different major league affiliates in addition to the New York Yankees during the Battle of the Beaches. The two new teams joining the league will frequent Myrtle Beach the most this upcoming season with Kinston making 15 appearances and a team to be named later playing 14 games at TicketReturn.Com Field.
Here is the opponent breakdown, home and away, by team. Please note that divisional breakdowns have been omitted as they are still pending due to the addition of two new teams.
Carolina Mudcats (Milwaukee Brewers): 13 at home, 8 on the road
Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles): 3 at home, 10 on the road
Down East Wood Ducks (Texas Rangers): 15 at home, 12 on the road
Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland Indians): 7 at home, 7 on the road
Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals): 4 at home, 7 on the road
Salem Red Sox (Boston Red Sox): 4 at home, 4 on the road
Buies Creek Astros (Houston Astros): 14 at home, 12 on the road
Wilmington Blue Rocks (Kansas City Royals): 3 at home, 3 on the road
Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox): 7 at home, 7 on the road
Season seat memberships to the Pelicans 19th season are on sale now. For more information about the 2017 season or membership plans, contact the Pelicans Front Office at 843-918-6000.
About the Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in each of the last five seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last five years and the best in the Carolina League for five straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2016, 2015, and 2000 as well as co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the second half of the 2016 season, as well as six Southern Division titles, most recently in 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.