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Facts and Figures

Ballpark Facts

Groundbreaking for stadium: March 11, 1998

Cost of construction: Approximately $13 million

Pelicans Ballpark seating capacity: 4,800 fixed seats; up to 6,599 with standing room

Number of luxury suites: 9 (24 person capacity in each)

Field dimensions: RF: 328'; LF: 308'; CF: 400'; outfield wall is 8 feet high from right field to the left-center field alley; from left-center field alley to the left field foul pole, the outfield wall is 6 feet high

Seating bowl: Seats are from Fulton County Stadium, former home of the Atlanta Braves

Pelicans Ballpark stacks up: In 2009, Baseball America ranked Pelicans Ballpark as the top ballpark in the Carolina League. Stadium Journey ranked the Pelicans tops in the league from 2011-2015 and third in the minors in 2011-2013. Stadium Journey also ranked the stadium experience in the top 25 in all of sports in 2012 and 2013.


Original name of the ballpark: Coastal Federal Field (changed to BB&T Coastal Field on August 18, 2007; changed to TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on March 20, 2012, changed to Pelicans Ballpark in 2022)

First game attendance: 5,521 (April 12, 1999)

First pitch: April 12, 1999 at 7:14 p.m

*_First pitch temperature: *_74 degrees

First Pelicans pitcher: Luis Rivera

First Pelicans opponent: Potomac Cannons (now the Potomac Nationals)

First batter: Potomac's Esix Snead (struck out looking, April 12, 1999)

First hit: Potomac's Andy Bevins (home run, April 12, 1999)

First Pelicans hit: Ryan Lehr (4th inning home run, April 12, 1999)

First inside-the-park home run: Lynchburg's Victor Gutierrez (April 7, 2000)

First error by a Pelican: Marcus Giles (April 12, 1999)

First walk received: Marcus Giles (April 12, 1999)

First stolen base: Jeff Spencer (April 12, 1999)

First steal of home plate: Junior Brignac (July 12, 1999)

First player to hit for the cycle: Wilmington's Dee Brown (April 17, 1999)

First grand slam: Ryan Lehr (August 28, 1999)

First world record broken: Most People Wearing Groucho Marx Glasses at the Same Time - 1,827 funny-looking Pelicans fans (June 7, 2005)

First streaker: Name Unknown (September 1, 1999)

First car to go through the outfield wall: A car veered off of 21st Avenue North and crashed into the left field wall. No one was injured. (August 29, 2000)

First foul ball caught by a public address announcer: Mike Junga (September 2, 2005)

First home run ball hit into left field bleachers: Isaiah Ka'aihue (June 17, 2007)