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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Feb. 9, 2016) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have announced game times for each of their 70 home contests for the 2016 season. The Pelicans begin the campaign on Thursday, April 7 by hosting the Frederick Keys at 7:05 p.m. The opener is part of a seven-game homestand at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
All non-Sunday start times are 7:05 p.m. except for Friday, May 27, Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30, which will each begin at 5:05 p.m.
The Pelicans' first Sunday contest, April 10, will begin at 3:05 p.m. First pitches for Sunday contests on April 24, May 1, May 22 and May 29 are scheduled for 5:05 p.m., with all other Sunday games set for 6:05 p.m.
For the second straight season, the Carolina League schedule favors division games. For a third straight year it features shorter homestands and road trips, ensuring that 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 7 and September 1, the final home game of the season, with no longer than nine days between home games at any point.
Fans will be able to celebrate a number of holidays with the Pelicans as well. Myrtle Beach plays at home on Armed Forced Day (May 21 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Lynchburg) and Memorial Day (May 30 at 5:05 p.m vs. Wilmington). The club will also celebrate Independence Day on July 2 at 7:05 p.m. and 3 at 6:05 p.m., as they host the Potomac Nationals in a four-game set from June 30 - July 3.
The Pelicans complete their home schedule on Thursday, September 1 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Lynchburg and wrap up the season with a four-game series in Woodbridge, Virginia against Potomac that concludes on September 5.
The Mills Cup playoffs would begin Wednesday, September 7.
The 2016 season will be the 18th season for the Pelicans franchise and second as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2016, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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 2015 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made nine postseason appearances behind 11 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, as well as five Southern Division titles, most recently in 2015. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing [email protected].