Pelicans unveil summer month-loaded 2019 schedule

Myrtle Beach begins regular season on April 4

By Scott Kornberg / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | October 2, 2018 10:39 AM

2019 SCHEDULE (PDF)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (October 2, 2018) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are pleased to announce their 2019 schedule. For the sixth consecutive season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' schedule has been arranged to ensure the greatest opportunity for both the local community and the millions of annual Grand Strand visitors to attend a game at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

The 140-game 2019 regular season slate features 70 contests at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Home games litter the calendar during the summer months, as the Birds will play 12 contests in Myrtle Beach in June, 17 in July and 13 in August. Prior to their final home game on August 22, the Pelicans go just one calendar week without playing in the Grand Strand.

The Pelicans begin the 2019 campaign with the Battle of the Beaches exhibition game against the Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees) on April 2 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Myrtle Beach's regular season commences on April 4, when the cub hosts the Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland Indians). Following a quick three-game trip to the Down East Wood Ducks (Texas Rangers), the Birds return for a seven-game homestand from April 11-17 with the new Fayetteville franchise (Houston Astros) and the Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles).

In addition to Lynchburg, Down East, Fayetteville and Frederick, Myrtle Beach will also welcome the Carolina Mudcats (Milwaukee Brewers), Salem Red Sox (Boston Red Sox), Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox) and Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals) during the season's first two months. The Wilmington Blue Rocks (Wilmington Blue Rocks) make their first trip to the Grand Strand from June 2-4.

All Southern Division foes will visit TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark at least seven times. Down East will engage in a Carolina League-high 11 contests from Myrtle Beach, followed by Carolina (nine), Fayetteville (eight) and Winston-Salem (seven).

Of the Northern Division squads, Salem (nine) has the most contests at the Pelicans, followed by Lynchburg (seven), Potomac (seven), Frederick (six) and Wilmington (six).

Following Myrtle Beach's last home game, which will be played on August 22, the Pelicans conclude the season with an 11-game road trip to Salem, Potomac and Wilmington.

The 2019 season will feature a variety of popular promotions and fan favorites. While the full promotional schedule will be released at a later date, fireworks shows can be expected on Opening Day, as well as July 3. Game dates are subject to change and all game times are to-be-determined.

The 2019 season will be the 21st season for the Pelicans franchise and fifth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, call (843) 918-6000, or visit the Pelicans Box Office.

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. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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