Pelicans announce 2018 schedule

20th Anniversary season set to open April 5

By Myrtle Beach Pelicans | October 25, 2017 1:26 PM ET

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are pleased to announce their schedule for the team's 20th anniversary season. The Pelicans open the 2018 season at home on April 5 with a game against the Frederick Keys, affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The opening six-game homestand also features a match-up against the Winston-Salem Dash, affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are pleased to announce their schedule for the team's 20th anniversary season. The Pelicans open the 2018 season at home on April 5 with a game against the Frederick Keys, affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The opening six-game homestand also features a match-up against the Winston-Salem Dash, affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

For the fifth 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 throughout the entire regular season, with no longer than eight days between home games at any point. The schedule is also loaded with home games during the summer months with 16 in June, 17 in July and 12 in August.

The 20th anniversary season will feature a variety of popular promotions and fan favorites from the past 20 years. 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.

The Pelicans last home game is scheduled for Thursday, August 30th vs. the Buies Creek Astros (Houston affiliate) and finish the regular season with a four-game series in Frederick, MD.

Game dates are subject to change and all game times are to-be-determined.

In conjunction with their 20th anniversary season the Pelicans are celebrating their local fans with a brand new locals only benefit program. The program, dubbed 'My Pelicans', is a way to thank fans for two decades of support. The program is free to join for all residents of Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Dillon, Robeson, Brunswick, Columbus and New Hanover counties and will provide exclusive special events and offers year-round. Fans wishing to join the My Pelicans program can do so online at myrtlebeachpelicans.com/mypelicans.


OPPONENT BREAKDOWN

During the 2018 season, TicketReturn.Com patrons will host nine different major league affiliates. Here is the opponent breakdown, home and away, by team.

            Northern Division

                        Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles): 4 at home, 7 on the road

Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland Indians): 7 at home, 7 on the road

                        Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals): 7 at home, 6 on the road

                        Salem Red Sox (Boston Red Sox): 3 at home, 3 on the road

                        Wilmington Blue Rocks (Kansas City Royals): 3 at home, 3 on the road

            Southern Division

                        Buies Creek Astros (Houston Astros): 16 at home, 6 on the road

Carolina Mudcats (Milwaukee Brewers): 11 at home, 15 on the road

                        Down East Wood Ducks (Texas Rangers): 10 at home, 14 on the road

                        Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox): 9 at home, 9 on the road

FLASHBACK: 2017 - A RECORD BREAKING SEASON

The 2017 season was one for the record books. The Pelicans won the first half Southern Division Championship and appeared in the post-season for the 12th time in nineteen years. Manager Buddy Bailey surpassed 2,000 career wins, becoming only the 11th manager in Minor League Baseball to reach the milestone. Off the field, the Pelicans recorded new franchise records for in-season revenue and contracted ticket sales.

Season seat memberships to the Pelicans 20th season are on sale now. For more information about the 2018 season or membership plans, contact the Pelicans Front Office at 843-918-6000.

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