Myrtle Beach Pelicans Offer Family Fun

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Are you ready for some baseball? Look no further than Pelicans Ballpark across from Broadway at the Beach.

This 5,500-seat stadium holds more than just the baseball diamond for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. It’s also the place for good, wholesome family entertainment, even if your family isn’t the biggest baseball fans. That’s because all the pre-game, postgame and between-inning entertainment is geared toward good times for those sitting in the bleacher seats.

The Pelicans hold colorful nightly events that bring in bog crowds, such as Bark at the Park Night, when guests can bring their four-legged friend to the game, and Harry Potter Night, when patrons come dressed as their favorite character from the book series. Costume contests, inflatable-suit Sumo wrestling, the dizzy-bat race are among the many thrilling activities designed to get the fans into the action.
The Pelicans also hold regular weekly promotions that pack the park, such as Weiner Wednesday, when hot dogs are only $1, and Thirsty Thursday, when dollar drafts are sold from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays are Backpack Buddy Nights, when kids receive discounted admission for donating school supplies to special-needs children, and Tuesdays are 2s-days, featuring $2 craft beers. The weekends see several unique events that change with the calendar, and there are special giveaway nights where the first 1,000 kids through the gates receive promotional items such as baseballs, bats, T-shirts and hats. Special postgame fireworks are the most popular nights on the calendar.

This season kids can take part in a pre-game autograph session with the players, and children ages 12 and under are allowed to run the bases after the games, giving parents the chance to let their kids burn off some of that cotton-candy induced energy before calling it a night. The Pelicans also offer lots of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the game, like roving mascots Splash the Pelican, the Rally Shark, and Deuce the Home Run Dog, a real-life yellow retriever who is great with children and available for photo ops.

The Pelicans play 70 home games throughout the months of April through August, and tickets vary in price depending on seating – from general admission in the outfield bleacher seats to reserved box seats. First pitch for most games is 7 p.m. For schedule and ticket information, call 843-918-6000 or visit www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com.

(posted 4/17/14)