|Former names||BB&T Coastal Field, Coastal Federal Field|
|Location||1251 21st Avenue North|
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
|Owner||Horry County/City of Myrtle Beach|
|Operator||Myrtle Beach Professional Baseball Club|
|Field size||Left field: 308 feet (94 m)|
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right field: 328 feet (100 m)
|Surface||Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass|
|Broke ground||March 11, 1998|
|Opened||April 12, 1999|
|Construction cost|| $12.8 million|
($20.8 million in 2021 dollars )
|Architect||Mozingo + Wallace Architects|
|Project manager||Opening Day Partners|
|Services engineer||Rast & Associates, Inc.|
|General contractor||McDevitt Street Bovis, Inc.|
| Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CL/Low-A East) (1999–present)|
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (NCAA) (2013–2014)
TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark (previously known as Coastal Federal Field and BB&T Coastal Field) is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is the home field of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in the Low-A East. The stadium, located just off Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach, opened in 1999. It holds up to 6,599 people.Since its opening, it has been the finish point of the annual Myrtle Beach Marathon, held annually in March.
On April 16, 2021, Myrtle Beach Pelicans leaders told WPDE-TV that TicketReturn.com Field would need a significant investments in order to keep Minor League Baseball there. The most urgent upgrades to TicketReturn.com Field are to the visiting and home clubhouses, additional team facilities for women staff members, and upgrades to lighting and wall height. The team general manager told the city council during its budget retreat that it is likely to cost $15 million to bring the stadium's current player development facilities up to par and that the stadium won't last another 20 years as it stands.
TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is also home of the annual "Baseball At The Beach" collegiate baseball tournament. Hosted by Coastal Carolina University each year, the tournament pits participating NCAA Division I baseball programs in the United States.While Charles Watson Stadium was renovated during the 2013 season, the Chanticleers played their home schedule at TicketReturn.com Field.
The venue served as a regional host site for the 2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Coastal Carolina hosted the regional, with VCU, Clemson, and St. John's also participating. The ballpark also hosted a regional and super regional in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, with the Chanticleers ultimately losing the super regional to South Carolina in the Gamecocks' first national championship season.
The Texas Rangers (then parent club of the Pelicans) played an exhibition game on March 29, 2011 at Pelicans Ballpark against Coastal Carolina University as a part of 2011 spring training.
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