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TicketReturn.com Field
Former namesBB&T Coastal Field, Coastal Federal Field
Location1251 21st Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Coordinates 33°42′42″N78°53′04″W / 33.711682°N 78.8845°W / 33.711682; -78.8845 Coordinates: 33°42′42″N78°53′04″W / 33.711682°N 78.8845°W / 33.711682; -78.8845
Owner Horry County/City of Myrtle Beach
Operator Myrtle Beach Professional Baseball Club
Capacity 6,599
Field sizeLeft field: 308 feet (94 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right field: 328 feet (100 m)
SurfaceTifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Construction
Broke groundMarch 11, 1998
OpenedApril 12, 1999
Construction cost $12.8 million
($19.6 million in 2019 dollars [1] )
ArchitectMozingo + Wallace Architects
Project manager Opening Day Partners
Services engineerRast & Associates, Inc. [2]
General contractor McDevitt Street Bovis, Inc. [3]
Tenants
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CL) (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 Carolina League. The stadium, located just off Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach, opened in 1999. It holds up to 6,599 people. [4] Since its opening, it has been the finish point of the annual Myrtle Beach Marathon, an athletics event held in March of each year. [5]

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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. [6] While Charles Watson Stadium was renovated during the 2013 season, the Chanticleers played their home schedule at TicketReturn.com Field. [7]

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. [8]

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. [9]

Season 3 of HBO's Eastbound & Down was filmed there.

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