The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Single A affiliate of Atlanta, play at Coastal Federal Field. The stadium opened in 1999 and seats 5,634. The Pelicans have drawn 28,661 fans to its first 10 home games. Attendance today was 3,115. Today was a double header of 7 innings each because last night's game was rained out. There was a one hour rain delay in the first game. The only covered area is bleacher back seating down both base lines. Because of intermittent raindrops and finally sun we sat there until the 5th inning of the second game. Then we moved to our assigned seats behind home plate eight rows above the aisle. We saw the 7th inning of the 1st game and all of the second game. The Pelicans were playing the Salem Avalanche. The box score on the 1st game was Avalanche R-4, H-6, E-1 and Pelicans R-2, H-4, E-1. In the second game the Pelicans tied the game 2-2 with 3 lead off bunt singles, but ultimately lost 6-2. The box score was Avalanche R-6, H-9, E-1 and Pelicans R-2, H-7, E-2. Playing on the team are three sons of major leaguers: Tony Pena Jr. (Tony Pena), Aaron Herr (Tommy Herr), and Isaac Iorg (Garth or Dane Iorg). We sang Take Me Out to the Ballgame in the middle of the 3rd inning. The seats and bleachers were brought from Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta when it was bulldozed. The field lines are RF-328', RC-335', CF-400', LC-375', and LF'325'. The Mascots are both pelicans--Splash in the uniform and Squirt in the blue outfit. Dinger, a dog, takes a basket of balls out to the homeplate umpire. One of the between inning activities was fake Sumo wrestling. After the game there was going to be an overnight campout for boy and girl Scouts on the field. New Logo 2006. Name chage to TicketReturn.com Field.
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Myrtle Beach is part of the Grand Strand, a 60 mile long thin island, a river's width away from the continental part of South Caroline. It is a beach and golf destination with all of the attendant attractions.