Pelicans introduce new MyrlteBeachPelicans.com

Myrtle Beach, SC - From the Myrtle Beach Pelicans:

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, have unveiled their all-new website at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

The Pelicans are now members of the MLB Baseball Advanced Media (BAM) network of websites, joining dozens of other Minor League Baseball clubs from coast-to-coast.

The completely overhauled MyrtleBeachPelicans.com includes a bevy of new features designed to bring the best, most thorough coverage of the Pelicans to fans worldwide through a state-of-the art web platform.

"Our fans will love the look and ease of our new website design," Pelicans General Manager Scott Brown said. "MyrtleBeachPelicans.com has grown into the number one source for the latest Pelicans news and special offers."

The new site is the home for the latest Pelicans news releases, game recaps, ticket and promotions information, and much more.  It affords the Pelicans new dimensions of interactivity with fans who visit the site through unique multimedia features including video and audio highlights, picture galleries, deeper statistical and informational capabilities, and a streamlined look and structure.

The Pelicans will be streaming each and every one of their 140 radio broadcasts through MyrtleBeachPelicans.com in 2010 as well.

In addition to the new website, the Pelicans now have an all-new online Pro Shop, as well, where fans may purchase all manner of team merchandise at any time.  The new Pro Shop can be reached through MyrtleBeachPelicans.com or at Pelicans.MiLBstore.com.

Ticket Return remains the Pelicans' ticket vendor through the site redevelopment, so fans will not experience a change in purchasing tickets once they have accessed Ticket Return through the club's official website.  All information concerning ticket packages, single game and season tickets, and BB&T Coastal Field seating information is available and more easily navigable on the new MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

Myrtle Beach is now part of the Baseball Advanced Media (BAM) network which encompasses over 160 major and minor league club and league sites. BAM is a New York-based independent company jointly owned by the 30 Major League Baseball clubs and MLB itself.

In addition to its baseball work, which includes over 3,000 games broadcast online each season, MLB's internet media arm has extended its reach into other sports including development of Major League Soccer's official website MLSNet and the online broadcasts for CBS's March Madness On Demand college basketball broadcasts.

BAM announced in March that it had reached a landmark deal to take over the job of streaming live events online for ESPN, which currently streams 3,500 such games each year.

The Pelicans kick off the 2010 regular season with a four-game home series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks beginning Thursday, April 8 at BB&T Coastal Field. Single game tickets, season tickets, flex books, and mini-plans, are available now through the Pelicans Box Office by calling (843) 918-6000 or (877) 918-TIXX or by visiting the Tickets page at the all-new MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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