Pelicans playoff tickets on sale now

Myrtle Beach, SC - From the Myrtle Beach Pelicans:

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – With the Carolina League second-half playoff race nearing its climax, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans announced Thursday that 2010 playoff tickets are now on sale for any postseason play at BB&T Coastal Field.

Pelicans playoff tickets are available to fans now and can be obtained by stopping by the Pelicans Box Office at BB&T Coastal Field or calling (843)918-6000 or (877)918-TIXX.

Ticket prices remain the same with Field Box seats going for $11, Reserved Box and Grand Strand Reserved seats going for $9, and Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck bleacher seats going for $7.  Tickets are not currently available online at

During the first round, the Pelicans would have the opportunity to host up to three games at BB&T Coastal Field beginning on September 10.  Game dates and times are subject to change due to weather or other factors.

If the Pelicans do not make the 2010 Carolina League Playoffs, postseason ticket holders will be given credits toward 2011 tickets in place of refunds.

Down the homestretch in the second half, every team in the Carolina League is in playoff contention for a division title.  The Pelicans have been jockeying with the Salem Red Sox and Kinston Indians for a second-half title and have found themselves within two games of first place for the bulk of the half.

Since their first-half struggles bottomed out with a 14-34 record on May 28, Myrtle Beach has played above-.500 ball at 41-40 over their last 81 games.  The Pelicans have been in a tie or in sole possession of first place for seven days of an intense second half.

Due to Carolina League postseason procedures, if the first-half champion Winston-Salem Dash repeat as division title winners in the second half, the second-place finisher in the season's back half will receive a wild card bid to the playoffs.

The Carolina League Division Series will open with two games at the respective homes of first-half champions Frederick and Winston-Salem before returning to the opposing clubs' cities for the final three contests (if necessary) of the best-of-five sets.

The Northern and Southern Division Series winners will subsequently meet for the best-of-five Mills Cup Championship Series beginning with two games at the home ballpark of the Southern Division champions.

The Pelicans wrap up their 2010 home regular season schedule with three Labor Day weekend contests against the Lynchburg Hillcats from September 4 through 6.  For tickets, contact the Pelicans box office at (843)918-6000, (877)918-TIXX or stop by BB&T Coastal Field.