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Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark ranked No. 1 for minor league experience

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark has been ranked No. 1 for best minor league experience.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark has been ranked No. 1 for best minor league experience.(DON WILSON | Source: Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 3:54 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Pelicans ballpark is the best of the best, according to a new ranking.

The park was ranked No. 1 by Stadium Journey for the best minor league ballpark experience, according to Pelicans staff.

This marks the ninth time in 10 years that Pelicans Ballpark has been ranked a top 10 minor league experience and the first and the first as the No. 1 experience across all classifications, a press release stated.

“The club combines a great product on the field with a beautiful facility in a hard‐to‐beat location,” writes list author Mark Viquez. “Great food; excellent choice of craft beers; free parking; nearby Broadway at the Beach; Splash and Slider; friendly welcoming staff; and Myrtle Beach combine to make TicketReturn.com Field an easy choice for your visit. It is one of the best in the minors. The salty air and the ocean breeze are truly the best compliments to baseball.”

According to the release, Stadium Journey presents their rankings for overall experience. Rating factors include food and beverage, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood, the fans, access (which includes parking, traffic, restrooms, and concourses), return on investment, and an “extras” category for any unique or bonus points. They use official ratings when determining the ranking with “crowd reviews” as the primary tiebreaker.

The complete 2020 rankings can be found here.

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