Pelicans first team in Minor League to offer paperless ticketing

Published: Aug. 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) On Aug. 16 the Myrtle Beach Pelicans made history by becoming the first Minor League Baseball team to offer paperless ticketing.

The new state-of-the-art 2D ticket scanner allows fans to enjoy the game they love without the need for a paper ticket, which makes it possible for fans to purchase and scan a ticket directly from a smart phone bypassing the need to wait in will call lines or require the use of a printer.

The Pelicans in conjunction with will offer this free service for the remainder of the 2012 season and for years to come, and is available to all Pelicans' fans with a smart phone and internet access.

"Mobile ticket delivery is the technology that shows the most promise for doing away with the cost and waste of printed paper tickets," remarked Vice President of Marketing Gordon Hirsch.

If you would like more information on how to use this feature, please contact Pelicans Director of Ticketing, Zach Brockman at 843-918-6017 or

The Pelicans close out the regular season and prepare for the Carolina League playoffs over Labor Day weekend with a series against the Northern Division's First Half Champion Lynchburg Hillcats, the Atlanta Braves High-A affiliate.

Other upcoming Pelicans' events include:

Bark in the Park--Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:05 p.m. where fans can bring their dogs to the game  

Youth Jersey Giveaway--Sunday, Sep. 2 at 6;05 p.m. for the first 1,000 fans 12 and under along with a firework show, and fans can play catch on the field before the game.

Kids Eat Free Monday--Sept. 3 at 6:05 p.m. which concludes the regular season along with the last fireworks show of the season.

To purchase tickets call (843) 918-6000 or visit Myrtle Beach Pelicans online.

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