Bulls and Pelicans Featured In Baseball Travel Guide

Bulls & Pelicans Featured In Baseball Travel Guide

Baseball Vacations

Word is spreading far and wide about the minor league baseball teams with which Capitol Broadcasting is associated. Both the Durham Bulls and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are highlighted in the 2nd edition of Fodor’s travel guide entitled Baseball Vacations. Published in March 2000, the guide covers “34 Unforgettable Trips to 110 of American’s Most Fan-Friendly Minor League and Classic Major League Ballparks.”

Authors Margaret Engel and Bruce Adams traveled 50,000 miles all around the country in search of the best

minor and major league ballparks. This husband and wife team had their family in-tow; their 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son helped determine the best family vacations. Engel and Adams wanted “to help families plan realistic trips that include baseball.

”The Durham Bulls are featured in the first section of the book, “Durham Bulls & Other Tarheel Treats.”

Engel and Adams are very complimentary of the stadium and write that, “The park has some of the best food in baseball. . . the food is excellent, the music first-rate . . .” A member of the Coastal Plain League, the Durham Bulls are the AAA-affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devils Rays. Their stadium opened in 1995 and has a capacity of 10,000.

The Durham Bulls Baseball Stadium

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, are featured in the “Plantations and Palmettos” portion of the travel guide.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium
Engel and Adams write that, “Whether you’re a hometown fan or a vacationer, you’ll love Myrtle Beach’s new stadium; though the food is ordinary, the beautiful setting and close-in action are not.” The Pelicans’ stadium opened in 1999 and holds 5,634.

Engel and Adams praise the family-friendly nature of each park, citing the abundance of play areas, the safety of the facilities, the kid-friendly mascots, and handicap accessibility.

Engel and Adams both contribute to the Washington Post and live in Bethesda, Maryland.

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