When the Durham Bulls were awarded a Triple-A expansion franchise, the Bulls’ owner, Capital Broadcasting Company, needed to find a new home for the Single-A franchise that had played in Durham since 1980. The result was a new, 6,000-seat Single-A minor league baseball facility in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which serves as home for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
The stadium was constructed at a cost of $12.8 Million and was completed in April 1998. The City of Myrtle Beach and the County of Horry jointly financed approximately $10 million, and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were responsible for approximately $2.8 Million.
In his prior capacity as vice president and general counsel of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Mr. Hill negotiated the stadium lease and development agreement with the City and County and supervised all aspects of the development as the agreement between the City/County and the Pelicans gave authority and responsibility for design decisions and construction activity to the Pelicans.