Who has better pizza - Chicago or New York? Myrtle Beach Pelicans fans to decide in August

On Friday, August 4, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and Brooklyn Cyclones, Short Season Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, will join forces for a one night-only promo in two different ballparks to finally determine which city – Chicago or New York – has the best pizza in the world.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans bring taste of Chicago to the beach

The Pelicans will be kneaded into the “Deep Dishers” for their 7:05 p.m. game against the Salem Red Sox on Pizza, Pizza Night at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The night coincides with the club’s new weekly promotion, Foodie Friday. Every Friday home game, fans will have the opportunity to upgrade their game day experience and enjoy specialty food items. This particular Friday will feature a pizza party. Meanwhile, the Pelicans’ promotional counterparts in Brooklyn will toss the “Cyclones” name and become the “Slices” as they take on the Tri-City ValleyCats at MCU Park in Brooklyn..mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%}

As part of the night’s festivities, the two ballparks will have a series of competitions between players, front office staff and fans to try and decide once and for all which city can truly lay claim to the title of Pizza Capital of the World. On behalf of the Windy City, Myrtle Beach will aim to prove that New York’s thin-crust slice pales in comparison to the delicious layers of meat, vegetables, sweet tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese and pie-like crust that adorns Chicago’s deep dish classic.

Tickets to all Pelicans home games, including Pizza, Pizza Night on August 4, are available for purchase online at Box office hours at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning April 1.

The 2017 season will be the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail, or visit

Try Chicago Pizza for a deep dish experience. To sample New York pizza, try Michael’s Pizza and Pasta, NY Pizza Kitchen, two Ginos locations in Forestbrook and Carolina Forest and Barnaba’s Pizza Pie just to name a few..mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%}