5 Slam-Dunk Facilities for Hosting Sporting Events in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is renowned as a vacation destination for families seeking sun, fun and coastal adventures — but the area’s lure extends to groups well beyond vacationing families, too. For example, among others drawn to the area, those planning sporting events also find the area to be an attractive host for a range of reasons.


In addition to many of the same reasons families love to visit the Grand Strand — including the area’s coastal location, temperate climate, wide range of family-friendly attractions and budget-friendly pricing when compared to other options — the area is home to a long list of world-class sports facilities. Plus, all the amenities needed to host such big events are readily available nearby.


Consider these five area venues that are perfect for hosting sporting events — plus offer event attendees an opportunity to get in a beach vacation while attending:

1. Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium

Found at 705 33rd Avenue North, Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium is capable of seating 4,500 spectators for football, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field events. Features include:
– a Field Turf all-weather playing surface
– an 8-lane, NCAA/IAFF-certified track with an additional straightaway in front of the home side bleachers
– a Daktronics video scoreboard
– a support building with restrooms, team rooms and officials rooms
– a 10-room press box with filming platform

2. Ashley Booth Field

Located adjacent to Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, Ashley Booth Field is designed for football, soccer and lacrosse. It features seating for 300, plus:
– a scoreboard
– a press box
– lighting
– concessions facilities
– a public address system

Doug Shaw Stadium Helicopter view

3. Grand Park Athletic Complex

Located at 1101 Crabtree Lane in Myrtle Beach, the Grand Park Athletic Complex features seven large multipurpose fields and two youth fields that can accommodate sports like baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and football. Other features include:
– synthetic grass and lighting
– a six-tunnel batting cage
– three towers for restrooms and concessions
– a location adjacent to shopping/dining/entertainment complex The Market Common, plus Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium and a roller hockey rink

4. John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center

Found at 2115 Sports Center Way in Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Sports Center offers 100,000 square feet of indoor athletic facilities, including eight basketball courts and 16 volleyball courts. Other sports the venue is built to host include wrestling, gymnastics, table tennis and pickleball. Additional features include:
– six multipurpose rooms
– telescopic bleachers
– a private mezzanine for elevated viewing
– a café with indoor/outdoor seating

5. Ned Donkle Athletic Field Complex

Located at 704 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, the Ned Donkle Field Complex features two adult and five youth fields with natural grass playing surfaces made for hosting baseball, softball and tee-ball competition. Features include:
– batting cages
– restrooms
– concessions facilities

NMB Park and Sports Complex Aerial

Of course, the list above is far from being a comprehensive one. Other facilities that can host sporting events in the Myrtle Beach area include the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, a collection of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach recreation centers, the Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach, the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex and the Central Park Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach, just to name a few.

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