With 14 unique communities and dozens of places to play, the Myrtle Beach area continues to be a leading destination for regional and national sporting events. When you add 60 miles of beautiful beaches, Southern hospitality and a huge array of attractions open all year round, it’s clear why sports planners love The Beach.
The crown jewel of sports venues at The Beach is the John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center. Opened in 2015, this $12.4 million facility has eight basketball courts and 16 volleyball courts, plus dedicated areas with the ability to host gymnastics, pickleball, table tennis and more. With over 10,000 square feet of event space, a massive multiscreen video scoreboard and seats for over 2,000 spectators, there’s no better place for the big game.
Other Myrtle Beach area sports facilities include:
- Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium and Ashley Booth Field featuring an NCAA-certified lighted track, Daktronics video board, a FieldTurf field, and press box and concessions.
- Grand Park Athletic Complex featuring nine lighted multipurpose FieldTurf fields, two natural-turf youth fields, a six-lane batting tunnel, complimentary live streaming, free parking and more, all just 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean.
- Myrtle Beach Convention Center with 100,800 square feet of exhibit space, 250,000 total square feet of flexible space, a 17,000-square-foot ballroom and more.
- The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach with nine lighted, state-of-the-art, historic replicated pro FieldTurf fields, scoreboards, batting cages and more.
- Pelicans Ballpark, which plays home to the Chicago Cubs’ Low-A Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans, has 5,200 fixed seats, nine luxury suites, two clubhouses and was voted one of the top 10 minor league baseball stadium experiences for five straight years.
Whether we’re talking high school, college or the pros, sports in Myrtle Beach are bigger than ever. The Myrtle Beach Bowl will bring football fans together for the fourth consecutive year – and the Myrtle Beach Invitational will return for its fifth annual event showcasing exhilarating NCAA basketball. To cap it off, a PGA Tournament will come to Grand Dunes for the Myrtle Beach Classic starting in 2024.