Hosting a tournament along the tranquil Southern shores of Myrtle Beach alleviates many stresses. For one, you will almost always be exposed to beautiful weather, an essential component whether you’re playing or exploring. Convenient location is another important factor you can expect, since you will book at venues that are situated near a slew of eye-opening attractions. Third, you’ll work with an expert sports team that will make you feel as if you are on vacation while working hard to create a tournament that will exceed your expectations.
Planners will look forward to comprehensive assistance when it comes to booking facilities, lodging and recreational activities. Getting around is made easy by each facility’s proximity to first-rate hotels and popular group-friendly attractions. In addition, you won’t want to miss a moment out on Myrtle Beach’s world-class sandy beaches. Spend an afternoon out on the water or checking out the city’s theme parks, shopping centers and museums. Evening brings amazing opportunities to dine out on the town and stroll along the boardwalk. Crowned as one of South Carolina’s top destinations, Myrtle Beach will bring you everything you need and more when it comes to organizing an indoor or outdoor tournament.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- ESPN Events Myrtle Beach Bowl – Inaugural year 2020
- ESPN Events Myrtle Beach Invitational at HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University
- ACL Collegiate Championships at Myrtle Beach Sports Center
- Beach Ball Classic at MB Convention Center
- National Travel Basketball Association Summer Nationals
- Triple Crown Baseball Summer Nationals
- Athletx Summer Baseball Nationals
- Triple Crown Softball Summer Nationals
- Top Gun Softball Winter World Series
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- Site Visits
- Transportation Assistance
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- Grant Programs
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- Itinerary Development
- Event Planning Assistance
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- Myrtle Beach Sports Center
- Myrtle Beach Convention Center
- Grand Park Athletic Complex
- Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium
- Ashley Booth Field
- Myrtle Beach Recreation Centers (Pepper Geddings, Canal Street and Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium)
- Ned Donkle Field Complex
- North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
Myrtle Beach Sports Center
Indoor sports thrive at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, a 100,000-square-foot indoor sports facility that helped expand sports tourism. The $12.4 million facility now in its 5th season includes eight basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, a café and retail area, and large multi-screen video wall. The center has 2,000 bleacher seats that can be utilized and will be configurable for numerous indoor sports.
Sports: Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Pickleball, Archery, Cheer, Gymnastics, Wrestling
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Covering 250,000 square-feet, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center provides easily convertible space for sports and trade shows. Located in the Myrtle Beach Convention and Entertainment District, the center houses a 30,000-square-foot outdoor dance and cheer complex. When you’re not looking to host a tournament, then utilize the venue for trade shows and national meetings. The center’s highly qualified team will reconfigure the floor spaces to accommodate as many booths as possible. The venue is within walking distance of Broadway at the Beach, one of the area’s premier shopping and entertainment destinations.
Cheer, Dance, Volleyball, Basketball
Grand Park Athletic Complex
Located at beautiful Market Commons this facility includes (9) lighted multipurpose Field Turf fields & 2 natural youth fields, 6 lane Batting Tunnel and Complimentary Live Streaming for those who couldn’t make the trip. Concessions stands and restrooms surround each area, and on-site parking is available. Other attractions such as the Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, a roller hockey rink and The Market Common shops, restaurants and walking paths and playground neighbor the facility all within 1 mile to Atlantic Ocean.
Sports: Baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball
Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium
Just having undergone a major $5.4 million renovation two years ago, the Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium is home to the Myrtle Beach High School Seahawks, 4A State Champions. Teams from all over will want to test their endurance on the FieldTurf infield for soccer, lacrosse and football and NCAA-approved track. The eight-lane track comprises weather-proof artificial surface with the ability to catch replays on a Daktronics video board. Both the field and track host games all year-round, so planners will want to book early for a chance at greatness. The stadium holds up to 4,500 guests and is located just a few short blocks to the ocean.
Sports: Football, lacrosse, soccer, track and field
Ashley Booth Field
Located next to the Ned Donkle Field Complex and the Doug Shaw Memorial stadium, Ashley Booth Field accommodates all the same sports except track and field. This field was renovated in 2013 to add more space and feature new lining for each sport, plus lighting, a scoreboard and press box. Enjoy smaller games at this stadium with 300 seats. Concessions stands are available. The center is situated in a family-friendly area that is also home to Pepper Geddings Recreation Center and Myrtle Beach High School.
Sports: Football, lacrosse, soccer
Myrtle Beach Recreation Centers (Pepper Geddings, Canal Street and Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium)
Teams will have a blast at the Pepper Geddings, Canal Street and Crabtree Memorial Gymnasiums. Known as Myrtle Beach’s top recreational centers, each venue has its own perks. The Pepper Geddings Facility provides a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool with diving boards and Colorado Timing system. The gym also provides two full-size courts, training equipment, a shallow pool and cardio room. Canal Street offers a full-size gym, indoor pool and weight room. Amenities that provide a comfy experience include a small kitchen and meeting rooms for businesses. Kids will love exercising their creativity on two playgrounds and an arts and crafts room. Crabtree has several racquetball courts, as well as one full-size basketball court. This center places emphasis on physical exercise with two fitness centers, a cardio center and weight room. All three locations provide restrooms and parking.
Sports: Basketball, swimming
Ned Donkle Field Complex
Neighboring the Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium is the Ned Donkle Field Complex. This natural turf field features five youth fields and two fields for adult-level games. These fields are offset by batting cages and four press boxes. Various size fields, so planners should request whichever one suits their tournament needs. They should also book early, as this field plays host to games all-year round. Seven restroom stops and a parking lot are on-site.
Sports: Baseball, Softball
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is 163+ acre park including two first class sports complexes. The baseball/softball complex consists of 4 fields along with 2 collegiate baseball/adult softball fields. Also included at the complex are misting fans in the dugouts, bleacher awnings, official’s room and a full-service concession stand. The soccer/lacrosse complex consists of 8 natural grassed regulation soccer/lacrosse fields (4 with lights), official’s room and a full-service concession stand.
Sports: Baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball
Things to do in Myrtle Beach
The Myrtle Beach Area presents several different ways for your team members to enjoy themselves. One of the more notable and obvious natural attractions is the city’s boardwalk, which offers Instagram-worthy views of the beach.
Myrtle Waves Waterpark offers more than 30 water slides. Small children will have their own zones equipped with shallow pools and three open body slides. Visit the Family Kingdom Amusement Park for more adventures on 37 rides for adults and children of all ages, including thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides and go karts. Other award winning attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium, Dave and Busters. and the brand new TopGolf shouldn’t be missed either.
More than 100 golf courses in the area offer options for all skill levels. Tanger Outlet malls and specialty shopping at Broadway at the Beach offer souvenirs for all. Minigolf, museums, watersport activities from Jet ski’s to Dolphin Tours and more than 1,800 restaurants featuring some of the most savory Carolina Coastal Cuisine all make the Myrtle Beach area the best place to play your tournament and then play as a family!
Myrtle Beach is such an easy sell to my travel teams that play in our events. The city sells itself! With miles of sandy beach, tons of attractions and plenty of hotels that accommodate any budget, teams simply love coming to play in our tournaments. Parents use our events as a vacation while getting a chance to watch their child play in a national championship. The city facilities are top-notch as well. I highly recommend Myrtle Beach, SC to any event organizer as not only will you not find better amenities and a better location in the country, but more importantly your teams will thank you for hosting your event there and come back year after year.
-National Travel Basketball Association: John Whitley
When you look at all the customer loyalty and return business we get with our Summer Nationals baseball tournament, you’ll understand how enthused we are to be partners with the City of Myrtle Beach. The event is entering its 13th year, and we also run a successful softball tournament in Myrtle Beach – this success and momentum is all thanks to the supportive relationships we have with city officials, facilities, hotels, restaurants and more. Triple Crown aims to place its high-profile events in places where families can enjoy not just the sport, but also the surrounding area when players are away from the field. Myrtle Beach sets the standard as a “destination” setting, and the proof is in having more than 20 states represented at Summer Nationals year after year. Triple Crown feels respected and appreciated by the Myrtle Beach community, and we look forward to many more years of working side by side.
-Triple Crown: John Casale
How to Get to Myrtle Beach
By Car: Planners and their teams can drive to Myrtle Beach along either Highways 51, 73 or 501, which can also be accessed from within the city. Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Charlotte, North Carolina are all situated less than eight hours away from Myrtle Beach.
By Air:Visitors from farther cities can fly into Myrtle Beach International Airport, which is seven minutes from central Myrtle Beach.
Company Name: Visit Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance
Sports Sales Manager: Jonathan Paris
Title: Executive Director