Sports Fun Under the Sun at Myrtle Beach

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.

Introduction

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Visitors can drive to Myrtle Beach along either Highways 51, 73 or 501. The city can be easily accessed from Jacksonville, Atlanta, Savannah, Virginia Beach and Charlotte, which are all situated less than eight hours away from Myrtle Beach. Visitors from farther cities can fly into Myrtle Beach International Airport, which is seven minutes from central Myrtle Beach.

Popular Activities

  • Ride the waves at Myrtle Waves Waterpark, offering more than 30 water 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.
  • Pet stingrays, see a mermaid show and learn about marine life at Ripley’s Aquarium.
  • Find a souvenir at Tanger Outlet malls and specialty shopping at Broadway at the Beach.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

Myrtle Beach is such an easy sell to my travel teams that play in our events. The city sells itself! With miles of sandy beaches, tons of attractions and plenty of hotels for every 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.

John Whitley, National Travel Basketball Association

Find Your Perfect Myrtle Beach Facility

Facility Summaries

Myrtle Beach Sports Center

Sports Covered: Badminton, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, archery, cheer, gymnastics, wrestling

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 includes eight basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, a café and retail area and a large multi-screen video wall. The center has 2,000 bleacher seats that can be reconfigured for various sports.

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Sports Covered: Badminton, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, archery, cheer, gymnastics, wrestling

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. If you’re not looking to host a tournament, then utilize the venue for trade shows and national meetings. The venue is within walking distance of Broadway at the Beach, one of the area’s premier shopping and entertainment destinations.

Grand Park Athletic Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball

Located at the beautiful Market Common and one mile from the Atlantic Ocean, this facility includes nine lighted multipurpose Field Turf fields and two natural youth fields, six-lane batting tunnel and complimentary live streaming for those who can’t make the trip. Enhanced safety and sanitation policies and protocols are in place for the wellbeing of both participants and spectators. Other attractions include the Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, a roller hockey rink and the Market Common shops.

Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium

Sports Covered: Football, lacrosse, soccer, track and field

Recently having undergone a major $5.4
million renovation, 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 weatherproof artificial surface with the ability to catch replays on a Daktronics video board. The stadium holds up to 4,500 guests.

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is a 163+ acre park that includes two first-class sports complexes. The baseball/softball complex consists of four fields along with two collegiate baseball/adult softball fields. Also included at the complex are misting fans in the dugouts, bleacher awnings, officials room and a full-service concession stand. The soccer/lacrosse complex consists of eight natural grassed regulation soccer/lacrosse fields (four with lights), officials room and a full-service concession stand.

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Jonathan Paris

Jonathan Paris

Executive Director

Telephone: 843-916-7264