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RENOVATION


Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium underwent a $3.5 million renovation in 2008, including an all-weather playing surface and an eight-lane composite track.

Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium

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Corner Icon Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium was re-named for long-time Myrtle Beach High School football coach Doug Shaw, who died suddenly November 11, 1994, at age 52.  The football stadium was built in 1968 on city-owned land behind Pepper Geddings Recreation Center and given to the city, thanks to a $200,000 fund-raising effort.  Originally, the new football field was simply named Memorial Stadium, but on September 12, 1995, City Council approved a resolution renaming the facility in Doug Shaw’s honor.  He had been Myrtle Beach’s head football coach for 25 years and an assistant coach the two previous years.  His football teams had a record of 223 wins, 77 losses and two ties.  They won four state championships and 16 conference titles and competed in the playoffs 23 of his 25 years.  Today, the city and the Horry County School District jointly own the facility.


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Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium

   
 

705 33rd Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC  29577


   
 

Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium is jointly owned by the City of Myrtle Beach and the Horry County School District.  The stadium seats 4,500 spectators, 3,500 on the home side and 1,000 on the visitors' side.  It features an eight-lane composite track and a Field Turf all-weather playing surface. 

The track at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium is open for public use from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday.  The stadium is closed Sunday.  Please note that special events may preempt public use of the facilities.  

The stadium is home to the Myrtle Beach High School Seahawks and a growing list of regional and national track and field events.  The city and the schools work together to maximize the stadium's use and community benefit. Here are the current stadium rental rates.

  • $1,000 per day (city resident/civic rate)

  • $3,125 per day (city resident/non-civic rate)

  • $1,670 per day (non-city resident/civic rate)

  • $5,419 per day (non-city/non-civic rate)

For additional rental information, contact Zach McCall at 843-918-2370. 

2014 Schedule of Events

 

October 31 - Myrtle Beach HS football vs. North Myrtle Beach

December 13 – Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl (North vs. South)

December 13 – South Carolina Athletic Program (SCAP) All-Star Football Championship

December 20- FCS Senior Scout Bowl / D2 vs. NAIA Senior Bowl

December 26- January 3 – Diamond Sports Football Combine

 

Rules and Regulations

 

  • Pets are PROHIBITED inside gated areas and playing fields.
  • Littering is PROHIBITED.
  • Smoking and/or the use of tobacco products in the gated area of the complex is PROHIBITED
  • Personal coolers or outside food or beverage are PROHIBITED inside gated area.
  • Park only in designated areas within the parking lots. Vehicles parked on the grass and/or curbsides are subject to ticketing or towing
  • Food, gum and sunflower seeds are PROHIBITED inside gated area.
  • Grilling or open fires are PROHIBITED. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are PROHIBITED in the complex or parking lots.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or scooters are PROHIBITED in gated areas.
  • Climbing on fences, bleachers, trees or railings is PROHIBITED.
  • Throwing or hitting balls of any kind into the fences is PROHIBITED.
  • Hitting of golf balls is PROHIBITED inside the complex
  • Driving stakes into the field is PROHIBITED.
  • Weapons are PROHIBITED on the property.
  • Trespassing after hours is PROHIBITED.

More Information

 

The City of Myrtle Beach hosts tens of thousands of amateur athletes every year in dozens of tournaments and sporting events.  Interested in bringing your team or tournament to the beach?  For more information about the Grand Park Athletic Complex and other Myrtle Beach sports facilities, contact:

 

Timothy Huber, 843-918-2278

Jennifer Shaffer, 843-918-2389

Zach McCall, 843-918-2370

   
         
             
 

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