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

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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.  However, 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 Blake Barbee at 843-918-2370. 


2015 Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium Events


June 5 through 6 – Carolina Club Challenge

June 19 – Baseball Youth Nationals Opening Ceremony

June 26 – Baseball Youth Nationals Opening Ceremony

July 3 – Baseball Youth Nationals Opening Ceremony

August 27 through 29 – Carolinas Kick Off Clash

September 4 – Myrtle Beach vs. West Florence

September 18 – Myrtle Beach vs. Carolina Forest

October 2 – Myrtle Beach vs. Wilson

October 10 through 11 – Great Carolina Shootout

October 16 – Myrtle Beach vs. St. James

October 23 – Myrtle Beach vs. Georgetown

October 31 – Myrtle Beach High School Band Competition

December 12 – Touchstone Energy North South Bowl

December 18 through 20 – National Scouting Showcase

December 30 – National Underclassmen Bowl Games


2016 Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium Events


January 2 – Diamond All American Bowl Games

March 5 through 6 – YMCA Can Am Cup

March 11 through 12 – Coach O Coastal Carolina Invitational

March 17 through 19 – Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational

April 1 through 2 – Beach Run Invitational

April 16 through 17 – Coast FA Spring Classic


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 beverages 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 any open fires, is 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 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

Blake Barbee, 843-918-2370


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