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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.

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.  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 or visit  


2017 Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium Events

  • August 31 – Myrtle Beach High School Football vs. West Florence High School

  • September 2 – Southern Sports Academy Football vs. Louisburg College

  • September 7 – Myrtle Beach High School JV Football vs. Socastee High School

  • September 12 – Myrtle Beach Middle School Football vs. Conway Middle School

  • September 13 – Myrtle Beach High School JV Football vs. Carolina Forest High School

  • September 21 – Myrtle Beach High School Football vs. Conway High School

  • September 23 and 24 – CCU Women’s Lacrosse Clinic

  • September 26 – Myrtle Beach Middle School Football vs. Ocean Bay Middle School

  • September 27 – Myrtle Beach High School JV Football vs. North Myrtle Beach High School

  • October 6 – Myrtle Beach High School Football vs. St. James High School

  • October 7 and 8 – YMCA Great Carolina Shootout

  • October 10 – Myrtle Beach Middle School Football vs. Ten Oaks Middle School

  • October 13 – Myrtle Beach High School Football vs. Marlboro County High School

  • October 21 and 22 – CCU Women’s Lacrosse Play Day

  • October 24 – Myrtle Beach Middle School Football vs. St James Middle School

  • October 25 – Myrtle Beach High School JV Football vs Wilson High School

  • October 27 – Christian Academy Football

  • December 9 – North vs. South Football Game

  • December 14 through 16 – National Scouting Showcase

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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