New sports complex planned for North Myrtle Beach

March 24, 2013 by  

Team that recently played in the National Collegiate Sports Invitational in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, expressed enthusiasm for the fact that next year they will be playing in a new complex right here. The new North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, which will cost approximately $15m, is now being built.

City leaders have been traveling around the country, talking to people who organize sporting events, telling them about the new facility and urging them to book an event into the stadium next year. They have reported that reaction has been outstanding and details for the first bookings will be finalized within a few weeks.

Matt Gibbons, who is Superintendent of Sports Tourism for North Myrtle Beach, says the calendar for next year’s sporting events will be released by early September at the latest.

Gibbons said that they’ve been talking to representatives from baseball, soccer, Frisbee, softball, and lacrosse – a sport that Gibbons feels has great potential. He also sees promise in the complex itself, which could help draws people to the area where they stay for an extended period of time.

Gibbons said work on the structures will start within a month. In addition, crews will begin putting down the clay that forms the baseball diamonds, irrigating the fields that are to be used for soccer, and putting in storm drains.

Gibbons and the complex officials could work with brochure printers to create materials for distribution to sport event organizers, pointing out the features of the new structure and urging them to book it for their teams.