From Class-A baseball to NASCAR racing to deep sea fishing,
the Myrtle Beach area offers sports lovers a variety of opportunities
to enjoy your favorite sporting event or adventure.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans. (877) 918-TIXX. The Pelicans, a Chicago Cubs Carolina League Class-A affiliate, have sent numerous players on to the "big leagues". The team's season begins in April and wraps up in September. Along with exciting sports action, fans are treated to between-inning entertainment that's fun for the whole family. For example, in 2005 over 1,800 Myrtle Beach Pelicans fans donned Groucho Marx glasses, breaking the previous record recorded with the Guinness Book of World Records! TicketReturn.com Field (21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach) is the team's home field. Visit MBPelicans.com for more information.
Myrtle Beach Speedway. (843) 236-0500. Just miles from the ocean, located off Hwy 501 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina sits Historical ‘Myrtle Beach Speedway.’ Built in 1958, this track has been the training ground for some of NASCAR’s biggest names. All four generations of Petty’s, three generations of Earnhardt’s, and other big names such as Jeff Gordon have taken the green flag here at Myrtle Beach Speedway. This ½ mile (0.538 miles) semi- banked asphalt track sits on 48 acres of land and includes one of the largest outdoor amphitheaters in Myrtle Beach. Multiple indoor suites, grandstands holding up to 8,000 guests. Concessions with bar included, a large semi paved infield with its own set of restrooms and concessions; this track has possibilities that are endless! The NASCAR Racing Experience runs daily March-October, Saturday Racing starting in February, plus special events like NOPI’s, Monster Jam, Mustang Day and more! Check out MBSpeedway.com for all up to date information.
The Ripken Experience - Myrtle Beach. (843) 918-7815. The Ripken Experience opened in June 2006 as one of the nation's top youth sports facilities - with six youth and three regulation-sized baseball fields, each modeled after one of the game's historic parks, including the Polo Grounds, Comiskey Park, and Forbes Field. The Ripken Experience brings tournament play and baseball camps to the Myrtle Beach Area. Each of the fields at The Ripken Experience are made from FieldTurf®s, the game's most advanced artificial surface.
Fishing. Fishing can be enjoyed along the Grand Strand from one of eight piers, along the beach, as well as in backwater creeks between Georgetown and Little River, where the crabbing is great, too. More serious anglers can board a boat for bottom fishing, or charter a boat and venture all the way to the Gulf Stream, just 60-miles offshore, for true deep-sea sports fishing.
Watersports. Sailboat, jet-ski, canoe, and kayak rentals are offered up and down The Grand Strand. If exploring a historical shipwreck resting on the ocean floor sounds exciting, go scuba diving. Other options for a sporting good time include parasailing, surfing, boogie-boarding, and windsurfing.
Tennis. The Myrtle Beach Area also boasts more than 200 tennis courts with a variety of surfaces.
Coastal Carolina University (843) 347-8499 Myrtle Beach is home to Division I college sports. The Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers compete nationally in all major sports,including football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, track and volleyball. Cheer on the Chanticleers as they face their Big South Conference opponents, as well as major national powerhouses, each season.