MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Myrtle Beach area is set to be the new home for the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Hall of Fame.

It is just the latest addition to the Myrtle Beach area's burgeoning sports tourism market, and a positive step forward in making the area a world-class destination for sports enthusiasts, teams in competition and vacationing families.

The proposed Hall of Fame is set to be housed in the former site of a giant warehouse that was converted into a multi-use facility that includes basketball courts, soccer fields and gyms. The facility is located near the Myrtle Beach International Airport and Coastal Grand Mall, and directly across from the former homes of Waccamaw Pottery and the Hard Rock Café.

It is being dubbed the Myrtle Beach Sportatorium and Wrestling Museum and will also host three monthly live events on March 7, April 4 and May 2 that feature young wrestling talent as well as wrestling legends. If successful, more shows will be featured on a regular basis starting in 2016.

The Myrtle Beach Sportatorium will join the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Grand Park at The Market Common and the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex as the latest state-of-the-art facilities capable of hosting sporting events and teams in the Myrtle Beach area.

There are a number of other sports-related events taking place annually throughout the Myrtle Beach area. For a complete listing, go to