Build It And They Will Come.....

Jul 10, 2013 -- 8:34am

     .... is the famous line from the baseball movie "Bull Durham". The Myrtle Beach City Council must have had that thought in mind yesterday when they voted to move forward with plans to build a 100,000 sq. foot multi-purpose sports facility adjacent to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  At a cost of around $12.4 million dollars, the city leaders feel this cost will quickly be made up by the amount of money that will flow into our economy as a result of the burgeoning sports tourism market. I wholeheartledly agree with them. Even through the recent economic downturn of the last 5-6 years, sports tourism continued to be a vital part of our local economy. I commend the decision to construct this facility, which is scheduled to open in early 2015, because this will allow the city to continue to attract this growing segment of Myrtle Beach's yearly visitors. Play ball, y'all !

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