MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Wednesday marked a major step forward in renovations to Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium with the laying down of new turf on the stadium's playing surface.
The total cost of the renovation and expansion is $5.4 million, according to a Facebook post by the city.
Lt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department said the stadium remains closed until renovations are complete. No one is allowed to use the track or any part of the stadium.
Improvements to the stadium include new seats on the home grand stand, new aisles and handrails, a new entryway, a new rubberized running surface on the all-weather track, and new field turf, the post states.
Renovations on the Myrtle Beach stadium began back in January, and are expected to wrap up by September 1, in time for Myrtle Beach High School's first home football game.
"It's a tight schedule, but some of the people we've got hired and working with us, it looks like it's doable," said project superintendent Michael Dawson back in January.