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Convention center transformed for Myrtle Beach Freedom indoor football

The Myrtle Beach Freedom indoor football team transforming the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for its game tonight, March 28. (Amanda Kinseth/WPDE)

The Myrtle Beach Freedom indoor football game kicks off tonight at 7:05 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, and the convention center undergoes quite a transformation before the game.

The Myrtle Beach Freedom indoor football team works hard on the field, and on building the field.

"It's really neat. It goes from a bunch of walls and concrete to a bunch of AstroTurf and walls with goal posts," said Ryan David, Myrtle Beach Freedom head football coach.

Each roll of turf weighs 500 lbs.

"The first game after we set up it was like, 'aw, we gotta set up'," said Denzel Strayhorne, Myrtle Beach Freedom running back. "But then the finished product, it was like 'wow!' This is a real field now."

A real field where the Loris native loves to play.

"It feels great. There's no other feeling like it. It's amazing. I can't explain it," said Strayhorne.

The hand rolled turf sees a lot of action.

"It's like hockey without skates," said John Gill, Director of football operations and assistant general manager. "It's fast, a lot of impact, off the dasher boards on the walls, a lot of players going over the walls. It's just really exciting."

"It's just a wonderful time," said Strayhorne. "Bring the family, bring the friends, bring as many people as you can."

A designated charity benefits from each game and tonight's game benefits the Reggie Sanders Foundation.

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