Myrtle Beach to build $12 million indoor sports center

Myrtle Beach City Council plans to build a $12 million indoor sports center at the Convention Center, with construction starting in February.

The city will start looking for architects now that the motion has passed.

The center will encompass eight acres and include eight indoor basketball courts, a rock climbing wall, three team meeting rooms and a small concessions area.

The opening is set for February 2015.

The city also decided to have the Coastal Alliance, a group of city and county mayors and chairmen, take up the issue of tents on the beach.

The lifeguard companies that service the Grand Strand say they take up too much space and make it hard to get to the ocean in the event of an emergency.

The companies would like to see the tents banned.

Myrtle Beach City Council also revoked the business license for Elite Ultra Lounge on Robert Grissom Parkway. The city says the club didn't turn in its correct paperwork in time.