Seahawks expect big crowd for Socastee, homecoming

Myrtle Beach probably didn’t envision an also 6-0 Socastee when it choose the Braves to be its homecoming opponent. The result is expected to be one of the largest crowds in Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium history when the matchup kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Extra precautions are being taken to help the flow of fans into the stadium. The ticket window will open at 5:45 p.m., but advance tickets are being sold at both high schools. Socastee began selling tickets Wednesday while and Myrtle Beach will make them available Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A special gate will be open for various passholders, including the Myrtle Beach All-Sports Booster Club (palm tree key rings), Horry County Schools employees (IDs), South Carolina High School League (passes) and Top 65 (passes) will be allowed in the Booster Club entrance beginning at 6 p.m.

The large crowd and homecoming festivities will likely result in overflow parking from the main stadium lot and Oak Street entrance. Visitors are encouraged to utilize parking in the adjacent high school and middle school parking areas off Robert Grissom Parkway.

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