Myrtle Beach might sell naming rights for sites

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Myrtle Beach is considering selling the naming rights of some city-owned property to help with a tight budget.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported Monday that Mayor John Rhodes suggested selling the naming rights to give the city money to build ball fields, a performing arts center or other facilities.

Rhodes says that would allow the building of the facilities without raising taxes or fees.

City Council has agreed to determine what naming possibilities exist and how much money might be raised. Council members have not decided whether to sell naming rights.

Scott Slatton with the Municipal Association of South Carolina says Myrtle Beach could be one of the first cities in the state to sell naming rights to something other than sports complexes.


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