Youth baseball tournament programming is the core attraction of the unbelievable Ripken Experience baseball complex in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Opened in 2006, The Ripken Experience consists of nine fully lighted synthetic turf fields, including two championship fields. The facility also boasts a state-of-the-art designed training island, where players can train in a number of batting cages and pitching mounds, and on two training infields.
The Ripken Experience was custom designed with historical replicas of former Major League ballparks in order to put the history of the game on display for players and their families. The training island is surrounded by strategically placed stormwater management ponds, and each field is integrated into the natural lay of the land to provide unique backdrops. The main building, featuring concessions, cafe, gift shop, offices and a wrap-around deck, make The Ripken Experience a first-class destination for teams and families.