Myrtle Beach Facilities
THE RIPKEN EXPERIENCE - MYRTLE BEACH
The Ripken Experience - Myrtle Beach opened its doors in June 2006. The complex consists of 9 fields- 4 regulation-sized diamonds, and 5 youth diamonds. The fields are designed after historic ballparks from baseball history and include: Griffith Field, Navin Field and The Polo Grounds.
At The Ripken Experience - Myrtle Beach, each baseball field features a popular synthetic playing surface used by many professional and collegiate teams worldwide. Consistent play, elimination of rain outs and the reduction of the risk for injuries, are among the many benefits of this synthetic playing surface.
AROUND THE COMPLEX
The Ripken Experience is a world-class complex that makes every tournament experience unforgettable. Features include:
- In the Welcome Center, you will find concessions including the Big League Grill and the Shortstop Subshop, The Ripken Experience Pro Shop, The Glossy Finish onsite photography store, and restrooms.
- The Welcome Center offers expansive air-conditioned and heated space for patrons to relax and have a meal before, during, or after games. It also features large-screened televisions, video games, and more!
- The complex features state-of-the-art training facilities including pitching mounds, batting cages, and practice fields.
- Courtesy shuttle transportation available for individuals in need.
THE FIELDS AT MYRTLE BEACH
The 9 fields at The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach aren't your typical youth baseball fields. All fields are constructed with a synthetic turf infield and outfield. This is a replicated grass which will be used to ensure the consistency and professional playability of the fields. Rain-outs? Forget about it!
Each field is designed symmetrically after a legendary professional ballpark - Griffith, Navin Field, The Polo Grounds and more. At each field is a sign explaining the historical significance a large sign explains that fields historical significance to the game and gives each visitor a brief history lesson.
Depending on the field, the dugouts are either a professional dugout or a chain-link design. But all are covered to provide ample shade, and built to allow for maximum air flow.