Myrtle Beach Facility

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The Ripken Experience - Myrtle Beach opened its doors in June 2006. Phase One of the complex consists of 7 fields - 2 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

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In the Welcome Center at The Ripken Experience you'll find a concessions restaurant, merchandise shop, on-site photography and restrooms. Satellite concessions and restrooms are also located throughout the complex.

The complex features a training island that will have 3 Ripken-designed infield training circles, bullpen mounds, batting cages and bunting stations, which will be used for pre-game practices.

Transportation around the complex is provided by The Ripken Experience staff - shuttle stops are situated throughout the complex, and courtesy carts run continuously around the loop.

The Fields in Myrtle Beach

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The 7 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! Unfair sun conditions? Eliminated!

Each field is designed symmetrically after a legendary professional ballpark - Griffith, Navin FIeld, The Polo Grounds and more. And at each field 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.