Ripken Baseball has announced it will take Ripken Select Tournaments to Florida and Texas in 2023, continuing the organization’s expansion from one tournament just a few years ago to three events next summer with each being a full week’s worth of games and activations.
The first event will be June 4–9 at Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. It will then visit Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas, from July 9–14 and finish at Gardens Park in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, from July 23–28. The event in Palm Beach Gardens will be Ripken Baseball’s first visit to the facility. Publix Sports Park has previously hosted Ripken Baseball while Old Settlers Park has been part of the Select tour since 2021.
“Ripken Select Tournaments allow us to reach more ballplayers across the country and take the greatest experience in youth baseball beyond our own complexes in Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Kentucky,” said Mike Kenney, executive vice president of Ripken Baseball. “Next summer is shaping up to be our biggest in company history with the addition of The Ripken Experience Elizabethtown and three Ripken Select Tournaments in Florida and Texas.”
Ripken Select Tournaments were first introduced in 2021 at a single location in Round Rock, Texas before expanding this summer. Ripken Baseball also recently announced the addition of The Ripken Experience Elizabethtown in Kentucky, which will host its first tournaments in 2023 and will be in addition to facilities in Aberdeen, Maryland; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Across its facilities, clinics, and tournaments, Ripken Baseball hosts more than 120,000 participants and 350,000 guests from all 50 states annually.