Ripken Baseball Brings Renowned Youth Baseball Experience to Publix Sports Park


(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – March 1, 2022) Known for providing the best baseball experience in youth sports, Ripken Baseball will bring their Ripken Select Tournaments to Publix Sports Park (formerly Panama City Beach Sports Complex) in Panama City Beach, Fla. from June 5 - 10. Ripken Baseball will host the six-day event as part of their first multi-city tour, allowing players from more regions of the United States to easily access their world-class tournaments. The event will feature a special appearance by former MLB 5x All-Star Andruw Jones. 


Ripken Select Tournaments aim to make every ballplayer feel like a Big Leaguer with professional facilities and experiences. The week will include an opening ceremony, skills competitions, player announcements, and walk-up music to make every at-bat unforgettable. The tournament at Publix Sports Park, which features nine fields, will replicate The Ripken Experience™ that over 5,000 teams and 250,000 guests enjoy annually at Ripken Baseball’s permanent facilities in Maryland, Tennessee, and South Carolina.


“Visit Panama City Beach is excited to get the summer baseball season off to an incredible start by hosting over 120 teams for the Ripken Select week long event,” said Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO, Dan Rowe.


Ripken Select Tournaments were first introduced in 2021 at a single location in Round Rock, Texas, through a 60+ team event in partnership with Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment. Based on demand, Ripken Select Tournaments has expanded in 2022 to Florida, Illinois, and an additional stop in Texas. 


Full schedule of Ripken Select Tournament Dates: 

  • June 5 – 10, 2022 – Panama City Beach, Florida; Publix Sports Park (10 fields)

  • June 19 – 24, 2022 – Frisco, Harold Bacchus Community Park (9 fields)

  • July 10 – 15, 2022 – Aurora, Illinois; Stuart Sports Complex (8 fields)

  • July 17 – 22, 2022 – Round Rock, Texas; Old Settlers Park (20 fields)


To learn more about 2022 Ripken Select Tournaments, visit or call 410-306-7575. For facilities that have an interest in hosting a Ripken Select Tournament in 2023, contact


About Ripken Baseball:

Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches and families together through its Big-League Experiences, while teaching the values of the game, and how to play it the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through on-site tournaments, camps and spring training hosted at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience™ Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience™ Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), and The Ripken Experience™ Pigeon Forge (Tennessee). 


About Visit Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.  

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