(ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Aug. 16, 2022) Ripken Baseball, who recently partnered with Elizabethtown Sports Park to create The Ripken Experience™ Elizabethtown, announced its first 2023 tournament schedule in Kentucky today. As the leaders in youth sports events, Ripken Baseball will bring world-class youth baseball tournaments, featuring their iconic week-long experiences, to the state-of-the-art complex starting on April 15, 2023.
Youth teams from around the country will be treated like big-leaguers at 24 Ripken Baseball tournaments next year between April 15 and Oct. 22, including two week-long experiences from June 18-23 and July 16-21. The ages of the participants will range from 9U through 16U and will vary per tournament. For a full schedule of events and to sign up, go to RipkenBaseball.com.
“We can’t wait to start hosting families at The Ripken Experience™ Elizabethtown and bring our unique experience to a new part of the country for us,” said Mike Kenney, Executive Vice President of Ripken Baseball. “The fields and facilities at Elizabethtown Sports Park are immaculate, and our partnership has all of us excited for the first season together.”
Through an exclusive partnership that was announced in June of 2022, Ripken Baseball will host its events on 12 turf fields at Elizabethtown Sports Park, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Within the past decade, Elizabethtown Sports Park has been responsible for generating $150 million in direct economic impact for the city and attracting 160,000 visitors annually
The Ripken Experience™ Elizabethtown joins Ripken Baseball’s lineup of youth sports destinations, including complexes in Aberdeen, Md.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Across its facilities, clinics, and tournaments, Ripken Baseball hosts more than 120,000 participants and 350,000 guests from all 50 states annually.
About Elizabethtown Sports Park
Elizabethtown Sports Park is a true destination for events of all sizes and caliber with three quads for baseball and softball, two championship-style turf fields, three large pavilions for events, and one accessible field with spectator seating. The mission of the sports park is to create experiences for people who yearn to be in the big leagues. This is the perfect place to play. A place for athletes to play like the pros. A place where everyone becomes a champion. The Ripken Experience is the premier baseball/softball partner with the sports park where we look to provide players, coaches, and families with the experiences and lifelong memories that will allow them to enjoy and play the game for as long as possible. For more information, visit: www.etownsports.com.
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. Recently expanding the best experience in youth sports to satellite locations through Ripken Select Tournaments, Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience™ Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience™ Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience™ Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), and The Ripken Experience™ Elizabethtown (Kentucky).