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Panama City Beach to Host 2023 Ripken Select Tournament

Panama City Beach is pleased to announce Ripken Baseball’s popular Ripken Select Tournament will return to the destination next summer for an unrivaled youth baseball experience. The tournament will take place from June 4-9 at Publix Sports Park, Panama City Beach’s premier sports tourism and recreation venue.

Known for providing the best baseball experience in youth sports, Ripken Select Tournaments aims to make every ballplayer feel like a Big Leaguer. Each tournament is held at first-class facilities across the country, as Ripken Baseball continues to expand the experience beyond their own complexes in Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kentucky. At Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, players will enjoy state-of-the-art amenities including ten LED-lit fields, seven batting cages, lounging pavilions and over 1,000 parking spaces.

“We are excited to continue to host this prestigious event and honored to be selected as one of the Cal Ripken Select 2023 venues,” says Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach. “We look forward to offering the perfect mix of baseball and vacation for players and their families.”

Ripken Select Tournaments were first introduced in 2021 at a single location in Round Rock, Texas, through a 60+ team event. Based on demand, the Ripken Select Tournaments expanded in 2022 and will continue the tradition next summer. To learn more or to sign up for a Ripken Select Tournament, go to or call 410-306-7575.

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