The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach opened its doors in June 2006. The complex consists of nine fields—four regulation-sized diamonds and five youth diamonds. The fields are designed after historic ballparks from baseball history that include: Griffith Field, Navin Field and The Polo Grounds. At The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, each baseball field features a popular synthetic playing surface used by 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. It’s not just kids who can get in on the fun. Coaches can make calls from big league dugouts and glance over at the professional scoreboards.