Ballparks of America Names Kelly Ahrens General Manager

(Branson, MO) September 7, 2023–  Ballparks of America is proud to announce the selection of Kelly Ahrens as General Manager. With the depth and breadth of Ahrens’ baseball and softball background combined with his impressive entrepreneurial spirit, Kelly will lead the Ballparks of America team, striving to take the best travel baseball experience in the country to even greater heights.

Ahrens has a long and successful history with baseball and softball. The Columbia, South Carolina native is a former professional baseball player who founded Stars and Stripes Sports, an organization that provides and participates in state, regional, national, and international events for baseball and softball players.   Through Test and Train Sports, Ahrens provides sports testing services for clubs, high schools, colleges, and professional organizations.  Ahrens has also coached at multiple levels of both sports.

As General Manager, Ahrens is committed to continuing the success of both Ballparks of America and Sho-Me Baseball by providing resources that enable the best possible experiences for families. “I am thrilled to join such a great organization like Ballparks of America,” says Kelly Ahrens. “I look forward to leading this team in creating memorable experiences for our guests through our amazing facilities at Ballparks of America and Sho-Me Baseball.”

Ballparks of America conducted a national search for a new General Manager before naming Ahrens to the post.  “We are thrilled to add Kelly Ahrens to our team,” says Paul Satterwhite, who is part of the Ballparks of America ownership group.  “Kelly brings energy and new concepts to the table, and he will work tirelessly to carry out ownership’s vision for both Sho-Me Baseball and Ballparks of America.”

Ballparks of America is a 70-acre world-class baseball destination experience located in Branson, Missouri, that attracts thousands of visitors annually. Featuring five Major League replica fields and a team suite stay and play experience, the facility delivers a truly remarkable experience for players, families, and coaches alike.  Sho-Me Baseball is a historic baseball training and tournament facility that is located on the shores of the world-famous Table Rock Lake, less than 30 minutes from the gates of Ballparks of America.  


Located in Branson, Missouri, Ballparks of America is an international baseball tournament destination. Our signature features are our on-campus stay-and-play suites and our two-thirds scale replicas of 5 classic American ballparks, complete with the dimensions and elements that make each of these iconic stadiums unique. Ballparks of America is a member of the SFM Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Management. Learn more or register for your next tournament:


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