Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, Charleston
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Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park is a stadium located in Charleston, South Carolina. The stadium is named after Charleston's longest serving mayor, Joseph P. Riley Jr., who was instrumental in its construction. The stadium replaced College Park. It was built in 1997 and seats 6,000 people.Use our Charleston driving holiday planner to visit Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on your trip to Charleston, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Nicknamed "The Joe" by locals, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team of the Single-A South Atlantic League and The Citadel Bulldogs baseball team, whose campus is located nearby.
The park has hosted 15 Southern Conference baseball tournaments through the 2014 season. On March 2, 2012, the venue hosted the neutral-site game of the Clemson - South Carolina baseball series. The game, which South Carolina won 3–2 in 11 innings, was attended by 5,851 spectators. The Citadel defeated the Gamecocks 10–8 on April 16, 2014 before 6,500 fans, setting a new record for a college baseball crowd in Charleston.
The Citadel holds lifetime playing rights at the ballpark and has its own clubhouse in the stadium. The land that the stadium is built on once belonged to the school, and was a part of the land-swap negotiations that resulted in the City of Charleston taking over the land and giving The Citadel title to College Park.
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Sort of a miniature Camden Yards (the home of the Baltimore Orioles), this riverside baseball park in Charleston seems always to catch the breeze. The team is minor league, but the stadium is entirely... more »
Nothing is better than watching proffesional baseball in it's purest form. These young men are living the American dream of every young boy trying to make it to the Big Show. The park is beautiful and... more »
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