Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
|Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park|
|Location||360 Fishburne Street
Charleston, SC 29403
|Broke ground||June 7, 1996|
|Opened||April 6, 1997|
|Owner||City of Charleston|
|Operator||City of Charleston/
Charleston Baseball, Inc.
|Construction cost||$19.5 million
($28.4 million in 2013 dollars)
|Architect||Populous (formerly HOK Sport)
|Structural engineer||Kerr, Conrad & Graham|
|Services engineer||Bredson & Associates, Inc.|
|General contractor||McDevitt Street Bovis|
|Field dimensions||Left Field: 305 feet (93 m)
Left Center: 356 feet (109 m)
Center Field: 398 feet (121 m)
Right Center: 366 feet (112 m)
Right Field: 337 feet (103 m)
The Citadel Bulldogs baseball
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park is a stadium located in Charleston, South Carolina. The stadium is named after Charleston's longest serving (and current) mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr.. The stadium replaced College Park. It was built in 1997 and seats 6,000 people.
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. As such, it has also hosted 14 of the last 16 Southern Conference baseball tournaments. 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 holds lifetime playing rights at the ballpark and has its own clubhouse in the stadium. This is because the land that the stadium is built on once belonged to the school.
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- Official Website
- Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park | Charleston RiverDogs The Joe
- Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park Views - Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues
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