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Home of The Citadel baseball team. It is located on Fishburne Street opposite the Charleston Police Station and south of The Citadel. The $19.5 million facility was opened on April 6, 1997. The inaugural game resulted in a Citadel victory over Western Carolina (6-5). In 1999, the stadium hosted the Southern Conference Tournament drawing a record of 4,960 fans for the championship game between The Citadel and Western Carolina. In 1999, The Citadel drew 35,092 fans for its games.
Besides being the home of the Citadel Bulldogs and the Southern Conference Baseball tournament, it is also the home of Charleston RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Seating 6,000, Riley Park is named for Joseph P. Riley, Class of 1964, and mayor of Charleston since 1975. It is sometimes called "The Joe" for him.
College Park, the former home of the baseball team from 1966-1997 is now a practice facility. It is located at the northeast corner of Hampton Park, at the corner of Rutledge and Grove. (Sources: The Guidon, 1999-2000, p. 124; Citadel 2000 Football Media Guide, p. 110)