Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Joe Riley Stadium is home to the Charleston Riverdogs, concerts, camps, and other activities. It is one of the nicest minor league stadiums in America, and is situated on the banks of the Ashley River. It is extremely popular in Charleston, and Riverdog games are known across the country for their unique promotions, Friday night Fireworks, and one of their quirky co-owners (Bill Murray).
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Sam B
South Carolina351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
The Riverdogs are not playing baseball but The Joe is open and providing meals to go. My wife and I were downtown today and decided to try the ballpark fare. We ordered online and 20 minutes later drove to the Joe, called the pick up number, and a friendly guy brought our food to the car. I had the southwest black bean burger - really good! After giving my wife a bite I had to fight her off to keep it! My wife got the wedge salad which she shared with me - also really good! I'm a sucker for sweet potato fries so we got those also. Everything was really tasty! In a 10 point scale I gotta give this place an 11. It far exceeded my expectations.
Written May 29, 2020
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Megunticook72
Camden, ME262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Only one drawback to a River Dogs game
at this stadium and it’s the blaring
noise that is in every announcement.
The “dumb” TV noises and the pitch of
the walk up music is bush league even
for a single A team. It hurts the ears and
the experience. Small children like noise
that loud?
The game itself against the Columbia
Fireflies was intriguing and real baseball.
The game was a joy to watch.
Seeing the Tampa Bay 1st round draft
pick perform was a look into his career
as it might be. A look into Summer.
Written April 17, 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,754 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Our conference in March was before baseball started but we visited this great facility for a dinner at its clubhouse. It is a great stadium and has some wonderful views from its clubhouse both of the field and the marsh area. It really was a great meeting venue.
Written February 29, 2020
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alistair_connor
Dorchester, SC146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Friends
"The Joe", as it is known in the area is a great place for a baseball game. The Charleston Riverdogs (NY Yankees 1A affiliate) play their home games here, as does the Citadel (Southern Conference NCAA). I normally only go for the Dogs, which is a great time! A few tips... First, SIT ON THE FIRST BASE SIDE when it is hot. The sun sets directly behind you and after about the third inning, you are in the shade. OR, sit in the upper sections directly behind the plate (204-208) where you are shaded and you have a great view of the field. They are fairly cheap too (less than $10). Also, buy your tickets online ahead of time to avoid lines (there are always lines at the ticket office) and you will save a dollar as well. Friday nights are Fireworks nights at the Joe (for Riverdogs games) so for an extra $1, you get a REALLY great show after the game. They turn out all the lights and fire off a whole bunch of fireworks for about 5 minutes. The boiled peanuts there are amazing, and you can get a "mystery beer" for $2, which normally turns out to be PBR, Natty Lite, etc. But if you just want a cold beer, it is a good way to go. Parking is across the street, but it normally isn't an issue. I go to several games a year, and I have to tell you that it never gets old! :)
Written March 8, 2012
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Parisgirl52
Paris, France65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
While visiting our son in Charleston, we decided to go to a RiverDogs baseball game with our two granddaughters. What great fun! They won, 10-4, the bbq nachos were excellent, and the girls had a great time. This is Minor League baseball, so there is more interaction with the crowd and the atmosphere is lighter, but this is also good baseball. I recommend attending a night game (cooler) if you are in the area.
Written July 2, 2018
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1Snoopydog
Aiken, SC79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
We went on fathers day and had a blast! The park is a perfect size and has a lot of food choices, but the lines can be very long in the first few innings. Bathrooms were adequate and clean. The stadium has a lot of bench seating, but adequate space between seat locations to make it comfortable. Bring a stadium seat or cushion to really be comfortable. There is a cover over some of the seats so choose wisely f you don't like the sun. Parking is a readily available but a little crazy before and after the game. They sell $4 Koozies in the Riverdogs store that fit the large can of beer sold there and they are worth it to keep your cup or can cold. Also the team towels in the store are $ 4 and if you take it with to get a drink and ask them they will dump some of the ice water on it making the towel a cool treat on your neck for a hot day. The Footlong dogs were a bargain for two if loaded and the nachos at the Nacho House are so large that they have to put them in a large pizza box plenty for two hungry people.
Written June 21, 2017
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Miles Weaver
Columbia, SC1,647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
My wife and I attended the South Carolina vs. Clemson game yesterday at "The Joe" and had a good time -- mostly because SC won! The park is beautiful and you have a great view of the action on the field but there are a couple of problems that could be easily fixed and one that cannot. Unless you have VIP Parking, you cannot park at the stadium but there are plenty of parking lots across the street and a block away. All of the concessions, except for Dog World (more, later), are on the 3rd base side of the stadium and they have cotton candy, funnel cakes (really), Dippin' Dots, boiled peanuts, pizza and the normal ballpark fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, fries etc. They also sell beer. At the usual food stands, I am used to not having anything to go on the dogs except mustard and ketchup so when I saw a sign advertising "build your own hotdog" with a picture that showed a pile of toppings, I was pretty excited. The sign was for Dog World so we went there to find they do not have all of the toppings in the picture and the ones they have are fairly . . . "exotic" -- such as pickled okra and jalapenos. They did have slaw but no onions or chili so I was a bit dissapointed and ended up buying a warm Pizza Hut pizza. My wife went back to the first concession stand and got the plain hotdog and added ketchup, along with fries and a drink. I also bought some boiled peanuts. Her fries and my peanuts were good but the rest was just average and a bit overpriced but that is true of most ballparks so that is okay -- just realize that is what you will get. I was dissapointed by Dog World only because they do not deliver the extra quality that is advertised. On future visits we will eat a meal before or after the game and plan on having fries and a drink while at the game. The one thing that is a problem not easily fixed is caused by the design of the stadium. When you enter the stadium and walk into the actual stadium seating area, there is a walkway or concourse that runs through the entire seating area. It is halfway up with chair style seats below it and bench seating with backs above the walkway. The problem arises at the end of the game as that is the only way out. The people above it come down, the people below it come up, and since it is already packed with people trying to leave, there is a lot of standing and waiting. While this sounds very critical, its is just something that you should know about and plan for. I needed a bathroom break and could not wait but in the future, I will plan ahead and just remain seated and wait for the crowd to clear out a bit. That advice also applies to getting out of the parking areas. Bring a snack and tailgate until traffic clears up. This review is long but if you understand the food limitations and plan for getting out of the stadium and the parking lot, you will have a good time at The Joe as the view is good, the field is immaculate and the place is clean with friendly staff. There is one area that has a great view of the marsh and plenty of room for tables where people could eat but there is nothing there -- another one of those easily fixed things. Take someone to the ballpark and have a good time -- its worth the visit if you like baseball.
Written March 3, 2012
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C P M
241 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is the home of Charleston's minor league base ball team, the River Dogs. It is well laid out. Some times the sun can be blinding depending on where you sit. Parking is a mess but not to expensive.
Written March 22, 2020
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SCRESpecialist
Charleston, SC27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
You're going to have a great time and you'll love the food! The staff is always outstanding and they make sure you have a blast. You'll want to try everything on the menu, so you'll want to plan to come back!
Written August 26, 2019
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Michael G
Massachusetts43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Being from Boston I was happy and surprised to see how similar the architecture was, on a smaller scale, to Fenway Park. To me at least seeing a ballpark with brick architecture is comforting. Tickets were really cheap, I think we paid $20 each and sat 4 rows directly behind home plate, which also included a server we could order food and drinks from without having to go to the concessions ourselves. Park is extremely clean and the staff and other fans were really friendly. Parking is easy and cheap, possibly free, can not remember, and there was basically no traffic leaving the game.
Written October 11, 2018
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