Main entryway to College Park, Aug-2012.
A look into the field from beyond the right-field foul line.
The structure used to hold seating that has since been dismantled; only the lower box seats remain.
- Location: Hampton Park, Rutledge Avenue at Grove Street, Charleston, S.C.
- Opened: 1940
- Home team: Charleston Rebels (1940-53), White Sox (1959-61), South Atlantic League; Charleston Pirates (1973-75, 1978), Patriots (1976-77), Royals (1980-84), Rainbows (1985-93), RiverDogs (1994-96), Western Carolinas / South Atlantic League
- Capacity: Unknown (current, about 150)
College Park was the home of Charleston professional baseball for 55 years, in the old South Atlantic League (today’s Southern League) as well as the current SAL. At a game I attended at Riley Ballpark in 2012, a Charleston police officer said, “That was a small-town park. This (referring to Riley) is a big-city park.”
The ballpark is adjacent to Hampton Park, a passive recreation facility, but it also resides in a neighborhood and, as such, parking was very limited. Still, the field is maintained and used by amateur teams to this day.
I was not able to get into College Park on my 2012 visit.
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