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New roof on tap at Riley Park

Charleston RiverDogsDamage partially caused by foul balls is forcing the city of Charleston to install a new grandstand roof at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, home of the Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League).

From the Post and Courier:

Workers last year found more than 150 elusive strays tucked into crevasses, nooks and other hard-to-reach places out of public view.

Sixteen years after it opened, the city of Charleston is moving to replace part of the building’s roofing and gutters.

And while foul balls aren’t the only cause of the damage, officials say the repetitive banging of strays coming down under extremely high velocity has weakened some of the spots up top.

No word on the cost, as the project will be bid out for completion before the 2013 season.


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