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The Charleston RiverDogs and The Citadel play home games at Riley Park. File/Staff

Riley Park, home of the Charleston RiverDogs and The Citadel baseball teams, will now be a smoke-and tobacco-free stadium.

The RiverDogs announced Thursday that cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and vapor mechanisms will be prohibited at the ballpark.

The policy is a joint effort between the baseball team and the City of Charleston, and will include all game-day events for the RiverDogs and The Citadel. It will also include non-game day events, such as private parties using Riley Park facilities.

The new policy applies to the grounds inside and around Riley Park. The RiverDogs, a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, will play their home opener on April 11.

Reach Derrek Asberry at 843-937-5517. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry

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