|Full name||Doak Field at Dail Park|
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Owner||North Carolina State University|
|Operator||North Carolina State University|
|Capacity||3,000 (2,500 chairback seats)|
|Field size||Left Field - 320 ft (98 m) |
Center Field - 400 ft (120 m)
Right Field - 330 ft (100 m)
| North Carolina State University (NCAA baseball)|
Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament (1974, 1980)
Doak Field (or The Doak) is a baseball venue in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. It opened in 1966 and is home to the North Carolina State University Wolfpack college baseball team of the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). –1939. The stadium is located on NC State's West Campus, behind Lee and Sullivan residence halls. The diamond is in the north/northwest corner of its block, which is bounded by Thurman Drive (third base, north/northeast); Dail Park and the residence halls (left field, east/southeast); Sullivan Drive (right field, south/southwest); and Varsity Drive (first base, west/northwest). Its seating capacity is 2,500 spectators, with an overflow capacity of 3,000. The largest crowd at Doak Field since its 2004 renovation was 3,109 on April 28, 2007, in a series finale between NC State and its rival UNC. Doak Field hosted the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament in both 1974 and in 1980. NC State won the championship in 1974, while Clemson won in 1980.It is named for Charles Doak, who was the head coach of the NC State baseball team from 1924
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Prior to 1966, the Wolfpack played their home games at Riddick Stadium, which was primarily a football facility.
Riddick Stadium was a college football stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, and home to the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team. When the stadium was first opened, it was referred to as "New Athletic Park". Later it was named Riddick Field and then Riddick Stadium, after W. C. Riddick, N.C. State football coach during the 1898 and 1899 seasons. The Wolfpack baseball team also played its home games in the stadium prior to moving to Doak Field.
In May 2004, the stadium underwent a $6 million renovation which included leveling the playing field, a new drainage system, new grandstands, a new press box, and new concessions and bathroom facilities.
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