The Braves Field was a historic baseball field which was massive for its time period, seating up to 40,000 fans. It was named after its home team, the Boston Braves, and opened in 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts. Although the Braves Field closed its gates in 1952, parts of the field were incorporated into Boston University's Nickerson Field which stands in the former location of Braves Field.
One of several historic ballparks in the area, like the
close neighboring Huntington Avenue Grounds, the Braves Field was fairly
long-standing and earned several nicknames over the course of time and
evolution of the Boston Braves. At one point, it was nicknamed The Wigwam, then
the Beehive, and then The Wigwam again as the Braves underwent various team
A significant amount of time and money went into developing
the Braves Field over a period of decades, which changed its layout considerably from the
original blueprint. Originally 402x550x402 feet, at least $500,000 was invested
in expanding the field to accommodate the increasing demand by baseball fans.
Thousands of new seats were added by shrinking the field’s dimensions, the
score board was replaced, and cosmetic changes were made to update the stands
and buildings surrounding the field. Despite these many renovations, the field
didn’t always see enough action to justify its capacity, often receiving only
enough visitors to fill a very small number of seats.