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Frederick Nachman, Chicago, IL -- Oct 16, 2006 00:08 AM
10 visit(s). My rating: 5
I was too young to see a game there but graduated on the Astroturf field of what is Nickerson Field, home field for Boston University. Part of the old stadium was preserved as an entrance to Nickerson. It was rather odd knowing that where I was sitting was about where second base had been located, and legends like Wagner, Ruth, Hornsby, Frisch, Musial and Robinson had passed this way.

Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Sep 11, 2016 00:35 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
It is too bad that Boston's first MLB team didn't get more support after their final World Series appearance in 1948 (a loss to the Cleveland Indians), or that the Red Sox didn't win the AL pennant that year and have a crosstown series against the Braves? If either of these things happened, then Braves Field could have been completely upper decked and been like a giant version of Tiger Stadium (and been even larger than Yankee Stadium in terms of not only field size but seating capacity)! However, Boston University has done the best at reuse of an all too short duration NL park unlike most other ballparks, stadia, and arenas! I haven't even been there yet and still like what was done (other than the Braves which have had Milwaukee County Stadium, Atlanta Stadium, Turner Field, and next year Sun Trust Park)!

Bill Denert, Cromwell, CT -- May 18, 2021 12:35 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 9
I fell in love with Braves Field back in 1968. I was going to a Red Sox game with my dad and cousin and noticed the tall black stanchions of Braves Field from the Mass Turnpike. I asked my dad if that was Fenway and he said that those light stands were part of Braves Field. Since then, every time we drove into Boston, I had to look at that ballpark and only think about what it was like to have two professional teams in Boston. Even while attending a game at Fenway I would imagine it as Braves Field. It wasn't until 1980 that I finally set foot on Braves Field. At first I was disappointed because I expected to see the grandstand; all that was left was the right field pavilion and the old ticket office. Since then I've gone a number of times just to meditate and dream. I love this place!

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