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Encyclopedia > Nickerson Field
Nickerson Field

Location Boston, Massachusetts
Broke ground March 20, 1915
Opened August 18, 1915
Closed Open
Owner Boston University
Operator Boston University
Surface FieldTurf
Former names
Braves Field
National League Park (1936-1941)
Tenants
Boston University Terriers (NCAA) (1953-Present)
Boston Cannons (MLL) (2004-Present)
Boston Breakers (USFL) (1983)
Boston Breakers (WUSA) (2001-2003)
Boston Patriots (AFL) (1960-1963)
Boston Braves (NL) (1915-1953)
Boston Braves (NFL) (1932)
Seats
Over 9,000

Nickerson Field is a stadium on the site of Braves Field, in Boston, Massachusetts the former home of the National League Boston Braves baseball team, now located in Atlanta, Georgia. Parts of Braves Field, such as the entry gate and right-field grandstand, remain as portions of the stadium. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1540x1024, 364 KB) I am the creator of this work. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Boston University has ten mens and eleven womens varsity athletic teams competing in NCAA Division I. The men compete in basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Boston Cannons are a lacrosse team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Portland Breakers were a professional American Football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | United States soccer clubs (defunct) | Boston sports ... WUSA logo The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Ballpark Turner Field (1997–present) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-1996) Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) (1953-1965) Braves Field (Boston) (1915-1952) Fenway Park... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Braves Field was a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Ballpark Turner Field (1997–present) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-1996) Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) (1953-1965) Braves Field (Boston) (1915-1952) Fenway Park... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City 343. ...


The stadium is now owned by Boston University, and is the home field for many of the school's athletics programs, including soccer and field hockey. It was also the home of BU's football team until the school dropped the sport following the 1997 season. BU's mascot is the Boston Terrier. For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Boston University has ten mens and eleven womens varsity athletic teams competing in NCAA Division I. The men compete in basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Rhett is the official mascot of the Boston University Terriers and has been the BU mascot since 1922. ...


Since its reconfiguration in the 1950s, four professional sports franchises have used this stadium:

According to the University, the stadium inherited its name from the school's previous athletic field, which had been in the town of Weston. That field was taken by eminent domain in 1955 for construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike. BU used the proceeds, in part, to purchase the former home of the Braves. The stadium was initially called "Boston University Field", and was quickly renamed for William E. Nickerson, a member of the BU Board of Trustees who had donated the original field to BU in 1928. According to the previously referenced article, Nickerson "was an MIT graduate who was the principal inventor of the machinery used to manufacture the first Gillette safety razor." City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Portland Breakers were a professional American Football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... WUSA logo The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | United States soccer clubs (defunct) | Boston sports ... The Boston Cannons are a lacrosse team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... The Steinfeld Cup is the trophy given annually to the winners of the New Balance Major League Lacrosse Championship. ...   Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02493 â€“ Area Code(s): 781 Official website: http://www. ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT has five schools and one college, containing 32 academic departments,[2] with a strong emphasis on theoretical, applied, and interdisciplinary scientific and technological research. ... Global Gillette is a business unit of Procter & Gamble. ...


The stadium has been the home of BU teams longer (50-plus years) than it was the home of the Braves (parts of 38 seasons).


In 1989, to accommodate commencement speakers US President George H. W. Bush and French President François Mitterrand, a large platform was constructed to Secret Service specifications on one side of the field. The platform remains and can be seen in the bottom center of the color picture below. George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... (October 26, 1916 – January 8, 1996) was a French politician. ...

Braves Field (left, in early 1930s) and Nickerson Field
Braves Field (left, in early 1930s) and Nickerson Field

Image File history File links Braves_Field_and_Nickerson_Field. ... Image File history File links Braves_Field_and_Nickerson_Field. ...

External links

  • USGS aerial photo
  • Private event or function reservations
  • Boston University publication on name origins of buildings, including this stadium
Preceded by
first stadium
Home of the
Boston Patriots
19601962
Succeeded by
Fenway Park
19631968


City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Fenway redirects here. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...

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Nickerson Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
Nickerson Field is located on the site of Braves Field, in Boston, Massachusetts the former home of the National League Boston Braves baseball team, now located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The stadium is now owned by Boston University, and is the home field for the school's soccer program.
The New England Patriots, then known as the Boston Patriots, played at Nickerson Field from 1960 to 1962.
Boston Braves - Stadium (1391 words)
For example, in 1916, the distance to center field was 550 feet, while the distance to the foul poles were 402 feet to left and 375 feet to right.
A view over the left field fence revealed the Charles River, sometimes filled with the shells of Harvard racing crews, and a railroad yard that gave the park its distinctive smell.
Fir trees were planted beyond the center field fence to mask smoke from the nearby railroad.
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