Braves Field opened in Boston on August 18, 1915. The 43,500-seat ballpark was the largest in America when it opened. It was hailed as "the last word in baseball parks" by National League President John Tener.
Bigger then Fenway Park, Braves Field was used by the Boston Red Sox for games during the 1915 and 1916 World Series and on Sundays from 1929 to 1932. The most distinctive feature of this park was the vast expanse of outfield grass from foul line to foul line. Ty Cobb once said that no one would ever hit a ball out of Braves Field, and, indeed, it was nearly a decade before Frank "Pancho" Snyder conquered the left field wall. It wasn't until 1928 that the fences were moved inward and home runs became commonplace.
The "Jury Box" bleachers in right field served as home to a rowdy group of fans who worshiped right fielder Tommy Holmes. From 1936-40, Braves Field was called "the Beehive."
The Braves had to use Fenway Park for a short time after the 1946 home opener. Braves Field had received a fresh coat of green paint prior to the start of the season and the paint on some seats had not completely dried when the fans arrived on Opening Day. Consequently, many departed with green splotches on their clothes. The Braves apologized and paid more than $6,000 in cleaning bills to some 5,000 fans. The last game played at Braves Field was on September 21, 1952.