A dream come true: real baseball game on “Field of Dreams”


THERE WILL BE A REAL BASEBALL GAME AT THE FARM WHERE THE CLASSIC MOVIE FIELD OF DREAMS WAS SHOT. REPORTER FRAN RILEY HAS MORE DETAILS. 3 Dyersville, IATHE PHONE RINGS OFF THE HOOK.-NATS- THE DYERSVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.Karla Thompson/Executive Director at Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce :”We’ve got lots of calls. Lots of calls for August 13th. It’s our number one question. When are you going to get tickets, how much are they?”TICKETS FOR THE 3 WHITE SOX- YANKEES REGULAR SEASON GAME AUGUST 13TH, 2020. Karla Thompson/Executive 3 Director at Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce”We have so many people that are getting in contact with locals here. Family, friends. Get me tickets.”THE NIGHT GAME WILL BE PLAYED NOT FAR FROM THE ICONIC BASEBALL DIAMOND AND CORN FIELD FEATURED IN THE 1989 MOVIE.Karla Thompson/Executive Director at Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce”Major League Baseball really wants to connect with kids, family. And what better location to do that.”Fran Riley/Dyersville, IA:”Major League Baseball will build an eight thousand seat stadium. It will not impede the movie site, and this will be the first major league baseball game in the history of Iowa.” Voice of Karla Thompson/Executive Director at Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce”I think that’s the whole ambiance is to have this big stadium in the middle of a corn field in Iowa.”THERE’S LOTS OF WORK TO BE DONE BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT AUGUST. Voice of Karla Thompson/Executive Director at Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce”We’re going to have to look at roads, look at water and sewer.”IN THIS QUAINT DOWNTOWN, BASEBALL IS THE BUZZ.-NATS-MOS: “Unbelievable, pretty cool.” GOOD FOR BUSINESS.MOS: “It should be a really great thing.”GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. MOS: “Stuff down at the field of dreams kind of comes down here too. so it helps out a lot.-NATS-ON A PICTURE PERFECT DAY.THE FIELD IS A BIG DRAW. MOS: “It’s nostalgic, when you think about Hollywood, Iowa.” KIDS AND ADULTS.BASEBALL THE COMMON DENOMINATOR. MOS: “It’s just nice to look around and play.”IS THIS HEAVEN? NO. IT’S IOWA.Voice of Karla Thompson/Executive Director at Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce”I think it’s going to be great for the town. It’s going to put the town back on the map.”IN DYERSVILLE. FRAN RILEY. 3 TICKETS ARE NOT ON SALE YET.. AND WHEN THEY ARE.. THEY’LL BE VERY LIMITED. 3

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