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On Aug. 8, 2019, Major League Baseball announced its plans to play a regular season game at the Dyersville, Iowa, site of the classic 1989 film Field of Dreams. The development of the site and a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark launched immediately, with the goal of featuring the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees on Aug. 13, 2020.

In March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic began to impact MLB’s schedule in numerous ways. MLB preserved its goal of hosting “MLB at Field Of Dreams presented by GEICO” as the calendar flipped to August. Because of a shift to a regional schedule, the St. Louis Cardinals had replaced the Yankees as the opponent of the White Sox. On August 4, however, MLB determined that due to the ongoing realities of the pandemic, it was best to postpone the historic event until its 2021 season. The White Sox will be one of the participants in the game. With the 2020 event cancelled, MLB’s teams have begun to dismantle the ballpark’s temporary structures, while planning to maintain the field appropriately ahead of next year’s planned event.

BrightView will continue to keep this page updated with the latest news and information as it becomes available.

 

We Will Build It...

In the tiny farming town of Dyerville, Iowa, just outside Dubuque sits the iconic site for the movie Field of Dreams.  In 2020 a Major League Baseball stadium will spring up in the same cornfield and play host to a regular-season game. The temporary ballpark will pay homage to Comiskey Park, which once was home to the Chicago White Sox from 1910 through 1990.

BrightView will be a part of this special project by building and maintaining the ballfield, as we have done with other major projects, such as the Little League Classic, the 2016 Fort Bragg Game, the 2019 London Series, the 2019 season opener in Japan, and the historic exhibition game in Havana, Cuba. BaAm and Populous also were hired by MLB as part of the project.

Construction has already begun on the ballpark in Dyersville and this page will follow the progress of the project leading up to the game.

 

...and People Will Come

The 8,000-seat stadium will host the Aug. 13, 2020, game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. This will not be the smallest facility to host an MLB regular-season game (that honor goes to the Little League Classic game at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa.), but it will be the first in the state of Iowa.

The ballpark will overlook the movie site and there will be a pathway going through the corn to link the two fields for people to walk between.

It has been a priority of MLB and its Commissioner, Rob Manfred, to allow fans to experience significant events in important locations and to create memories for fans who are outside of MLB markets. Everyone involved, including MLB and BrightView, is looking forward to delivering a great event, creating memories, and celebrating the theme of Field of Dreams and, particularly, its focus on families.

 

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Field of Dreams corn field
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