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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 stadium will seat 8,000 lucky fans for the game Aug. 13, 2020, 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
(Photo courtesy of Chicago White Sox.)

 


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Ballpark Digest - Aug. 19, 2019

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Work is underway for 2020’s Field of Dreams MLB regular-season game, with plans taking shape for a temporary ballpark that will be constructed in the Dyersville, IA cornfield. Earlier this month, MLB announced that the Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in a regular-season game at the Field of Dreams site on...

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Iowa Public Radio - Aug. 27, 2019

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Yahoo! Sports - Sept. 12, 2019

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The news broke on social media midway through the morning of Aug. 8. Seconds later, the phone at the Field of Dreams farmhouse started ringing. News may travel fast in a small town of just 5,000 people, but not as quickly as it can travel across the world on Twitter and Facebook. One call turned into two. Two calls turned...

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