New ‘Field of Dreams’ Owners Plan Big Youth Baseball Complex [VIDEO]
I’ve always wondered what would happen to the corn field in Iowa that was turned into a baseball field. I have to admit that although I realize it may be a bit cheesy, ‘Field Of Dreams’ is still one of my favorite movies ever. This clip when he plays catch with his dad makes my choke up every single time, what can I say I’m a sap. Now the field has new owners!
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The owners of the “Field of Dreams” in Dyersville, Iowa, have finally found a buyer — more than a year after planting a “for sale” sign in the ground along with their corn.
The original list price of the property made famous by Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta was $5.4 million, but a sale price has yet to be disclosed. The buyers are Mike and Denise Stillman, who are fronting an investment group named “Go The Distance LLC” out of suburban Chicago.
The Stillmans said they watched the 1989 movie on one of their first dates in college, but they’re not about to make the idyllic white farmhouse a second home. Rather, they’re planning on turning the 193-acre property into a massive youth baseball center by 2014. They plan to build more baseball and softball fields and an indoor training dome alongside the movie set field that’s visited by an estimated 65,000 people each year.