Pape Pleads Guilty to Damaging “Field of Dreams” Movie Site

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of damaging the “Field of Dreams” movie site’s baseball field has changed his plea to guilty.

Dubuque County court records say 21-year-old Austin Pape of Dyersville entered the plea Monday – the day his trial was set to begin on a felony charge of criminal mischief.

His sentencing is scheduled for November 13th.

Investigators say Pape acknowledged driving onto the famous Dyersville field on January 22nd. The owner estimated the damage at more than five thousand dollars. The vehicle left deep gashes in the field and damaged sprinklers.