The Field of Dreams in Dyersville will be hosting a Major League Baseball game next year.
The MLB has announced that the White Sox and Yankees will play a Thursday night game on August 13th of 2020. The game will be played in a temporary eight-thousand seat ballpark that will be built near the Field of Dreams site where the 1989 movie was filmed.
This will be the first-ever major league game in Iowa and it will be considered a White Sox home game.
Major League Baseball says construction of the small ballpark will begin next Tuesday. Fans attending the game will walk along a pathway through a cornfield. The design of the temporary ballpark, including the shape of the outfield and the bullpens beyond the center-field fence, will pay homage to Comiskey Park, which was the home of the White Sox for decades. The right-field wall will include windows to show the cornfields beyond the ballpark, which will overlook the movie set.
Major League Baseball says this is not the first time a temporary ballpark stadium will be built. In 2016, a 12,500-seat facility was built on an unused golf course on the grounds of Fort Bragg for a game between the Marlins and Braves that celebrated the military.
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