Tickets to next week’s Major League Baseball game at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville are a hot commodity – and on Monday, some Iowans found out they could be headed to the game.
Nikki Glatt of Dubuque is one of them.
Iowa residents had from July 16th through the 23rd to enter a lottery drawing for a chance to purchase tickets for the highly-anticipated game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. They’ll be playing in Iowa’s first Major League Baseball game under the lights in the newly-constructed stadium at the Field of Dreams Movie Site next Thursday night, August 12th.
While both teams had an opportunity to sell tickets to their fans, some Iowans will be attending too. Those winners selected through the lottery are finding out today if they’ll be able to buy tickets before they’re sold out. Glatt had an appointment to try to purchase tickets at 11 am – and was able to get two tickets for $375 a piece.
And she says she’s had a lot of people reaching out to her willing to buy them. The MLB has confirmed to KMCH that buyers can transfer their tickets to others in their party.
Eight-thousand fans will be at the game itself – and the Dyersville Chamber says Major League Baseball isn’t even sure how many people will be coming to Dyersville for the event or the “Beyond the Game” two-day festival that the community will be hosting next Wednesday and Thursday. Glatt says she’s not looking forward to the crowds, but she is excited for the game itself – even though she’s a Braves fan.
The Field of Dreams game between the Yankees and the White Sox will be aired live on FOX next Thursday night, August 12th at 6 pm, with an official MLB viewing party at the “Beyond the Game” Festival in Dyersville’s City Square. For more information on the “Beyond the Game” festivities, check out beyondthegameiowa.com/schedule.