If you build it they will come, and Major League Baseball is building it. It was announced on Thursday that the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will play at the Field of Dreams farm in Dyersville, Iowa next August.
The game will be played at 8,000-seat ballpark built on the site where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed. The ballpark will pay homage to Comisky Park, where White Sox’s played from 1910 to 1990. And yes there will be a pathway through the corn fields, which fans will use to get to the park.
“As a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, Major League Baseball is excited to bring a regular-season game to the site of ‘Field of Dreams,’” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “We look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa.”
The Yankees are excited about the Field of Dreams game.
“The Yankees organization is proud to participate in such a unique celebration of baseball,” owner Hal Steinbrenner said. “Field of Dreams captures the pure essence of baseball, and it continues to bring generations of fans — and families — together to embrace its timeless roots. It’s a distinct honor for us to showcase our great game in such an iconic and intimate setting while promoting the movie’s legacy. I fully expect that this experience will exemplify why baseball remains a cherished American pastime.”
Field of Dreams features players from the 1919 White Sox. One of the players featured in the movie is “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. “Shoeless Joe” played six seasons with the White Sox. So it’s fitting that the White Sox are playing the game.
The White Sox are excited about the game and are looking forward to it.
“ ‘Field of Dreams’ is an iconic, generational baseball story built upon a deep love of the game that transcends even the most impossible of circumstances,” Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. ” It is an incredible honor for the White Sox franchise to be the home team against the Yankees in a special setting that will capture everyone’s imagination, just like the movie does.”
This game will be the game that no one wants to miss next year. The game will probably have all 8,000 seats filled. People who aren’t at the game will watch it on TV. Maybe the White Sox and/or Yankees could call up Kevin Costner or James Earl Jones for this game if needed.
There is no doubt that people will definitely come for this game.
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