New "Field of Dreams" complex
If you have never visited the site where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed, near Dyersville IA, you soon may have a new reason to visit... especially if you have kids who play baseball/softball.
Go the Distance Baseball, LLC has plans to build a $38 million youth baseball/softball complex at the Field of Dreams site that will include 24 new ballfields of varying types/sizes (in addition to the original field, of course).
The Dyersville City Council has approved a $5.1 million property tax rebate for Go the Distance Baseball, LLC, which is over and above a $16.6 million state sales tax rebate approved by the Iowa Legislature and Governor in April.
If that ghostly voice had told Ray Kinsella to build 25 fields in his cornfields, even Ray might have thought that was a little crazy.
The project is moving ahead, so I guess we'll soon find out just how true the "If you build it, they will come" thing is.
Here's the artist rendering from the organization's Facebook page: