A Major League Baseball game is still scheduled at the Field of Dreams movie site this summer; but the New York Yankees won’t be traveling to Iowa to compete. Instead, the St. Louis Cardinals are expected to play the Chicago White Sox in the Aug. 13 game near the iconic Dyersville diamond. MLB is continuing with the originally scheduled date.
The game is being played in a specially constructed 8,000-seat stadium where the 1989 movie was filmed. The Yankees and White Sox were originally set to play, but with the coronavirus pandemic shortening the regular-season schedule to 60 games, a game between the White Sox and Yankees was no longer possible.
The new Dyersville park has been under construction since shortly after last year’s announcement of the game. It will include a pathway through a cornfield to take fans to the ballpark, which will overlook the famous movie location. The right-field wall will include windows to show the cornfields beyond the ballpark.
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