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People Will Come, But How Do You Build It?

MLB Field of Dreams Game in Dyersville will be the first game ever held in the state of Iowa on August 13, 2020

It has been 30 years since the movie Field of Dreams was on the big screen. A story about an Iowa farmer who mows down his corn and builds a baseball diamond on his land after hearing a mysterious voice.

Although this movie is a fantasy-drama, Major League Baseball announced that the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees would be playing a game at the beloved film site in Dyersville, Iowa. This event will be the first Major League game ever held in the State of Iowa.

On this segment of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe finds out how Major League Baseball is going to make an 8,000 seat ballpark in the middle of a cornfield and why this movie has endured for generations.

Guests Include:

  • Barbara McHugh, Sr. Vice President of Marketing for Major League Baseball
  • Murray Cook, President, Brightview Sports Turf Division
  • Daniel Finney, Writer at the Des Moines Register

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River