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'Field of Dreams' site could land minor league team

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09:06 AM ET 08.18 | Former Dodgers and White Sox exec Dan Evans' latest project is helping pay honor to the Dyersville, Iowa, site of the movie "Field of Dreams." He announced Friday that the Northern League will establish a franchise there when it returns for the 2014 season. The name is yet to be determined by Chicagoans Denise and Michael Stillman, who head the Go the Distance Group, which is working to make the land roamed by Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta a major baseball destination again. A group headed by the Stillmans that included Hall of Famer Wade Boggs bought the 193-acre site for $3.4 million. They've been consulting with White Sox groundskeeper Roger Bossard on plans for a 24-diamond site that will host youth baseball and softball tournaments. Evans said the Stillmans have committed to building a stadium that could accommodate 5,000 fans and would be used for amateur showcase events and the Northern League team.

Chicago Tribune

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August 18, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Will They Come, Bro?

August 18, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Good for them hope the project prospers, for the people living in the area as well!!!

August 18, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Land is worth more with corn crops on it, but it is a nice concept as long as the investors are not looking to make any money from it. Minor league baseball ownership is the home of real baseball lovers who are lucky to make any profit at years end.

August 18, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Good for them hope the project prospers, for the people living in the area as well!!!

Yep. Would be nice to boost the economy.

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August 18, 2013  02:07 PM ET
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Land is worth more with corn crops on it, but it is a nice concept as long as the investors are not looking to make any money from it. Minor league baseball ownership is the home of real baseball lovers who are lucky to make any profit at years end.

I think a profit will be made, just not as quickly as corn would. I'd say this is a good long-term investment.

August 18, 2013  04:56 PM ET

A common misconception, the saying is not "they will come" , it is "he will come". Meaning his father.

 
August 19, 2013  04:21 PM ET

Let me guess!!! the dugouts will be in the corn field

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