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Sport 'Field of Dreams' game still set for August in Iowa, without the Yankees

01:46  02 july  2020
01:46  02 july  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Thirty years after " Field of Dreams " romanticized the idea of baseball on an Iowa farm, baseball is making it a reality. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees and play the first ever big league game in Iowa on Aug.

White Sox and Yankees to play at ' Field of Dreams ' movie site in Iowa . MLB announced on Thursday that a regular-season game will be played on August 13, 2020, at the site where the iconic baseball movie was filmed, between the Yankees and White Sox.

A Major League Baseball game is still scheduled to be played in 2020 at the "Field of Dreams" movie site.

But the New York Yankees won't be coming to Iowa.

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The White Sox will play the Yankees at the Field of Dreams in Iowa in August , and preparations are already underway to make the ballfield come to life.

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A source within MLB confirmed to The Register on Wednesday that the St. Louis Cardinals will now be playing the Chicago White Sox in the Aug. 13 game near the iconic Dyersville, Iowa, diamond. The person requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. Chicago-area baseball reporter Bruce Levine was first to report the news.

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MLB is proceeding with the originally scheduled date and is still hoping to get the game in.

It's a big change for the game, which will be played in a specially constructed 8,000-seat stadium at the site of the 1989 movie. The Yankees and White Sox were originally set to play, but with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the regular-season schedule to 60 games and keeping play to divisional opponents in each league, that matchup was no longer feasible.

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Yankees and White Sox to play at " Field of Dreams " in Iowa . By Caitlin O'Kane. The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play against each other on the same baseball field used in the This game will be against the New York Yankees on August 13, 2020. pic.twitter.com/hco3e6tCqu. Construction is set to begin exactly one year before the big game , according to the White Sox website.

— New York Yankees (@ Yankees ) August 8, 2019. The big event will be nationally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET on the Fox network the day of the We cannot wait to see this happen. Hopefully, a streaming service will have “ Field of Dreams ” readily available for us to watch ahead of this matchup in Iowa .

An artist's rendering of the Field of Dreams (right) and the baseball stadium to be built for the Yankees-White Sox game in August 2020. © Special to the Register An artist's rendering of the Field of Dreams (right) and the baseball stadium to be built for the Yankees-White Sox game in August 2020.

The White Sox remain a key part of the game — and the movie, which starred Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who plowed over his corn to build a baseball field. Costner's character built the field to help bring back the specter of White Sox outfielder Joe Jackson, who, along with seven other members of the 1919 team, was banned from baseball for throwing the World Series.

The new Dyersville park, which has been under construction since last year's announcement of the game, will include a path through a cornfield to take fans to the ballpark, which will overlook the movie location. The right-field wall will include windows to show cornfields beyond the ballpark.

This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: 'Field of Dreams' game still set for August in Iowa, without the Yankees

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The Field of Dreams game , to be televised nationally on Fox, had been scheduled for Aug. 13, a Thursday night. MLB announced last August it would construct an 8,000-seat stadium on the popular 1989 Field of Dreams movie set ’s grounds to stage an official “home” game for the Sox, who have a

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees in Iowa next season on the site where the movie " Field of Dreams " was filmed. KABC – Los Angeles August 9, 2019.


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