It was announced on Thursday that the The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play a game at the famed Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2020. A temporary, 8,000-seat ballpark will be built at the site where the 1989 movie was filmed to accommodate the first major league game played in Iowa.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement: “As a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, Major League Baseball is excited to bring a regular-season game to the site of Field of Dreams. We look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa.”
Construction on the ballpark will begin next Tuesday, August 13 — exactly one year before the game will be played. MLB posted a video (at the link here) of a rendering of the setup. The game will air on Fox Network, and will be considered a White Sox home date. The follow day (Friday, 8/14/20) will be an off day before the teams resume their three-game series in Chicago.
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