Yankees-White Sox to play regular-season MLB games on "Field of Dreams" site in 2020 - HailNewsUp.com: provides the latest news from India and the world

Breaking

Friday, August 9, 2019

Yankees-White Sox to play regular-season MLB games on "Field of Dreams" site in 2020

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will play a big-league game of the 2020 season, where "Field of Dreams" was filmed. At Fox's "MLB of Dreams" event in Downsville, Iowa, it will not only turn into the first tourist attraction on the film's site but also the first major league game to be played in Iowa.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, the game will be considered a White Sox home game, with Fox coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET and 6 o'clock. CONNECTICUT. The next day will be a day off and both teams resume their three-match series in Chicago on Saturday.

Later this month, MLB will begin construction of a temporary 8,000-seater baseball stadium at the Dyersville site for professional play. The league said the plan is a way to take fans through the cornfield to the stadium, which would ignore the film's actual location. The right garden wall will include windows to show cornfields beyond the baseball stadium.

Chicago White Sox president Jerry Record said in a statement, "the field of dreams" is an iconic and generational history of baseball based on a deep love for the game, which transcends even the most improbable of circumstances. “The filmmakers tell a beautiful story that resonates to this day. It is an incredible honor for the White Sox franchise to have a home team against the Yankees in a special environment that will capture everyone's imagination like a movie. It seems fitting that 30 years after the film's debut, MLB builds a playground in Iowa Cornfield where we will play a game so baseball fans can cherish their memories for decades. "

"The Yankees organization is proud to participate in such a unique celebration of baseball," said New York managing partner Hal Steinbrenner. "Dream of Fields" captures the pure essence of baseball, and continues to embrace its timeless roots, uniting generations of fans, and families. It is a great honor for us to showcase our great sport in such an iconic and intimate environment. As we promote the film's legacy. I sincerely hope that this experience explains why baseball is still a popular American hobby. "

The 1989 Universal Studios film stars Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta. In the film, Costner's character is inspired to build a baseball field on his farm. In 1919 the White Sox left Cornfields to play small ball.

Watch a video of the 3D representation of the above field.