$22 million upgrade for Field of Dreams

New owners plan to build a youth baseball and softball training complex

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April 3, 2014 | 8:02 am

DYERSVILLE — Mayor Jim Heavens expects the revamp of the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville to cost around $22 million.

The site, which became a tourist attraction after the movie was released in 1989, was recently sold, and the new owners plan to build a youth baseball and softball training complex on some of the land.

Heavens said the money for the project would come from a combination of sources: the property owners, private investors, local tax dollars and — depending on the outcome of a meeting later this month with Gov. Terry Branstad — possibly state funding.

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