Dyersville, Iowa — The chief operating officer of the group which now owns the Field of Dreams movie site says the plans they have announced for development there will not take away from the past and future memories.
The Thursday announcement of an 80 million dollar investment by “Go the Distance Baseball” has generated a lot of comments. COO Dan Evans says they plan to build nine new ballfields, dormitories for teams, a hotel, and other phased-in improvements.
He says they waited to make the announcement until they had all the design, engineering studies, renditions with the architects, and the financing questions answered.
The site came back into the national spotlight after Major League baseball held a game at a field built near the site. Evans says the landscape allows them to build there without impacting the image that fans already know.
Evans says they want to eventually have the field become the home of high school state championship games.
Evans says that fits in with what they want to accomplish.
He says all the fields will be surrounded by corn to bring the feeling from the original field to them.
He says nine baseball-softball fields to the north end of the property will be ready for play in the summer of 2023.