The legendary “Field of Dreams” property where the 1989 movie of the same name was filmed has sold for over three million dollars.
Go the Distance Baseball LLC — an investor group headed by Mike and Denise Stillman that includes Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs — said Wednesday it closed on the deal last week for the 193-acre farm in Dyersville, Iowa paying sellers Don and Becky Lansing $3.4 million, plus interest.
A real estate firm owned by former Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher Ken Sanders posted the property for the Lansings over two years ago.
“My family’s farm has been part of the landscape for more than a century,” Don Lansing said in a press release after news of the sell went public. “I have been honored to take care for it my entire life and know the Stillmans and their group will care for the movie site like I did.”
According to the Des Moines Register, the goal of the new owners is to redevelop the Field of Dreams site into All-Star Ballpark Heaven — a 24-field youth baseball and softball complex, complete with snack bars, parking lots, and restrooms.
Despite the numerous changes to be made, Go the Distance plans to preserve the farmhouse and original field where the Kevin Costner movie was shot just as it was.
The group estimates that its project will create 1,400 jobs and will eventually bring in $40 million to the area.
Construction for All-Star Ballpark Heaven is slated to begin this spring with the first tournament games scheduled for 2014.
Check out the famous Field of Dreams baseball site in the video below: