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Ballpark Heaven Setback Raises Questions About Northern League Franchise

Northern League LogoField of Dreams Movie Site PlateA funding shortfall and litigation have forced the developers of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven project at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville (IA) to delay its opening beyond 2014, which brings into question the planned launch of a franchise there from the revived indy pro Northern League.  Read more here.

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Revived Northern League Announces Deal with Ballpark Heaven

Northern League LogoPRESS RELEASE – America finally has proof there is baseball in Heaven. Independent league baseball is about to become part of the new development next to the Field of Dreams Movie Site. The Northern League, an independent professional league with a strong history in the Midwest, plans to bring a team to Northeast Iowa that will call All-Star Ballpark Heaven its home. Continue reading

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Actor Matthew Perry Joins As Investor in ‘Field of Dreams’ Project

Field of Dreams Movie Site PlateFormer Friends and current Go On star Matthew Perry has joined a Hall of Famer Wade Boggs and other investors in the All-Star Ballpark Heaven project, which will turn the land surrounding the original Field of Dreams movie site into a $38 million, 24-field amateur baseball tournament complex.  Read more here.

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Sale of ‘Field of Dreams’ Site Complete

The sale of the original Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville (IA) to investors who plan to turn the land surrounding the site  into a $38 million, 24-field amateur baseball tournament complex has been finalized.   As we posted back in September, Hall of Famer Wade Boggs joined as an investor in the All-Star Ballpark Heaven project.  Read more here.

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Council Approves Ballpark Heaven Deal

The Dyersville City Council Tuesday night approved a final agreement with developers of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven project for construction of water and sewer lines.  As you recall, the plan is to turn the area around the Field of Dreams movie site into a $38 million amateur sports complex.  Read more here.

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Annexation of Movie Site Moves Dyersville Baseball Project Forward

The Dyersville (IA) City Council approved a plan Monday night to annex land, which includes the Field of Dreams movie site.  The annexation was reportedly necessary to rezone the site for the proposed $38 million All-Star Ballpark Heaven project.  Not everyone is happy.  Read more here.

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Plan for ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie Site Causing Angst

Not everyone living in the Dyersville (IA) area is happy about a plan to turn farmland surrounding the Field of Dreams movie site into a mega $38 million youth baseball tournament and training complex.  Some worry that a boon would destroy a rural way of life and disrupt farming.  Others worry about a bust, if the complex is built (with city water and sewer infrastructure), and “they don’t come.”  Read more here.

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‘Field of Dreams’ Movie Site Sold

The “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville (IA) has been sold to a group of investors led by a couple from the Chicago area.  The original asking price for the farm was $5.4 million.  The group plans to build a premier baseball and softball tournament complex on the 193-acre site called “All-Star Ballpark Heaven.”  Read more here.

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