Expansion Work Begins at Field of Dreams Movie Site – Mix 94.7 KMCH


Expansion of the Field of Dreams film site in Dyersville has begun.

“Project Heaven” is providing $80 million in private investment to expand the site by adding nearly 100 acres to the original 190-acre footprint of the former Lansing family farm and cinema site. The expansion will include nine new boys’ and girls’ baseball and softball fields, team dormitories and a boutique hotel, plus other incremental improvements – all located on the same property where Kevin Costner’s film was filmed in 1988.

Fans and officials gathered on Wednesday afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony.

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas is the new owner of the Field of Dreams movie site and CEO of Go the Distance Baseball, LLC. Thomas says he is looking forward to what this project will bring.

Youth ball teams have been coming to Dyersville over the past two years to play tournaments in town and on the famous field. Dyersville Mayor Jeff Jacque says he’s seen firsthand how much it means to them.

“Project Heaven” is the largest private investment ever made in Dyersville and one of the largest in Dubuque County. Go the Distance Baseball LLC says it is expected to create 170 new full-time equivalent jobs and boost economic development and tourism in eastern Iowa. Dubuque County Supervisor Harley Pothoff says he’s grateful the baseball world is investing in Dyersville and our part of the state.

The nine ball diamonds, team dormitories and hotel are all expected to be completed in phases by the end of 2023. Additional phases through 2025 include a 100,000 square foot field, a concert amphitheater in outdoors, an RV park, a large park included for handicapped children and adults, and jogging trails through the cornfields.

top photo courtesy of State Senator Carrie Koelker; bottom image courtesy of Go the Distance Baseball, LLC

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