Ray Kinsella, the fictional Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner in the 1989 film field of dreamswas walking one night in his cornfield when he heard a voice say to him, “If you build it, it will come.
Later in the film, Kinsella builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield, and it attracts the ghosts of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and the seven other Chicago White Sox players who were banned from Major League Baseball for having kicked off the 1919 World Series. More importantly, it also attracts the ghost of Ray’s father for a well-deserved reunion. (He is the he “If you build it, they or they will come,” surprisingly, is a misquote.)
Since then, the Field of Dreams movie site has become a major tourist attraction, drawing people from around the world to Dyersville, Iowa – about 25 miles from Dubuque – to see the baseball field, farm and cornfield.
And for the second year in a row, the city will host a Major League Baseball game.
Game Field of Dreams
In a move that made some baseball fans think they were in heaven before realizing it was Iowa, MLB hosted a game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on August 12. 2021, near the film site. Nearly 8,000 fans watched the game in a temporary ballpark built specifically for the game, and an additional 6 million watched what was called the Field of Dreams game on Fox.
In an incredible sight, players wearing vintage uniforms emerged from the cornfield before the game. The game itself was a baseball fan’s dream, complete with home runs in the cornfield. It ended in dramatic fashion when the White Sox won with a home run.
MLB announced days after the game that baseball would return field of dreams website this year. This match will be played next month, on Thursday August 11th.
Here’s what you need to know about MLB’s Field of Dreams 2022 game.
This year’s game
The 2022 Field of Dreams game on August 11 will pit the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds will serve as the home team.
The game will be part of a three-game series, but not all in Iowa. After the Field of Dreams game, both teams will be off Friday, followed by the two remaining games in Cincinnati over the weekend.
“I think it’s going to be an amazing experience, especially for a lot of us who grew up watching the film,” Reds manager David Bell said when the game was announced. “From everything I’ve been told and on TV, it seems like it’s just a really special and meaningful environment that they’ve created there. I feel very honored and lucky to be one of the teams [game’s] second year.”
Although the Reds may be the home team, you’ll likely see a sea of blue in the stands. That’s because Iowa is in Cubs television territory and its Triple-A club plays in Des Moines.
Field Of Dreams 2022 Game Tickets
Like last year, the game will take place in a temporary baseball stadium that can seat 8,000 people.
MLB held a lottery for Field of Dreams Game tickets in June. Lottery winners have been informed that they can now purchase tickets. It is important to note that fans who have won the chance to purchase tickets must have a mailing address with an Iowa zip code.
Don’t worry if you want to see the game in person but don’t live in Iowa. Tickets for this year’s game are available from third-party ticket sellers, but they don’t come cheap.
This year’s game will also air on Fox. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. CST.
How to visit the Field Of Dreams movie site
If you want to visit the Field of Dreams film site, the ground is open year-round and admission is free, although donations are accepted. You can even rent the field for private events ranging from baseball practice to family reunions. You can also visit the Lansing Family Farm and learn how it became the setting for the Kinsella family home at field of dreams.
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