White Sox, Yankees To Play At 'Field Of Dreams'

The White Sox and Yankees will play a regular-season game in Iowa in 2020.

August 08, 2019 - 8:51 am
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(670 The Score) The White Sox and Yankees will visit a unique venue for a matchup in 2020.

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The two teams will play a regular-season game in Dyersville, Iowa at the site where the movie "Field of Dreams" was shot. The game will be played on Aug. 13, 2020. 

"As a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, Major League Baseball is excited to bring a regular season game to the site of Field of Dreams," commissioner Rob Manfred said, according to MLB.com. "We look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa."

A temporary 8,000-seat stadium will be built, with construction beginning later this August, Sports Illustrated reported. The right-field wall will be broken up by windows to show the cornstalks beyond the wall, the Associated Press reported. The ballpark’s design will honor old Comiskey Park, home of the White Sox from 1910-'90. 

"'Field of Dreams' is an iconic, generational baseball story built upon a deep love of the game that transcends even the most impossible of circumstances," White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. "The filmmakers tell a beautiful story that resonates to this day."

"Field of Dreams" was released in 1989 and was nominated for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

The White Sox will be the home team for the game, which will be played on a Thursday and air nationally on Fox. The clubs will then have Friday off before resuming their series in Chicago.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.