The Yankees are set to play at the Field of Dreams in 2020, and fans are excited to see their favorite team in action. Follow our blog for the latest news and updates on this historic event.
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On Thursday, the Yankees announced that they will play a game at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, on August 13, 2020. The game, which will be against the Chicago White Sox, is set to be broadcast on Fox.
“We are proud to bring Major League Baseball to the Field of Dreams site,” Yankees managing partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “We thank Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and all those who worked so diligently to make this event possible.”
According to MLB.com, the game will mark the first time that a major league baseball game has been played in Iowa.
“This is going to be a really special event for baseball fans all over,” White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. “To have the first major league game ever played in Iowa at such an iconic movie site is just a perfect fit.”
Reynsford also noted that he was looking forward to seeing how the game would play out, given that theField of Dreams site does not currently have any permanent seating. “It’ll be interesting to see how it works out,” he said. “We’ve played some spring training games in pretty strange places.”
TheField of Dreams site was made famous by the 1989 movie of the same name starring Kevin Costner. In the film, an Iowa farmer (Costner) builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield after hearing voices that tell him, “If you build it, they will come.”
The movie went on to become a classic, and the Field of Dreams site has since become a popular tourist destination. In 2017, more than 350,000 people visited the site, according to The Gazette.
It is unclear how many people will be able to attend the game itself, but given the popularity of both teams and the uniqueness of the venue, it is likely that tickets will be in high demand.
The Yankees and the Field of Dreams
The Yankees will play at the Field of Dreams in 2020, a decision that was made by the team’s ownership. TheField of Dreams is a baseball stadium located in Dyersville, Iowa, and it is best known for being the filming locationfor the 1989 movie of the same name. The stadium was built for the movie, and it has since been used for a varietyof events, including baseball games.
The decision to play at the Field of Dreams was made by Yankees’ ownership after they were unable to come to anagreement with the city of New York over the use of Yankee Stadium. The city had proposed a plan that would haveresulted in the Yankees playing half of their home games at Yankee Stadium and half at a new ballpark in Queens.The Yankees rejected that plan, and they decided to play all of their home games at the Field of Dreams instead.
The Yankees are not the only team that has considered playing at the Field of Dreams. In 2010, Major League Baseballplanned to hold an exhibition game between the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at the stadium, but thoseplans were ultimately scrapped. It is unclear if any other teams have considered playing at the Field of Dreams.
The Game Itself
On August 13, 2020, the Yankees will take on the Chicago White Sox at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The game, which is set to air on Fox, will be the first Major League Baseball game ever played at the iconic film location.
The game will be a special one for Yankees fans, as it will mark the first time that legendary Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will return to play at Yankee Stadium since his retirement in 2014. Jeter, who is now an executive with the Miami Marlins, is scheduled to play in the game as part of a team of MLB All-Stars.
Tickets for the game are set to go on sale later this year.
The game will take place on Aug. 13, 2020, and will be the first MLB game ever played at the Field of Dreams site in Dyersville, Iowa. The Yankees will face off against the Chicago White Sox, who played an exhibition game at the field in 1990.