Major League Baseball is coming to the Field of Dreams movie site next year.
The Chicago White Sox announced this morning that they will play the New York Yankees on Aug. 13, 2020, at the iconic Dyersville site.
A press release states that the teams will play “the first-ever Major League game in the Hawkeye State in a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark constructed in the corn on the Dyersville farm site where the classic film was shot.”
Presented by GEICO, the game will be broadcast nationally on FOX.
“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 in the release. “We look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa.”
Played on a Thursday, the game will be considered a White Sox home date, followed by a Friday off day before the two clubs resume their three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on that Saturday.
Construction on the small ballpark that will house the game will begin Tuesday, Aug. 13, exactly one year from the date of the game and a little more than 30 years from the release of the movie starring Kevin Costner and based on W.P. Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe novel.
This story will be updated.