A popular celebrity softball game held at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville will not take place in 2021.
Officials announced that the “Team of Dreams” event won’t take place this year, but is expected to resume again in 2022. Prior to 2020, the softball game was held annually at the movie site and featured former Major League Baseball players, other retired athletes and a wide range of celebrities.
Keith Rahe, president and CEO of Travel Dubuque, which organizes the event, said lingering concerns over COVID-19 prompted the event’s cancellation. In past years, the game and accompany events involving its participants have drawn around 5,000 attendees from all parts of the country.
Rahe emphasized that multiple other events planned at the movie site will continue as planned, including the Aug. 12, 2021 Major League Baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.
A lineup of events surrounding that MLB game, collectively referred to as Beyond the Game, is also expected to take place on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. A press release issued by Team of Dreams and Beyond the Game noted that a movie night, outdoor concert and more are being planned with input from area health professionals and leaders to develop a “COVID conscious environment.”