In April, the blueprint for the project was made public. It revealed a lofty expansion to the beloved movie site, which included nine new fields, a 104-room hotel, an amphitheater capable of hosting outdoor concerts, a massive, 100,000-square-foot fieldhouse fit for youth sports, an RV park, jogging trails through the cornfields, and more.
Go the Distance Baseball COO Dan Evans stressed that none of the work being done for "Project Heaven" will impact the iconic field nor movie site, per the Telegraph Herald. There's a solid 70 to 85 acres of land that separates the famous ballfield from the construction of the aforementioned sports complex.
Evans added that the goal for the project's completion is 2025. The additional ballfields are the top priority at this time, for the plan is to have teams playing on them by summer 2023. Two grass fields and seven synthetic turf fields will be accessible via a to-be-developed road off of Dyersville East Road.
The other goal is making sure the spirit and magic of the original field stays in tact, despite the added glitz, glamor, and amenities.
The groundbreaking on the Field of Dreams project has been fast-moving ever since a new leadership group took over Go the Distance Baseball. A year ago this week, This is Heaven LLC, a venture led by Frank Thomas, purchased all the interest in the company. Plans for expanding the Field of Dreams movie site go back a decade, but they fell through due to one circumstance or another.
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