[youtube]sHTsQ9qePrQ[/youtube] Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come.The namesake field from the Field of Dreams feature film starring Kevin Costner has been put up for sale in Iowa. Many fans are concerned by the move, but field owners say its time for change.
The owners of the land are asking $5.4 million for the lot which includes a baseball diamond built for the Field Of Dreams movie. The field of dreams sits on a 193 acre lot that attracts an estimated over 60,000 people a year. Universal Studios built the famous baseball field next to a patch of corn on the land, which was used as a key part of the set for the 1988 filming of the movie.
Owner Becky Lansing believes that the memorable baseball field will be safe from the bulldozers, but it is up to the buyer to decide, reported the Des Moines Register.
“It's only about 3.5 acres. It's hard to imagine an owner wanting to do away with the field,” said Lansing.
The land itself is only valued at around $1,000,000, but the Becky Lansing and her husband Don seem to think that nostalgia for the Field of Dreams production adds to the value. The field is located near Dyersville, Iowa and there is no protection ordinance to stop a new owner from destroying the baseball diamond and bleachers from the film, if he were to so desire.
Field Of Dreams was released in 1989 and received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Picture.” The film has a metaphysical theme that includes the lead character Ray played by Costner getting direction from a supernatural voice. The voice leads him to build a baseball field that bridges the gap between Heaven and Earth, allowing deceased baseball legends to emerge from the corn field, and play ball.
The irony of the scenario is that a main plot line for the Field of Dreams movie involves Ray being forced by circumstance to sell the farm — all while his inner voice keeps encouraging him to push forward his dream of building a baseball field. The voice says “If you build it, they will come.”