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Field of Dreams for Sale 5.4 million
Will the Ghost Return?
Early May 13, 2010, the Lansing Family announced that the FIELD OF DREAMS movie site has been placed on the market.
"We love the land and the field, but it is time for us to head to the locker room,” says Don Lansing, whose family has owned most of the property for over a century. When Universal Studios picked the site more than 20 years ago, the site was located on Lansing’s farm and that of the Ameskamp Family. The Lansing Family unified the properties back in 2007.
Millions of visitors have made the trek through the picturesque Eastern-Iowa vistas to the most-famous non-major league baseball diamond built. It took four days during the summer of 1988 to plow under a corn crop and landscape the site for the blockbuster movie, FIELD OF DREAMS, which starred Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.
18 years, the Field of Dreams Ghost Players performed their comedy routines, played exhibition games and interacted with the fans at the movie site. On September 30, 2007, the Ghosts played their last game on the field. Last year the team came out of retirement to perform at the Patriot Night at the Ballpark event at the nearby Dyersville Commercial Club ball park.
Filmmaker Joe Scherrman’s award-winning documentary GHOST PLAYERS: RELIVE THE MAGIC, showcases the sustaining beauty of the field and the essential spirit of the ball players who’ve graced the field. The companion book TRAVELS WITH GHOSTS AND OTHER TALES, shows many beautiful images of the field, including a shot of the movie's bleachers complete with a carved heart, said to have been done by Kevin Costner.
The site's asking price is 5.4 million and is being handled by real estate consultant Ken Sanders, a former major-league baseball star.