If you build it, they will come . . . or, at least 8,000 people will.
The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will play a regular-season game at the site where the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed in Iowa.
The game is happening on August 13th of NEXT year, and it’ll air on Fox.
Obviously, there’s not an actual stadium there among the cornfields . . . so a temporary, 8,000-seat ballpark will be built for the game. Construction will begin Tuesday.
The dimensions of the ballpark were not announced . . . but in some photos, it looks like the right-field wall will be broken up by windows to show the cornstalks behind them.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, quote, “I had heard little whispers about it . . . We’ll get [Kevin] Costner back to throw the first pitch. [And get] James Earl Jones to get a [catcher’s] mask.” It’s unclear if he’s serious about that.
MLB put out a video hyping the game, with Yankee Aaron Judge alongside old footage of Costner.