Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is among a group that paid $3.4 million to Don and Becky Lansing for the 193-acre site that played host to the iconic baseball field in the movie "Field of Dreams."
"Certainly this is a momentous time for both Donnie and I," Becky Lansing said. "We have been preparing for this sale for a few years, and our family, including Donnie’s sister Betty Boeckenstedt, will continue to be a part of the movie site through the transition with the new owners and, likely, beyond."
The Dyersville, Iowa, site, which is mostly cornfields, also includes a two-bedroom farmhouse and one of the most iconic baseball fields in history.
According to the Dyersville Commercial, "the purchase will ultimately result in the erection of All-Star Ballpark Heaven, a youth baseball and softball complex that will ultimately feature 24 fields. Phase 1 of the project is to include the completion of 12 of the fields, along with a 60-team clubhouse, and is expected to be completed in 2014 in time for the tourney season."