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Wade Boggs buys 'Field of Dreams' baseball site

January 03, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • The former film set for the movie Field of Dreams is a tourist stop in Dyersville, Iowa.
The former film set for the movie Field of Dreams is a tourist stop in Dyersville,… (Los Angeles Times )

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."

There was no immediate comment from Boggs about the purchase. But he has to put in a chicken dinner restaurant, doesn't he?

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