Field of Dreams movie site bought by venture led by baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas
DYERSVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) - One month after the Field of Dreams movie site hosting the first Major League Baseball regular-season game in Iowa, new ownership is coming to the property, just outside of Dyersville.
Former Chicago White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas is leading a group called This is Heaven. The current ownership, Go The Distance Baseball, announced the sale on Thursday morning. Terms of the transaction are not public.
The iconic movie site hosted its first Major League Baseball game this summer between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. Plans are already in place for another game to be played at the site next season.
Go the Distance Baseball is owned by the Denise M. Stillman Trust by This is Heaven, LLC, which is a venture between Frank Thomas and Chicago area real estate developer Rick Heidner.
Thomas is expected to serve as chief executive officer, while Dan Evans, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will serve as chief operating officer.
“We are excited to lead the future development and expansion of the Field of Dreams in a collaborative spirit with our neighbors and government officials,” Thomas added.
The Field of Dreams was named “Ballpark of the Year” earlier this month.
Go The Distance purchased the movie site in 2012 and has expanded the number and variety of events at the Field of Dreams, culminating in the August 2021 game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees.
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