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ESPN: 'Field of Dreams' baseball complex gets go-ahead at movie site in Dyersville
Wish I'd had time to make the drive to Iowa when I was in the midwest this summer. Sounds like this area is never going to look the same again. It also seems like there are lots of positives with the new complex though.

'Field of Dreams' baseball complex gets go-ahead at movie site in Dyersville

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Supreme Court seems to agree with Kevin Costner that there's no better place to play baseball than on fields cut out of the corn.

The court on Friday cleared the way for a 24-field baseball complex at the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, upholding a lower court's decision that the City Council properly rezoned the property from agricultural to commercial.

The ruling came on an appeal by some Dyersville residents who sought to block the development of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven youth baseball and softball complex, fearing the complex would cause disruptions to surrounding farm operations and traffic, among other things.

The complex is to be centered on the site where "Field of Dreams," starring Costner, was shot. The movie was released in 1989 and has been embraced by people across the country, who connected with its story of a farmer who carved a baseball field out of his corn crop. Thousands of people make the drive to the small town about 140 miles northeast of Des Moines to run the bases at the baseball diamond and walk out to the cornfields that border the outfield.

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