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The Major League Baseball (MLB) (US) teams New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play at a facility near to a property in Iowa where the shoot of the Hollywood flick ‘Field of Dreams’ took place.

‘The Deadline’ stated that both the teams will meet at Iowa on August 12th at a special temporary field near the property used in the ‘Field of Dreams’ film.

The fixture was postponed from its planned 2020 debut due to the global outbreak of coronavirus. The above matchup will mark the first MLB game in Iowa.

Fox will broadcast the game, starting with a pregame show at 5 pm Central time. The first pitch is set for around 6:15 PM CT. American sportscaster Joe Buck and former baseball pitcher John Smoltz will call the game, and American sportswriters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will serve as reporters. Members of the ‘Field of Dreams’ cast will also be on hand, with Sox and Yankees players sharing their thoughts on the movie.

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League East division.

The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League Central division.

‘The Deadline’ further stated that an 8,000-seat ballpark will host the game, which will feature a corn maze outside the park in the shape of MLB’s logo. It will be possible to hit a home run into the cornfield beyond the right field wall.

‘Field of Dreams’ is a 1989 film starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, and Burt Lancaster, the latter in his final film role. The film details Costner’s efforts to reconcile with his estranged father, aided in the efforts by baseball great Shoeless Joe Jackson and other deceased major leaguers, who advise, “If you build it, he will come”. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The Dyersville, Iowa field sits amid 159 acres of cornfields. The ballparks dimensions are standard major league, including 335 feet down the lines, 380 feet to the gaps and 400 feet to dead center. The White Sox will be the home team, thanks to the prominence of various past team members in the movie.

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