The Field of Dreams movie house sold in October of 2011. It was listed for 5.4 million and the sold price is undisclosed. Who doesn’t remember the wrap around porch real movie house, or know the lines from the movie “If you build it, he will come” and “Go the distance.” It’s Friday and time to do a TV & Movie house post, but today’s will be shorter than normal.
I can’t think of Iowa without thinking of this movie. After the movie came out and was on TV, my husband and I were visiting his mother and we wanted to watch the movie one night, but his mom did not want to watch stating “I don’t want to watch a movie about baseball.” We tried to tell her it was not just about baseball, to no avail. We have enjoyed watching this movie together many times over the years and we are often reminded about how his mom did not want to watch it and why. Ironically, my mother-in-law, who used to live elsewhere, now lives in Iowa.
So what is happening with the house and the property now that it’s sold?
The Field of Dreams house owners sold their iconic house to “Mike and Denies Stillman, who assembled a group called Go the Distance Baseball L.L.C., borrowing a line from the movie.” The Stillman’s, who are from Oak Park, Illinois and are baseball fans plan to build an “All Star Ballpark Heaven” with the help of the head groundskeeper for the White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field. The complex is expected to open in 2014. – NYTimes. The original baseball diamond will be preserved and about a dozen other fields along with a training dome will be built on the 193-acre property. – Chicago Tribune.
Go to The Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, and Chicago Tribune to read more about the Field of Dreams movie house and property.
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