Field of Dreams Movie House

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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.

The movie house from Field of DreamsI 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.

Is this heaven Field of Dreams“Is this heaven?”  We go to Iowa to visit her and other relatives and it’s a bit of heaven there for sure.

So what is happening with the house and the property now that it’s sold?

The Field of Dreams propertyThe 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 ReporterNew York Times, and Chicago Tribune to read more about the Field of Dreams movie house and property.

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  1. Hi Bill, my mother-in-law is now gone and she was one that was not able to understand the true meaning of the movie. I am not under the impression that the new owners want to commercialize the Field of Dreams site, but the residents are wise to keep an eye on its progress. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

  2. Good stuff, Sue. Tell your mother-in-law that the movie is 5% baseball and 95% about hopes, dreams, redemption, family, and second chances. If all she’s seeing is baseball, she needs to watch the movie again. The new owners actually closed on the Field of Dreams property on December 28, 2012. Local residents have organized a group called the RAAC and are putting up a spirited fight to prevent over-commercialization of the area. So for now, major construction has not occurred. I have not jumped heavily into the fray, but if you’re a Field of Dreams fan, you can learn more at my Pinterest site (Field of Dreams Iowa), or by going to my website (Field of Dreams Iowa dot com). Go the distance! 🙂

  3. I love this movie and the house. Sorry I have not stopped by lately. Been buried in a to-do list and sick children.

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