RDG in the Media: Field of Dreams Movie Site Expansion
Architect’s Newspaper highlights efforts to expand the iconic Field of Dreams site and create a premier youth baseball and softball destination.
Go the Distance Baseball, LLC, the owners of the Dyersville, Iowa farm where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed are adding nearly 100 acres to the existing 190-acre property as part of a master plan set to include nine new fields for youth softball and baseball, team dormitories and a 104-room boutique hotel. These elements are slated for completion by the end of next year; future development phases through 2025 will include the construction of a 100,000-SF field house, RV park, outdoor concert amphitheater and jogging trails through the cornfields and a sprawling park designed to be inclusive for children and adult with disabilities. A permanent baseball stadium at the site is also a possibility further down the road at the expanded site, described as a premier youth baseball and softball destination for players, families, fans and tourists from around the world.
Go the Distance Baseball, which shifted ownership last summer after the site’s initial investors sold their controlling stake in the company, has tapped a consulting team led by RDG Planning & Design, along with local firms Origin Design and Conlon Construction, and Leopardo Companies to provide architectural, engineering, planning and construction services for the master plan’s development.