For Sale: Field of Dreams

$5.4M pricetag for Iowa landmark includes place in film history
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2010 2:55 PM CDT
For Sale: Field of Dreams
Ghost team player Jeremy Olberding of Dyersville, Iowa, plays catch with other Ghost team players at the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, July 20, 2005.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

For sale: 193 acres of Iowa farmland, worth about $1 million but priced at $5.4 million. For the extra money, you get a world-famous baseball diamond that attracts some 65,000 annual visitors, and maybe a bunch of ghosts. That's right—it's the property from Field of Dreams. "It's not a decision that comes lightly," Becky Lansing, who owns the property with her husband, Don, tells the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

The farm has been in the Lansing family for 104 years and gained the baseball field in 1988 when Universal was preparing to shoot the beloved 1989 movie. Under the terms of the sale, the new owners can do whatever they want with the property, but don't worry about Shoeless Joe emerging from the corn into a parking lot. "It's hard to imagine an owner wanting to do away with the field," Lansing tells the Des Moines Register.
(More Field of Dreams stories.)

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