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Fenway
05-13-2010, 08:36 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2010/05/13/field_of_dreams_site_for_sale/

october23sp
05-13-2010, 08:38 PM
Wow, it is simply not worth 5.4 million.

akingamongstmen
05-13-2010, 08:56 PM
Playing catch there was an awesome experience. With 193 acres, a house and the field it may be priced accurately.

doublem23
05-13-2010, 09:34 PM
Playing catch there was an awesome experience. With 193 acres, a house and the field it may be priced accurately.

Not to mention its quite the little tourist trap.

WhiteSox5187
05-13-2010, 10:02 PM
Not to mention its quite the little tourist trap.

This is why it is worth so much. It's certainly a nice little piece of property but without the movie, it is not worth that much.

DumpJerry
05-14-2010, 12:19 AM
Been there a couple of times. Very nice destination. I hope the buyer preserves it.

samurai_sox
05-14-2010, 01:09 AM
Been there a couple of times. Very nice destination. I hope the buyer preserves it.

If I bought it I would have a Shoeless Joe statue put up. Even though the movie was fiction.

Iwritecode
05-14-2010, 12:48 PM
This is why it is worth so much. It's certainly a nice little piece of property but without the movie, it is not worth that much.

That's kinda the point. Any movie prop (which is essentially what this is) used in an actual movie is going to be worth a lot more than what it normally would be.

It could also be considered a business since they sell souvenirs there too.

mrfourni
05-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Don't sell the farm, Ray

Fenway
07-20-2010, 07:24 AM
Wow, it is simply not worth 5.4 million.

The Boston Globe visits Iowa to see how sale going

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/minors/articles/2010/07/20/couple_selling_fabled_field_hopes_its_not_living_i n_a_dream_world/

hawkjt
07-20-2010, 11:26 AM
Been there. It is cool. I have family in the area and am from Iowa and that part of the state was always particularly into baseball. Lots of catholic schools that had fall baseball and no football. Lots of town teams. Really is ingrained into the culture in that area.

I hope they find buyers who will not go heavily commercial. Keep it the same. The beauty is in its simplicity. No fricking water parks,please.

october23sp
07-20-2010, 01:34 PM
In this day and age even a rich person won't spend that kind of money on something simply because they liked a movie. If you are rich enough to buy it, you probably won't want to have to live in Iowa to keep it up and running as a nice tourist destination.

ChiSoxGal85
07-20-2010, 01:38 PM
it is very cool. I especially like that they let the kids play on the field, and didn't rope it off so no one could touch it. A few years back, my son and I stopped there on the way back from a baseball tournament in Kansas City. My son and a couple of his teammates had a really good time just goofing around on the field, hitting and shagging balls, and taking pictures.

I hope whomever buys it leaves it the same way. It's really neat.