Someone Vandalized ‘Field of Dreams’ Ballpark; Public Steps Up To Pay For Repairs (PIC)


I wouldn’t think that Field of Dreams has the sort of die-hard fans that would fork over hard-earned cash to help any cause relating to the movie almost 30 years later, but…here we are.

Recently, vandals drove a car over the famed field in Dyersville, Iowa, causing an estimated $15,000 in damages.

The site hosts over 100,000 tourists per year, and fans of the locale were quick to pitch in hoping to cover the costs of repairs.

From the local Telegraph-Herald newspaper:

“[Owner Denise] Stillman said a damage assessment still is underway, but she anticipates repairs will cost thousands of dollars.

“Someone who is disturbed had some agenda to damage the field,” Stillman said. “It’s upsetting.”

Al Steffen, the site’s field manager, said he was called out to the scene in the morning to inspect the damage.

“There are gashes up to four inches deep in the outfield,” Steffen said. “Whoever did it was really able to dig in.”

Thus far, the project’s GoFundMe page has raised $8,000 of its $15,000 goal from 200 donors.

Hat Tip – [FTW]

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