“If you build it, they will come” … but not if some vandals destroy one of cinema’s most iconic baseball fields. According to the Telegraph Herald, the Dyersville’s “Field of Dreams” movie site, located at the century-old Lansing family farm, was struck by vandals this week causing thousands of dollars of truck tire damage.
Owner Denise Stillman said they discovered the vehicular landscape damage Tuesday morning. Vandals had not only tore up the grass, but left four inch gashes in the outfield and damaged the sprinkler system. Stillman said they won’t know the extent of the damage until spring.
A GoFundMe has been set up to fund those repairs and install a security system to help protect the baseball shrine for the 100,000 that visit each year.
Since 1988, when Don Lansing signed the contract for the use of his farm for the filming of “Shoeless Joe,” the Field of Dreams movie site has entertained well in excess of 1 million visitors.