Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Vandals strike at Iowa's 'Field of Dreams'

UPDATE: Crowdfunding campaign launched to repair, protect Dyersville movie site 'Field of Dreams' Park Vandalized by Vehicle; Damage Estimated to Be $15K
Nellie Chapman | 25 January, 2018, 02:55

Vandals have damaged Iowa's "Field of Dreams" by driving a vehicle through the field digging deep tracks in the middle of the baseball diamond and outfield.

"We can not fathom why a soul on this planet would desecrate this holy ground", the post said. We pray for whomever did this to our special place that they find peace in their hearts.

The baseball field from the 1989 Kevin Costner film "Field of Dreams" was damaged Monday night after someone drove through the wet turf, tearing it up, KWWL-TV reported.

"It's disappointing that this would happen at this time", Steffen said.

The crowdfunding campaign has a goal of raising $15,000, part of which also would be used to install a security system "to help protect this magical baseball shrine for the 100,000 visitors each season".

The baseball field from the movie "Field of Dreams" was vandalized on January 22, 2018, KWWL-TV reports.

The owner of the popular tourist attraction, Denise Stillman, told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald that the damage was discovered Tuesday morning.

Repairs to the site are expected to go through the summer, but the field will remain open.

The field is free to visit and draws as many as 70,000 people to the tiny town of Dyersville every year, according to the Los Angeles Times. "We'll just have to keep operating as is". All told, the damages could cost thousands of dollars to fix.

There are no security cameras on the field, so officials can't identify the vehicle used in the vandalism.