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Man who played vital role in building "Field of Dreams" saddened by vandalism

The baseball diamond was driven on, leaving deep gashes in the grass and damage to the sprinkler system.

Posted: Jan 25, 2018 9:03 AM
Updated: Jan 25, 2018 11:42 AM

KIMT News 3 - A historic baseball field that attracts thousands of people every year has been vandalized.
Workers at the "Field of Dreams" in Dyersville found the damage Tuesday morning, according to owner Denise Stillman.
The field was created for the movie "Field of Dreams," starring Kevin Costner.
The baseball diamond was driven on, leaving deep gashes in the grass and damage to the sprinkler system.
We spoke to Mike Fleming - who is from Dubuque and also played a vital role in building the Field of Dreams - and he says can't believe someone would damage the famous site.
Fleming says, "It brings people from not only the tri-state area but all over the country and all over the world. People come and see this field that was built. For somebody to recklessly come out to the field and do figure 8's and ruin the field, I was saddened by it."
He adds, "It has a lot of great memories for me and I'd like to continue to have the opportunity for my children, grandchildren and my students to go and see the beauty of the Field of Dreams."
Fleming says he also teaches his students about the history of the Field of Dreams at the end of the school year.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help raise money for the repairs to the field and a security system.

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