Field of Dreams has a special place in many baseball fans’ hearts. But for baseball fans who also happen to be former Major League Baseball players or TV stars, there’s a chance to turn that special place into something more substantial.
Matthew Perry of Friends fame is joining Go the Distance Baseball LLC, which has bought the property used in Field of Dreams. The plan is to turn the site into a haven for local youth baseball and softball. Perry isn’t the first big name to jump onto the project — Wade Boggs is also on board for what will be called All-Star Ballpark Heaven.
“Field of Dreams has always been one of my favorite movies, and having a chance to do just about anything with Wade Boggs is a dream come true for me,” Perry said in a statement, according to The New York Times. “I’m looking forward to helping make this a place where young ballplayers from all over the country can come and make their dreams come true, too.
“And, if we hear voices coming from the cornfields, we’ll be sure to follow any and all instructions.”
The film site will remain untouched, but the company plans to add 24 baseball fields and a clubhouse.
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