CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- There's good news for baseball fans, as the "Field of Dreams" game has been officially rescheduled for next year.
MLB at Field of Dreams will feature the White Sox playing Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa on Aug. 12 in a game televised on Fox, MLB announced Monday. Plans will remain contingent upon the status of public health next summer, and the feasibility of ticket availability will be evaluated in the months ahead.
The White Sox and Yankees had been set to play in Dyersville this past August before the coronavirus pandemic cut the season to 60 games. At that point, the Cardinals replaced the Yankees as the White Sox’s opponent, but the game ended up getting called off at that location due to health concerns.
MLB at Field of Dreams will mark the first MLB game ever held in the state of Iowa and will be played at the fan favorite tourist destination where the 1989 movie was filmed. MLB built a temporary ballpark adjacent to the movie site, with a potential capacity of up to 8,000 fans.
The White Sox are coming off a breakout 35-25 season that ended with a loss to the Athletics in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Yankees went 33-27 and fell to the Rays in the American League Division Series.