(WFAN) - They're going to build it, and the Yankees and White Sox will come.
Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the two teams will meet on Aug. 13, 2020, on the farm site in Dyersville, Iowa, where the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" was shot. It'll be the first major league game ever played in Iowa.
The Yankees broke the news with a video posted on Twitter on Thursday morning that showed Aaron Judge taking the place of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.
"Hey, is this heaven?" Judge asks.
"No, it's Iowa," Kevin Costner's Ray Kinsella answers.
“As a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, Major League Baseball is excited to bring a regular season game to the site of Field of Dreams,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said, via MLB.com. “We look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa.”
Construction of a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark will begin Tuesday, exactly one year before the game is to be played. The game will be broadcast nationally on Fox.
It'll be the second year in a row the Yankees will have participated in a game at an unusal site. In June, they played the Red Sox in a two-game series in London.
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