Don and Becky Lansing who are owners of the famous property, which was featured in the 1989 film with Kevin Costner “The Field of Dreams” said they have accepted an offer from Mike and Denise Stillman of “Go the Distance Baseball LLC”who will develop the site near Dyersville as a baseball and softball complex. No word on what the final cost was.
“We worked hard to maintain its wholesome allure, and our success says a lot about our nation’s love affair with its national pastime,” Becky Lansing said in a statement. “It truly is a special place.”
The land has been in Don Lansing’s family since 1906. The couple put the property up for sale at $5.4 million in May 2010. The parcel includes the two-bedroom house, baseball diamond, six other buildings and 193 acres – mostly cornfields – from the movie.
“We understand the impact that demographics, market trends and the economy will have on baseball and those who love the game in the next decade,” Denise Stillman said. “… We are thrilled to continue the `Field of Dreams’ legacy.”
I’m amazed that the piece of property hasn’t sold prior to this, but it is a slight disappointment as it really had become quite the landmark and tourist attraction.