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“Field of Dreams” property in Iowa sold by Lansing family

Oct 30, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

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“Don’t sell the farm, Ray.”

That’s what the character Mark tells Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams,” after seeing Shoeless Joe (or his spirit or whatever) for the first time. Well, get this:

According to the Associated Press, via SI.com, the property in Iowa on which that Kevin Costner-starred baseball flick was shot has been sold to a company called Go the Distance Baseball LLC.

Its original owners — Don and Becky Lansing — put the house, baseball diamond and surrounding farm land up for sale in May of 2010 at a $5.4 million asking price. The final sale amount was not disclosed.

Go The Distance Baseball, as you might imagine, plans to preserve the set. It still attracts tourists.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Oct 30, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Go the Distance Baseball LLC. (in whispers): “If you sell it, we will buy it.”

  2. baseballstars - Oct 31, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    If the field is ever threatened under new ownership, may I suggest all baseball fans organize for an Occupy Corn Fields movement.

    • skids003 - Oct 31, 2011 at 8:11 AM

      Yeah, then maybe the “Occupy” protesters would have an idea about what they are protesting about.

  3. txnative61 - Oct 31, 2011 at 3:45 AM

    “If you let us use your farm for a movie, you will make millions.”

  4. jgifford25 - Oct 31, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    It should be noted that your only getting half of the baseball diamond. The neighbors to the west own the other half. There has been much contention over the years between two owners.

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