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Why won’t MLB return to the Field of Dreams in 2023?

Fans will surely be disappointed by the news, but reports suggest that they won’t have to wait too long before baseball returns to the famed cornfield.

Why won’t MLB return to the Field of Dreams in 2023?
Michael ReavesAFP

Considering the unprecedented success of MLB’s ‘Field of Dreams’ games, one could be forgiven for being confused as to why the league won’t be holding one in 2023. That’s why we’ve taken a look at the reason why.

Construction commitments halt ‘Field of Dreams’ game in 2023

Former MLB icon and head of the venture that bought the ‘Field of Dreams’ baseball park, Frank Thomas recently explained why Major League Baseball won’t be returning to the iconic venue when 2023 rolls around. As baseball fans prepare for Thursday Reds vs Cubs game at the historic venue, many were saddened by the news. Thomas disclosed, however, that due to construction of a youth baseball and softball complex that will also have a hotel, scheduling a game in 2023 would be impossible. With that said, MLB’s faithful can rest easy as it remains all but certain, that games will return to the storied ball-park once the project is completed. “It’s a lot going on,” Thomas said on Wednesday. “They don’t want to come back if the stadium’s not prepared.” As things stand, construction will begin later this year.

2022′s ‘Field of Dreams’ game should be special

In what promises to be a game to remember, Major League Baseball will once again return to Iowa’s ‘Field of Dreams’ on Thursday with a matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. In a nod to the iconic 1989 film with the same name, both teams are expected to wear vintage uniforms when they go head-to-head. Last year’s edition saw record TV viewership, with the New York Yankees just getting the better of the Chicago White Sox in an incredibly dramatic game that ended 9-8. Remember, if you’re interested in watching the big game, things get off and running at 7:15 p.m. ET. You can find it on FOX or if you’d prefer to stream it you can do so with DirectTV.


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