‘If you build it, they will come’: Baseball fans flock to tiny Dyersville, Iowa for annual Field of Dreams MLB game, with Chicago Cubs taking on the Reds in picturesque cornfield made famous by iconic 1989 movie
- MLB Field of Dreams Game takes place on set of the iconic 1989 movie
- Fans and coaches enjoy the experience and often pose for pictures around field
- Last year’s game took place between New York Yankees and Chicago Whitesox
- Tickets are hard to come by for the game, with the stadium holding just 8,000
Major League Baseball played its highly-anticipated Field of Dreams game in tiny Dyersville, Iowa on Thursday, as the Chicago Cubs took on the Cincinnati Reds.
The game has become a fans’ favorite after MLB made the decision to host a game on the field inspired by the beloved movie ‘Field of Dreams’, released in 1989.
Both teams wore throwback uniforms for the game, with the players walking out from the cornfield to enter the field ahead of the first pitch.
The players were also clearly excited for the occasion, with many seen posing for pictures in the same manor as fans during pregame warmups and festivities.
Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds players walk onto the field before the Field of Dreams game
Chicago Cubs player Adrian Sampson makes his way through the famous rows of corn in Iowa
Adrian Sampson was another Cubs player who took the walk through the corn to the field
Chicago Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki appeared delighted to be posing in front of the corn
One of the most famed parts of the movie involves when legendary players finally walk out of the cornfields that sit beyond the outfield.
Not only do fans love seeing this but players familiar with the movie love reenacting this scene, envisioning themselves as one of those players from the famed movie.
MLB strategically capitalized on this aspect and made it the annual introduction to the game.
Cubs pitcher Michael Rucker (59) and bullpen catcher Garrett Lloyd (85) make their way out
Marcus Stroman poses for a photo before a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds
Players lineup in infield for the national anthem, inside a very different stadium to their usual
Tickets are also very hard to come by, with the capacity of the venue in Dyersville standing at just 8,000, with the initial first refusal going to local residents.
Some tickets were being resold earlier this week for a staggering $4,582 each, far higher than the average ticket price for a Cubs-Reds matchup.
In the game itself, the Cubs got off to an impressive start, taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, with no reply forthcoming from the Reds.
The iconic quote from the movie “Field of Dreams” adorns wall where spectators will enter
Thursday saw the second annual Field of Dreams game take place in tiny Dyersville, Iowa
Chicago would go on to extent the lead to 4-0 before Cincinnati put two runs on the board in the seventh inning.
Cubs pitcher Drew Smyly recorded the win after striking out nine batters in five innings of action, while Nick Lodolo was credited with the loss for the Reds.
The Cubs record now sits at 46-65 while the Reds record falls to 44-67. The teams sit third and fifth in the National League Central division respectively.
Fans walk past iconic quote from the 1989 Field of Dreams movie before watching the game
Fans pose for photos on the Field of Dreams movie set prior to the MLB regular season game