Now there will be 24 Fields of Dreams at iconic Iowa site

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Credit: Associated Press

Credit: Associated Press

They got the OK to build it. Now they will come to play — in droves.
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The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for a 24-field baseball complex at the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, upholding a lower court's decision that the City Council properly rezoned the property from agricultural to commercial.

Some residents tried to block development of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven youth baseball and softball complex. They were concerned the complex would increase traffic and disrupt surrounding farm operations, The Associated Press reported.
The complex is to be built on the site where the 1989 film, “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, was shot.
The Iowa Supreme Court relied on its rulings in previous cases to side with the City Council, saying the council's rezoning decision did not weigh the legal rights of one party versus the other, the AP reported.

"The council weighed all of the information, reports, and comments available to it in order to determine whether rezoning was in the best interest of the city as a whole," Justice Bruce Zager wrote.

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