Dyersville right back to work for next Field of Dreams game
It’s been confirmed the Chicago Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds next August in the second Field of Dreams Major League baseball game in northeast Iowa. Dyersville Chamber of Commerce executive director, Karla Thompson, says they are pleased that everything went well in the first game. The event drew praise from across the country. “What’s really heartfelt is the people who have move away, or maybe they live in another state and they keep saying ‘Iowa proud, I’m proud to be an Iowan, I’m proud to be a Dyservillian,’ that’s my hometown type of thing,” Thompson says. “That really makes you feel good.” And now they are at work preparing for the next game. “We are so excited, we are receiving calls right now as we speak ‘where do I get tickets, whose going to be playing,’ we are getting all sorts of calls on that. We can just feel the anticipation and excitement building,” she says. With all the publicity the game received on social media and through the national broadcast it’s was anticipated that tourist traffic in Dyersville and the Field of Dreams movie site would pick up. Thompson says the impact didn’t take long to kick in.