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'Field of Dreams' Damaged by Vandals

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By    |   Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 08:47 AM

Iowa's "Field of Dreams" baseball field was damaged after a vandal drove a vehicle onto the field, carving deep tracks into the rain-soaked field earlier this week.

Al Steffen, the field manager for the site in Dyersville, told Fox News on Wednesday that the damage was discovered by workers reporting for duty early on Tuesday morning.

This is not the first time that the field, which provided the backdrop to the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Costner, has been targeted by vandals.

However, Steffen noted that "it's never been this severe," describing how the vehicle tore deep gashes up to four inches deep into the center and left field.

In addition to the grass being destroyed, Steffen told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald that the field's sprinkler system may have also been damaged but a final assessment could only be done once the seasons had changed.

"We need to wait until the spring to figure out how much we're going to need to tear up," said Steffen.

There are no security cameras monitoring the field so officials have limited information regarding the vandals and, although police have been notified, it will be up to the owners of the field to foot the bill.

In an effort to generate money to pay for the repairs and to install a new security system, a GoFundMe page has been set up with the target of raising $15,000.

Depending on the full extent of the damages, repairs may take place throughout the summer but the field will remain open to the public as "a lot of people travel (from) all over the world to come see the Field of Dreams, and they don't always check Facebook to make sure we are open," Stillman told the Dubuque Telegraph.

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