'Field of Dreams' fans have donated more than $7,500 after vandals damaged the field
By: Nick Schwartz
The owner of the iconic Field of Dreams site in Dyersville, Iowa, is hoping to raise $15,000 to repair the field after vandals drove a car across the diamond and caused considerable damage to the field. The field serves as a major tourist attraction in the area, and is visited by 100,000 people each year.
Via the Telegraph Herald:
"[Owner Denise] Stillman said a damage assessment still is underway, but she anticipates repairs will cost thousands of dollars."
Someone who is disturbed had some agenda to damage the field," Stillman said.
"It's upsetting."Al Steffen, the site's field manager, said he was called out to the scene in the morning to inspect the damage."
There are gashes up to four inches deep in the outfield," Steffen said. "Whoever did it was really able to dig in."
Stillman launched a GoFundMe page with a goal of $15,000, and more than 200 donors had raised nearly $8,000 as of Thursday morning.