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The Field of Dreams movie site, rear, is seen as construction of a baseball field continues earlier this month in Dyersville, Iowa. The new field is scheduled to host an Aug. 13 game between the New York Yankees and White Sox.

Major League Baseball remains hopeful that its scheduled game at the Field of Dreams site near Dyersville, Iowa, will take place in August as scheduled.

Construction of a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark separated by a cornfield from the baseball diamond where the 1989 movie was filmed remains ongoing even as baseball prepares to play a shortened 60-game season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement Tuesday, Major League Baseball officials indicate they are proceeding with plans for the Aug. 13 game, although the originally announced match-up between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees may be altered.

"To date there has been no change in the status of the event, and we hope to have the option to play," MLB officials said in a statement. "Construction is continuing and we are following all CDC and state protocols regarding recommended safety practices, including social distancing, washing hands and temperature checks before arriving to the site."

The statement initially sent to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network went on to say that safeguarding public health remains a top priority of the league.

"We are monitoring ongoing events and plan to remain as flexible as these circumstances demand," it concluded.

Major League Baseball has not yet released its revised schedule for the 2020 season but has indicated that more games between division and geographical rivals will be part of the shortened season.

No tickets for the general public have ever been placed on sale for the game.

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