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Field of Dreams ticket lottery begins Friday
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Field of Dreams ticket lottery begins Friday

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The diamond where the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play next month is in the background behind the ball field used in the Field of Dreams movie in this photo taken in May.

Looking to get your hands on tickets to Major League Baseball’s game at the "Field of Dreams" movie site next month?

The combination of having an Iowa zip code and some luck could create that opportunity.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that a limited number of tickets for the first-ever regular-season major-league game to be played in the state of Iowa will be made available through a ticket lottery.

Winners will have the chance to purchase tickets for the Aug. 12 match-up between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, a game that will be played at an 8,000-seat facility adjacent to the iconic "Field of Dreams" movie site near Dyersville, Iowa.

In order to give fans a chance to be part of the unique event, Major League Baseball established a lottery system to determine who gets a chance to purchase one of the game’s most highly sought-after tickets of the season.

Registration for the lottery begins at 9 a.m. on Friday and will run for one week, until Friday, July 23, at noon.

Eligibility is limited to individuals with an Iowa zip code, and only one entry will be allowed per person. Entries are limited to fans age 18 and older.

Winners will be chosen through a random drawing scheduled to take place on or about Aug. 1, and winners will be notified on Aug. 2.

Individuals who win the lottery will be allowed to purchase up to two tickets and one parking pass for the game, which is scheduled to be nationally televised by Fox.

The first pitch for the event, billed as MLB at Field of Dreams, is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with parking gates opening at 2 p.m. and ballpark gates opening one hour later.

MLB did not indicate how many tickets will be available or what the tickets will cost.

Further information on how to register for the lottery is available at

The match-up between the Yankees and White Sox was originally scheduled to be played on the temporary field built to MLB standards in 2020, but was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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