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'Field of Dreams' site in eastern Iowa sold

Kevin Costner appears in a scene from the film, 'Field of Dreams.' (Universal Pictures)

October 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The eastern Iowa site made famous by the movie "Field of Dreams" has been sold.

The owners of the property said they have accepted an offer from a company called Go the Distance Baseball LLC.

The company said it will preserve the site's legacy by developing a baseball and softball complex.

The family who owns the land put it up for sale last year. They were asking for $5.4 million, but an actual purchase price was not disclosed.

The parcel includes the two-bedroom house, baseball diamond, six other buildings and 193 acres - mostly cornfields - from the movie.

The film, released in 1989, was based on the book "Shoeless Joe" by W.P. Kinsella and starred Kevin Costner. The site has been a popular tourist destination ever since.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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