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Matthew Perry's Field Of Dreams Is A Nightmare For Local Farmers!

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matthew perry field of dreams project bothers local iowa farmers

Matthew Perry has a dream! A Field of Dreams that is!

The former Friends actor recently became involved with the Go The Distance Baseball group, an organization that bought the rights to the baseball field from Kevin Costner's famous flick back in 2011. Now, they're looking to build another diamond next door to host training camps and tournaments for national youth baseball!

Sounds like a great idea, right?

Well apparently the local farmers are worried that if they build it, people will come!

The Residential & Agricultural Advisory Committee in Dubuque County, Iowa have expressed major concerns as they believe the traffic brought in from the project will bring in noise pollution and make it difficult to do their jobs.

The group even sent a letter to Matt simply stating:

"It is no exaggeration to say that our very way of life is at risk."

We can definitely see where both sides are coming from. It sounds like the local kids can benefit from the project, but the farmers shouldn't have to change their daily routine to work around construction or tourism.

Hopefully the two sides can come to some sort of agreement that works for everyone, because it sounds like a good idea to us!

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7 comments to “Matthew Perry's Field Of Dreams Is A Nightmare For Local Farmers!”

  1. 1

    the last thing we need is more fucking corn farmers…we have enough corn and it's ruining our fucking lives and bodies…GET A MODERN WAY OF LIFE, IT'S NOT THE 1900S ANYMORE…

  2. Avatar says – reply to this


    I hope matthew perrys plan works he deserves it

  3. 3

    Re: The Eric – OK. Give them a new job, then.

  4. IowaGirl says – reply to this


    Yes, Perez is IS a good idea! The man behind the group against the project is a wannabe filmmaker David Blanchard who visited the site last summer. He lives in LA & has no connection to Iowa! He is stirring the pot for no good reason. Thank you.

  5. ROlson says – reply to this


    Perez…there are no plans to get rid of the Field of Dreams movie site which is a tourist attraction. The previous owners are older people who sold it to a young Chicago couple, who want to promote youth baseball & the Field of Dreams site. They, as well as the investors are being unfairly vilified. David Blanchard is fanning the flames & exploiting some of the local farmers for his own benefit. Its ironic that the story of the movie deals with the cornfield owner(Costner) wanting to build a baseball field even though some disagree with him. The owners of FOD are in a similar position as Ray(Costner). Mr Blanchard has misrepresented himself to the news media as a "Hollywood insider?" His occupation is actually editing movie trailers…hardly an "insider."

  6. 6

    The All-Star Ballpark Heaven developers, responsible for viciously suing local farmers who were merely standing up for their First Amendment rights as citizens, are finally buckling to public pressure that this development has and will harm the community of Dyersville, Iowa! These developers are anticipated to be leaving the state of Iowa in the very near future. Power to the people over abusive, big city money-mongers!

    If you'd prefer to know the facts as opposed to what people who are only interested in money have to say, please visit:

  7. jk says – reply to this


    It is not one baseball diamond - it's 24. It will not benefit local kids - it's for travelling teams who will pay $$$$ for a week of play. This article if grossly simplified - there's more than a year's worth of contracts, meetings, lawsuits, etc involved here.