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'Field Of Dreams' Site For Sale In Iowa

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'Field Of Dreams' Site For Sale In Iowa

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'Field Of Dreams' Site For Sale In Iowa

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In the movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner's character makes a baseball field out of a corn field after a voice tells him: "If you build it, he will come." Don and Becky Lansing own the land in eastern Iowa where Universal Studios built the field for this movie. Nearly 200 acres are for sale.

LYNN NEARY, Host:

Greece's debt crisis is testimony to the dangers of living large without regard to consequences. But taking big risks to follow your dreams is a storyline that crops up a lot in this country. The 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" is a classic in that vein.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Kevin Costner's character throws financial worries to the wind and plows his Iowa cornfield to build a baseball diamond. The ghosts of baseball greats appear from the rows of corn to play. And James Earl Jones' character makes his case for keeping the field.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "FIELD OF DREAMS")

MONTAGNE: (As Terence Mann) People will come, Ray.

MONTAGNE: (As Mark) You're broke, Ray. You sell now or you'll lose everything

MONTAGNE: (As Terence Mann) The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. It reminds us of all that once was good - and it could be again.

MONTAGNE: And the people came. But now, it's time for the real owners of that field to retire.

NEARY: Don and Becky Lansing own the land in eastern Iowa where Universal Studios built the field for this movie. Nearly 200 acres are for sale. The land includes a two-bedroom house and, of course, the baseball diamond - which is a tourist destination now.

MONTAGNE: $5.4 million.

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