A vandal has caused thousands of dollars in damages to an iconic baseball field by driving a vehicle across the site. Workers at the Field of Dreams (created for the 1989 Kevin Costner movie), discovered the damage Tuesday morning owner Denise Stillman said.
According to a post on the Field of Dreams Movie Site Facebook page, an unknown vandal drove a vehicle across the field, creating deep gashes in the outfield and damaging a sprinkler system. Because of a recent rainstorm, the damage was especially severe thanks to the soft soil.
Stillman says workers are still trying to asses the costs of the damages, and that repairs will continue through the summer. Opening day is scheduled for Apr. 1st and site managers say they hope to have it repaired in time.
A GoFundMe has been established to help the owners repair and protect the field.
On the morning of Jan 23, 2018, we found your beloved Field of Dreams Movie Site ball diamond destroyed by truck tire damage. Many areas of the turf had been ripped up with potential damage to the refurbished irrigation system. This campaign will fund those repairs and install a security system to help protect this magical baseball shrine for the 100,000 visitors each season worldwide to enjoy.
So far, they've raised just shy of $3,000 on a $15,000 goal. You can donate to the effort by clicking here.