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The Field of Dreams game is back on. Tentatively.

Major League Baseball pushed the middle-of-a-cornfield showcase game featuring the White Sox and New York Yankees off the schedule this past summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, delaying the event until 2021 with the White Sox taking on a to-be-determined opponent.

That opponent, the league announced Monday, will be the Yankees after all. The game is tentatively set for Thursday, Aug. 12, to be played at the temporary stadium constructed at the "Field of Dreams" movie set in Dyersville, Iowa. Whether the game will end up being played or not, of course, is contingent upon the state of the pandemic come next summer.

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The game is hoped to be another one of the sport's showcase events, similar to the All-Star Game and the recently implemented London series, both of which were also cancelled during the shortened 2020 campaign.

The temporary stadium can seat 8,000 fans, though Major League Baseball said Monday "the feasibility of ticket availability will be evaluated in the months ahead."

But the White Sox, integral to the plot of the movie and an on-the-rise team Major League Baseball should be keen on showcasing to the rest of the country, remain involved.

 
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