On Thursday, Hall of Famer and White Sox legend Frank Thomas was at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville to declare he and his business partners had purchased a controlling stake in the site.
“This is one hell of a destination,” Thomas, 53, said with a smile.
This is Heaven LLC, a company of Thomas and Chicago real estate developer Rick Heidner, purchased the interests in Go the Distance Baseball LLC, which had previously held ownership of the movie site and All-Star Ballpark Heaven, an organization that runs youth baseball tournaments and other events.
Thomas is expected to serve as CEO, while Dan Evans, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will serve as chief operating officer.
“We are excited to lead the future development and expansion of the Field of Dreams in a collaborative spirit with our neighbors and government officials,” Thomas stated in a statement.