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Legislative panel approves plan for 'Field of Dreams' site

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An Iowa panel has approved incentives for a $38 million expansion at the "Field of Dreams" movie site near Dyersville.

A House Economic Growth Subcommittee approved a 10-year exemption from state sales taxes on Tuesday. A spokesman for the investors in the project says they are not seeking any state funding and there's no risk to the state if the project fails.

There are plans to build 24 baseball diamonds and an indoor training facility to expand and preserve the site of the 1989 movie.

Supporters of the project say it would create nearly 1,000 jobs and reinforce the site as a tourist attraction.

The measure now goes to the full committee. The Senate is considering a similar measure.

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