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"Field of Dreams" site developers turn to crowd for funding

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The developers of All-Star Ballpark Heaven are asking for the public's financial support.

All-Star Ballpark Heaven is a 24-field youth baseball and softball tournament facility set for construction adjacent to the Field of Dreams movie site outside Dyersville.

Major investors such as actor Matthew Perry and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs have already signed up, but Denise Stillman, president and CEO of development group Go the Distance Baseball LLC, said they need more cash.

This month, Go the Distance Baseball launched a crowdfunding site for the project through a site called Indiegogo.

People can receive perks based on the amount they donate. $25 will get you two tickets to the facility's groundbreaking ceremony. Donate $500 and get your name on a brick at the complex. The highest tier is $10,000, at which point the donor would receive a sleepover for six people in the house from the film.

According the site, Stillman is aiming to raise $950,000 by Dec. 19. As of Wednesday evening, the site had raised $1,245.

Stillman said the money will go toward the "finishing touches" of the architectural and engineering plans. She said the grading plans are already done and they're just waiting now to break ground.

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