How the Reds and Cubs will get to the Field of Dreams on gameday

The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs will get VIP treatment on their way to Dyersville for this year’s Major League Baseball game at the “Field of Dreams” movie site.

The teams will get a police escort for their Thursday, Aug. 11 games played in the specially constructed stadium located near the Dyersville diamond that was the central part of the 1989 film.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our teams to come and play,” said Jeremiah Yolkut, the vice president of global events for Major League Baseball.

It’s not an easy task to get the teams into the small Dubuque County town and into the stadium surrounded by farmland. But MLB accomplished it last season with no complaints when the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees played at the site.

So MLB will implement a similar plan with the help of local law enforcement and officials from the Dubuque airport. The Cubs and Reds will fly into Dubuque the day of the game and bus to the park for what should be about a 40-minute commute. The police escort will help them navigate through traffic.

“I think this brings us back to our minor-league bus days when we’re traveling for eight hours, 10 hours a night going from one city to the other, like going from Omaha to Oklahoma,” said Reds infielder Kyle Farmer.

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