ACE 14U team will play New York team before White Sox play Yankees in Field of Dreams game
The kids are having their own dream game, New York vs. Chicago style, in the cornfields of Iowa.
Youth baseball teams from those cities will square off in an exhibition game called “A Dream Fulfilled” in Dyersville, Iowa on Aug. 11, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
The Chicago squad is a 14U team from the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) Program. It will take on a team from the New York based DREAM program the day before the Sox play the Yankees in the Field of Dreams game adjacent to the site of where the Field of Dreams movie starring Kevin Costner was made.
The players and coaches will attend the Sox-Yankees game, set to be the first Major League game ever held in Iowa, at a temporary ballpark with a potential capacity of up to 8,000 fans, on the following night, Aug. 12.
The Sox created the ACE program in 2007 with the goal of providing high-quality baseball instruction and leadership/mentorship opportunities to young athletes from Chicago’s underserved and inner-city communities.
The youth game will be televised on FS1 at 5 p.m.