It's official: Cubs to play Reds in 2022 Field of Dreams
|Friday, August 20, 2021, 4:51 PM-|
Major League Baseball and Universal Pictures today officially announced that baseball will return to Field of Dreams next season, when the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs will play a regular season game in Dyersville, Iowa on Thursday, August 11, 2022. MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO in 2022 will mark the second installment of the event, following the dramatic contest played last Thursday between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees in the first-ever Major League game played in Iowa at the iconic movie location from Field of Dreams by Universal Pictures.
FOX, which delivered nearly six million viewers for the inaugural game last week, will once again provide exclusive national coverage of MLB at Field of Dreams, which will be a Reds home date, with the Thursday game followed by a Friday off-day before the Clubs resume their three game-set at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Saturday. MLB at Field of Dreams will also be presented for a second time by GEICO and will be a part of the GEICO Summer Series.
“The Cincinnati Reds are excited to be part of MLB at Field of Dreams in 2022,” said Phil Castellini, Reds President & Chief Operating Officer. “Following the outstanding presentation of last week’s inaugural game between the White Sox and Yankees, it’s an honor to represent Reds Country as the home team in next year’s game.”
“We are honored to be selected for the second edition of MLB at Field of Dreams,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “Given our long-standing affiliation with the Iowa Cubs and the fact the state is in our home television territory, the Cubs enjoy an incredible following in Iowa. We look forward to playing in front of our Iowa fans and expanding on the amazing success of the first Field of Dreams game.”