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Matthew Perry invests in Field of Dreams youth complex

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 10:51 a.m. CDT

DYERSVILLE (AP) — Actor Matthew Perry is investing in a youth sports complex at an eastern Iowa farm where the movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed.

Go the Distance Baseball LLC announced Wednesday that the “Friends” star is part of a group of investors that includes Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs.

It’s unclear how much Perry is contributing to the project. A Go the Distance spokeswoman behind the All-Star Ballpark Heaven says the actor approached them after the 1989 movie site’s sale was announced.

Go the Distance plans to transform the state landmark into a 24-field youth baseball and softball tournament complex. The first tournament games are scheduled for 2014.

The project’s groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled for May. Perry is expected to attend.

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