WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF THE FIELD?
The dimensions of the ballfield are: 280 feet to right and left fields and 300 feet to the center corn. The infield is regulation size with a 60-foot pitching mound and 90-foot bases.
IS THIS CORN ALL SWEET CORN?
The corn planted around the Field is “field corn” which is either ground up as feed to animals or processed into human consumed sugars, flours, starch and ethanol. In this region corn is either exported down the Mississippi on barges, or sent to the ethanol plant in Dyersville. Sweet corn is a different variety. It typically doesn’t grow as tall and is a very small market relative to field corn. The corn is typically planted in May and harvested in October and a nearby farm family carefully plants the corn so each row faces the field.
WHAT FAMOUS BASEBALL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN TO THE FIELD?
Wade Boggs, Andre Dawson, Reggie Jackson, Ozzie Smith, Mark Grace, Vince Coleman
DO YOU HAVE HANDICAPPED PARKING?
We don’t currently have a parking lot with assigned handicapped parking. However you can usually get close to the field or talk to someone about holding space if necessary. Parking is not defined and our space is all grass or gravel.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD AND DRINK TO THE FIELD?
No. We currently have beverages and snacks available for purchase On-site. NO CARRY-INS are allowed. If you plan to drink alcohol at The Stretch, you will need your ID with you at all times. Underage drinking will NOT be permitted.
CAN I BRING MY OWN LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET TO THE FIELD OR EVENT?
Yes. We encourage you to bring your own chairs or blankets to hang out at the field as well as during all events.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Pets are allowed at the park with a leash however not allowed in the house, or at the event center. Service animals are allowed in the house for house tours.
CAN I SMOKE ON SITE?
No. Smoking is not permitted per State of Iowa law.