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This March 6, 2012 photo shows the entrance to the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The town is considering a $38 million plan to turn the farmland around the famous cornfield diamond into a marquee destination for traveling youth baseball teams. While the plan could provide an economic jolt to the region, it also has unleashed an emotional battle as the town of 4,000 tries to decide if they should build it. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) --- Actor Matthew Perry is investing in a youth sports complex at an eastern Iowa farm where "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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