A new field of dreams will be ready for play in Minot in about one month's time...
The field is for the Dreamcatcher's League in Minot...a baseball team formed for kids with disabilities.
For the last few years, games have been played on normal recreation softball fields -- but soon, thanks to tireless fundraising -- these kids will have a place to call their own.
This is what it looks like now at South Hill Complex where the field is being build...
Black top has been put down and landscaping complete in anticipation of the new field that will be put down in about five weeks.
When complete...this is what it will look like.
Artificial turf with no obstacles for wheelchairs to navigate.
Harvey Herslip says the anticipation level is high now that work has started.
(Harvey Herslip - Fundraiser for Field) "It is very nice. You can look at it and see where the dugouts will be, you can see where home plate will be and the outfield. It will be very nice when it is done."
The Dreamcatcher season ends today -- but Herslip says, once the field is finished...it will be tough to keep the kids off until next summer.
(Harvey Herslip - Fundraiser for Field) "If we get it done the first part of September we might be able to have a groundbreaking and maybe a game for opening ceremonies."
The total cost of the project is more than a quarter of a million dollars.