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Kevin Costner

Rejected

'Field of Dreams' Offer

5/17/2010 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Kevin Costner was privately offered first dibs to buy the famous corn-filled property where he made "Field of Dreams" -- but Kevin turned it down.

kevin-costner-exThe owners of the 193-acre Iowa farm put the legendary field up for sale this week for $5.4 million -- but before it was offered to the public, we're told it was offered to Kevin ... twice!

According to former major league pitcher Ken Sanders -- the guy overseeing the sale -- Kevin got a crack at the place once last year, but decided to pass.  The owners reached out to KC again earlier this week ... but the actor still didn't seem willing to go the distance.

A rep for Costner didn't comment.

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Phreaky    

Kind of silly, I mean it's "movie memorabilia" but what would he do with it? They just thought they could get 5 million from him probably.

1585 days ago
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Amy    

Why would Kevin want it? Just because he made a movie there doesn't mean he would buy it.

1585 days ago
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Field of reams    

What the heck would kevin use it for anyway? Sounds like the owner is trying to milk it for it's fame, but nobody's biting, so he thinks Kevin's mr moneybags and will bail him out.

1585 days ago
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MrCrowley    

I wouldnt buy that land for that much money if it was in a movie like star wars or any movie for that matter.

1585 days ago
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Cutshaw    

What would Costner need a 193 acres of Iowa farmland for? The actual baseball field takes up what...? 2 acres?



That movie set made the owners money for years and now they're trying to shame Costner in dropping millions on the entire property? That's BS.

1585 days ago
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Carl    

Can't blame him. Why would he want to buy a movie location from 20+ years ago?

1585 days ago
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electriczipper    

nickolas cage is also interested in buying it..why ..who knows

1585 days ago
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Whitney    

I hate the tell you people but the 5.4 million isn't for the baseball field but for the farm land! Farm land in the midwest goes for Millions!

1585 days ago
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Cutshaw    

"I hate the tell you people but the 5.4 million isn't for the baseball field but for the farm land! Farm land in the midwest goes for Millions!"



So why haven't they been able to sell it?

1585 days ago
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electriczipper    

Costner is just waiting for them to throw in some bufflo so he can shoot "dancing with wolves part 2"

1585 days ago
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burmis    

He can't even build the Field for the Lake County Fielders in time, he ran out of money and changed locations, so our tickets are no good!

1585 days ago
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viper1st    

$5.4 million for 193 acres? That be $27,979.27 an acre or $.64 a sq ft - Even Costner smart enough not to pay premium for "blue sky" - 193 acres x $8,500 = $1.64 million

1585 days ago
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Guest    

Kevin, you've made the right decision!

1585 days ago
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hawkgirl    

The farm just went up for sale last week. The owners have been the ones holding on to it for over 20 years maintaining the property themselves. I think it was respectful for them to ask Mr. Costner first, then put it out there for public sale. It was one of his most popular movies of all time. Why not ask the actor? It might hold some sentimental value for him. Just so people know what 193 acres of farm land plus a century old farmstead and 6 or more out buildings in NW Iowa would typically go for you are probably looking at about 1.5-2 million. Farmland in Iowa right now goes from anywhere on the low side of around $3500/acre to the higher side of $60...00/acre. The farmland in that area is pretty decent and would tend to go on the higher side. The additional is obviously for the rights to also have a hot tourist spot (yes it still is).

1585 days ago
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crystal    

i heard they were selling the house but didnt have a listing price. out of curiosity, i found a local realtor and looked at prices in the area. There is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO way that these people will get close to that much even with its "historical" value. A house with 5 bed and 3 bath and 30 acres is under $200,000 in that market. The owmers are living in their own fantasy land!

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