Photos courtesy of the Lake County Fielders
The Lake County Fielders began as a Field of Dreams in Zion Illinois (complete with Kevin Costner taking ownership of the franchise), and ended as a Field of strewn about Nightmares. Kevin Costner's role with the team was to be mostly ceremonial for this brand new franchise in the independent  Northern League. Zion Illinois is strategically located off of I-94 at nearly the exact midpoint between Milwaukee and Chicago on the Illinois/Wisconsin border. Because of
this, the Fielders had the ability to grab the attention of both Brewers and Cubs fanbases alike. Unfortunately this temporary ballpark that the Fielders would be playing in for the 2010 season wasn't ready in time when the season began, so those Fielders would need to begin play at Carthage College's Augie Schmidt Field in Kenosha Wisconsin. The delay was a lot more than anyone anticipated and just getting this makeshift facility to open, kept the team waiting all the way until mid-summer when it finally opened on July 2nd 2010. It was an ominous sign of things to come...