It's been a summer to remember for Moncton's Field of Dreams baseball team.

The program gives kids with cognitive and physical disabilities a place to play, and soon they’ll have a field of their own.

In May, the City of Moncton and the province both pitched in more than $160,000 for the construction of a completely accessible baseball field – the only one in the country east of Ottawa.

“I can't get over the joy and the pride that they show in playing,” said New Brunswick Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. “Whether it's sitting in a wheelchair, getting some help with batting, and having someone push them to first base.”

The field has been under construction since June. When it's finished, it will boast wheelchair accessible bleachers and dugouts, additional parking, and an artificial turf that will prevent more than a few scrapes when it comes to dramatic slides and catches.

“People like me fall a lot, so people won't get hurt as much,” said Field of Dreams player Nicholas Gauthier.

Since the initial announcement was made, Field of Dreams has also been awarded two more grants from the Blue Jays Care Foundation and President's Choice Children's Charity, combining for nearly $300,000 to go towards the project.

“It's really amazing,” said Field of Dreams player Brent Daborn.

With a little surplus in hand, the group is planning on swinging for the fences, looking at a potential second phase for the field.

“We also talked about potentially having a small seating area, picnic tables, all accessible, that's covered,” said Field of Dreams manager Charline Allain-Godin. “We threw around a playground, that's accessible with a rubberized surface, stuff like that.”

Allain-Godin says the ultimate dream is to turf the whole field, but that would come at a much higher cost. In the meantime, the players themselves are just happy to be able to bond as a team.

“You get to see people in wheelchairs, having fun, and we're teammates. That's what I love about baseball,” said player Nolan Dobbin.

The field is expected to be completed in early September, just in time for the team to celebrate the end of another successful season.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Cami Kepke.