Wrigley Field Designated National Historic Landmark
Wrigley Field, longtime home of the Chicago Cubs, has been designated a National Historic Landmark by Interior Secretary David L. Bernhardt. The designation will give the Ricketts family, who have spent about $1 billion in renovations to the 106-year-old stadium, access to federal income tax credits, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Cubs executive chairman Tom Ricketts said, “Wrigley Field is a special place in the hearts of generations of fans. That’s why, from our first day as owners, we committed to preserving Wrigley, which will now take its well-earned place in the lineup of American history and culture as a national treasure.”
National Historic Landmarks are defined as “buildings, districts, structures and objects that have been determined by the Secretary of the Interior to be nationally significant in American history and culture.” The only other current Major League Baseball stadium on the roster is Fenway Park in Boston.
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