Wrigley Area, the longtime house of the Chicago Cubs, is anticipated to obtain federal landmark standing within the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations, in keeping with sources aware of the continued developments.
The Ricketts household, who’ve owned the Cubs since 2009, first filed the mandatory paperwork seven years in the past. Being granted federal landmark standing would offer entry to federal revenue tax credit on the foremost renovations performed lately on the 106-year-old ballpark.
The Ricketts household spent greater than $1 billion on the refurbishing of Wrigley Area, which included the addition of two electrical outfield scoreboards and the relocation of bullpens to beneath the bleachers from the enjoying subject.
In accordance with Jesse Rogers of ESPN, the paperwork filed in 2013 by the Ricketts has been approved by U.S. Secretary of the Inside, David Bernhardt.
“The historic significance of Wrigley Area is interwoven into our nation’s story and a key a part of what has grow to be America’s beloved pastime for over a century,” Bernhardt mentioned.
Nationwide Historic Landmarks are outlined as “buildings, websites, districts, buildings, and objects which were decided by the Secretary of the Inside to be nationally important in American historical past and tradition.”
Wrigley Area, the second oldest MLB ballpark in the US behind the equally iconic Fenway Park, beforehand achieved local landmark status in Chicago.