Chicago’s Wrigley Field granted top historic landmark status


CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Wrigley Field, the 106-year-old baseball shrine that’s the Chicago Cubs’ home, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the designation saying the ballpark has played a significant role in Chicago’s history and the history of professional sports.

He said in a statement that Wrigley Field “is interwoven into our nation’s story.”

The historic landmark status will give the Ricketts family, who own the Cubs and spent about $1 billion renovating the ballpark, access to federal income tax credits on the “1060 Project” that started at the end of the 2014 season.

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