The Ricketts family abandoned their desire for taxpayer assistance in the renovations long ago but were hopeful to get the credits in the form of the landmark status, which was approved by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt.
One of the fallouts of the whole announcement was people remembering that Chicago already had a National Historic Landmark in Soldier Field but it was stripped away when they did their remodeling and chose to install a spaceship inside the historic columns of Soldier Field.
Now well over 100 years old, regarded as one of the most important sports stadiums in the world, and a top historical destination for tourists, it seems pretty obvious to me that Wrigley Field is a landmark.
Originally known as Weeghman Park, it was renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.
Iconic Wrigley Field has been designated as a federal landmark status in the National Register of Historic Places.
"A Hall of Fame recognition that will preserve the Friendly Confines for generations of fans to come". That's why Carl Rice's leadership was so important throughout the course of updates that saw almost all of Wrigley's concrete replaced as part of a massive facelift that also included sweeping additions of modern amenities and premium clubs. "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". The move will give owners of the Chicago Cubs, the Ricketts family, access to federal income tax credits on the recently completed refurbishing of the 106-year-old ballpark. The family spent $1 billion to renovate the stadium with no direct tax dollars, according to Major League Baseball.
There are approximately 2,600 National Historic Landmarks across the country.