The Cubs went back to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks yet again today to seek approval for a new and presumably final plan for outfield signage in order for Wrigley Field to eventually land a spot on the National Registry of Historic Places. Today's visit with the Landmarks Commission marks the fourth time that Cubs leadership have formally presented their renovation plan for Wrigley Field to the city organization, and Crain's has reported that the commission has yet again given the Cubs' latest alterations the thumbs up.
The latest plan axes one sign from the left center field that was previously approved. Other tweaks include moving a smaller right field video sign slightly and moves the left field video board about 30 feet east from its originally planned location. In addition, it has been announced that Wintrust will become a major sponsor of the team, and the bank's name will adorn the large left field video board. The team's next step is to meet with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation in order to earn a spot on the National Registry of Historic Places so that the team can reap the benefits of a $75 million federal tax credit.
·Cubs win city approval for latest outfield sign plan [Crain's]
·Wintrust Will Be Cubs' Wrigley Jumbotron Sponsor [Bleed Cubbie Blue]
·Cubs Seeking Wrigley Field Historic Designation for Tax Break [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Wrigley Field coverage [Curbed Chicago]