Wrigley Field designated as National Historic Landmark

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JULY 03: In an aerial view from a drone, Wrigley Field is seen prior to summer workouts on July 03, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Wrigley Field has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Chicago Cubs announced Thursday.

“Wrigley Field has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, affirming its significance to the city of Chicago, professional sports and American history and culture. A Hall of Fame recognition that will preserve the Friendly Confines for generations of fans to come,” the team said in a tweet.

Cubs’ ownership applied for the federal status seven years ago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The iconic ballpark was originally named Weeghman Park. It was built in 1914 and officially named Wrigley Field in 1926.

NewsNation affiliate WGN contributed to this report.

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