(CBS) With the goal of winning a $75 million federal tax credit, the Cubs are hoping to garner approval to change their plan for outfield signs at the soon-to-be renovated Wrigley Field, trimming the number of proposed signs from seven to six and adjusting two video boards as well, according to Crain’s Chicago Business and the Chicago Tribune.
The Cubs will head back to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday for a meeting in which they will present the revised proposal. The commission previously approved seven signs in July.
The planned video board in right field would be reduced from 2,400 square feet to 2,200 square feet and moved closer to the right-field line, Crain’s reported. A left-field field video board will also be moved closer to the left-field foul pole, Crain’s reported.
The reasoning for adjusting the plan is so the Cubs can nab a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, Crain’s reported, which would make them eligible for the tax credit that the Tribune has reported to be worth $75 million. The renovation of Wrigley Field itself is projected to cost about $375 million.