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The Cubs are opening a team Hall of Fame at Wrigley Field

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And, premiering a film about the ballpark renovation.

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For many years, ever since the renovation and restoration of Wrigley Field was announced, I had hoped the Cubs would open a Hall of Fame at the ballpark.

I am pleased to tell you that this is happening. Thursday evening, the Cubs are hosting an event, which season-ticket holders will be able to attend, premiering a documentary film called “Saving Wrigley Field” that will be shown on the video board at 6 p.m.

Prior to that, STH will have a chance to walk through a new Cubs Hall of Fame at the ballyard. This is all part of a Wrigley Field Rededication event, in which the Cubs will unveil two new plaques under the Wrigley Field Marquee — a plaque to commemorate Wrigley Field’s official designation as a National Historic Landmark and a plaque to commemorate the Ricketts family’s commitment to preserving Wrigley Field.

There will be an inaugural “class” for the Hall of Fame announced at this event Thursday evening, though there is not yet information on who will be included in this class.

Season-ticket holders were asked to make reservations to this event a couple of weeks ago, and I did so and am planning to attend. I’ll report back on what I see after the event.