Cubs' new logo celebrates 100 years at Wrigley
Club will wear patch on home uniforms throughout 2016 season
CHICAGO -- The Cubs on Thursday released a logo that will be used during the 2016 season to commemorate the team's 100 years of playing at Wrigley Field. The design features a version of the team's 1916 logo in modern colors. It will be on a patch on the Cubs' home uniforms throughout the upcoming season.
Fans will be able to purchase officially licensed memorabilia with the logo beginning this offseason.
The Cubs' franchise played in five ballparks between 1876-1915 before moving to their current home at the corner of Clark and Addison Streets in 1916. At the time, the ballpark was named Weeghman Park after Chicago Federals owner Charles Weeghman, and it had been home to the Chi-Feds, who were later called the Chicago Whales.
When the Federal League folded in December 1915, Weeghman assembled a group of 10 investors, including William Wrigley Jr., to purchase the Cubs and move them to Weeghman Park for the '16 season. By '19, Wrigley gained controlling interest in the team, and the park was renamed Cubs Park. In '26, it was named Wrigley Field.
Additional plans to celebrate a century of the Cubs at Wrigley Field will be released prior to the 2016 season.