Cubs to have first fireworks show at Wrigley Field on July 4

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As if the prospects and Joe Maddon haven’t brought enough spark this season, the Cubs announced their first Wrigley Field fireworks show will take place on July 4 after a game against the Miami Marlins.

The late, great Bill Veeck brought fireworks to the White Sox in the 1960s with the exploding scoreboard and postgame festivities.

The Cubs have never had them at Wrigley Field, according to a release by the team:

Fans can enjoy post-game fireworks exactly 100 years to the date after the Chicago Whales held an evening of entertainment at then-Weeghman Park in 1915, including music, dancing and a fireworks show. Fans may remain in their seats during a short intermission after the game and fireworks will be launched from various points inside the ballpark. This year’s celebration, weather permitting, will mark the first ever post-game fireworks show hosted by the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The tight quarters around Wrigley Field may explain why this is a first. However, with advancements in pyrotechnics, many sports are implementing fireworks, several indoors.

Thanks, Mr. Veeck.

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