Chicago Cubs return to a freshened Wrigley Field

Mon. April 12, 2010 12:00 AM by News Staff

Cubs sport first lesbian MLB owner

Chicago, IL - The Cubs return to venerable Wrigley Field as they kick off their home slate Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Today fans will see improvements in Wrigley made by the team's new owners including the restrooms and home clubhouse.

The Ricketts family took over ownership of the Cubs from the Tribune Company late last year. Laura Ricketts, a prominent lesbian, is part of the active family management. Ms. Ricketts participation in the MLB organization is a first for the LGBT community.

Ms. Ricketts is a gay rights advocate and fights for gay marriage. She serves on the board of Lambda Legal, a national organization fighting for gay rights.

Laura and her three siblings, Pete, Tom and Todd are are the children of the man who founded T.D. Ameritrade, an online brokerage firm.

43-year-old brother, Tom Ricketts, serves as chairman of the board of the Cubs.

"We're here for the long term and we're here to win," Tom Ricketts said during a press conference in October.