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Encyclopedia > Camp Randall Stadium
Camp Randall Stadium
Facility statistics
Location 1440 Monroe Street
Madison, Wisconsin 43210
Broke ground 1917
Opened 1917
Closed Open
Demolished N/A
Owner University of Wisconsin
Operator University of Wisconsin
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost
Architect
Former names
N/A
Tenants
Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA) (1917-Present)
Seating capacity
80,321

Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. It is located on the west side of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It currently seats over 80,000 and is widely known as one of the premier American football venues in collegiate athletics. Due in large part to the raucous crowd, the stadium is recognized among the most hostile in all of college football. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 237 KB)Camp Randall Stadium Madison, Wisconsin File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, a state in the United States of America. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The University of Wisconsin is a public university in the state of Wisconsin. ... The University of Wisconsin is a public university in the state of Wisconsin. ... FieldTurf is a Montreal-based company which installs artificial grass playing surfaces identified by the FieldTurf trademark. ... The term Wisconsin Badgers represents a variety of teams (primarily sport) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The term Wisconsin Badgers represents a variety of teams (primarily sport) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Plaque on Bascom Hall, UW-Madison. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...


The stadium received its name because it lies on the grounds of Camp Randall, a former Union Army base during the American Civil War that was eventually absorbed by the Wisconsin campus. The camp was named after Governor Alexander Randall. The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America between the United States of America, called the Union and the Confederate States of America, a new nation formed by 11 seceding states. ... Alexander Williams Randall (1819-1872) was a lawyer, judge and politician from Wisconsin. ...


The stadium also houses athletic offices of the university. In 2002, reconstruction on the stadium started, to include luxury boxes and new offices for the football program, as well as expanded seating that increased capacity. In addition, concessions, restrooms and other infrastructure items were upgraded, the walkway around the football field was removed, and new scoreboards were installed. The construction was completed prior to the start of the 2005 season. The football team continued to play at the stadium throughout the construction. 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Drum Corps International has used the stadium as the site for its world championships in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1999 and 2002. It will be the site of the 2006 world championships from August 9 to August 12. [1] The logo for the 2006 DCI World Finals to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, and sponsored by A.J. Wright The Madison Scouts, a DCI Division I member corps and two-time DCI World Champions Drum Corps International (DCI), formed in 1972, is the non-profit governing body operating the... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


The stadium is also used by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association for its state football championships. The Green Bay Packers have played exhibition games in the stadium. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) regulates all high school sports in Wisconsin. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ...


The athletic complex also includes the 1930 Fieldhouse, until recently the home of the university basketball teams and still the home of Wisconsin's women's volleyball team; the McClain Center football practice building; and the Camp Randall Memorial building ("The Shell") which includes a 200 meter indoor track surrounding several facilities for intramural sports. 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world. ...


References

http://www.uwbadgers.com/facilities/camp_randall/index.aspx http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Big10/Wisconsin/


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