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Camp Randall Stadium
An outdoor stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, structured like a double-deck and designed like a horseshoe, Camp Randall Stadium is the home for Wisconsin's football team and the Madison Scouts drum corp.
Located on the west side of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, built in 1917, Camp Randall Stadium is the oldest and fourth largest stadium in the Big Ten Conference, and the 42nd largest stadium in the world. It seats 80,321 and is the centerpiece of Wisconsin's athletic complex.
Drum Corps International has used the stadium as the site for its world championships in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1999, 2002, and 2006 and the stadium is also used by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association for its state football championships. Camp Randall has also hosted a number of major concerts, including: Pink Floyd, Genesis, U2), and The Rolling Stones.
Camp Randall Stadium has been the Badgers' facility since its opening game on Nov. 3, 1917. It has been host to 416 UW football games and attracted nearly 19 million fans. Besides the field, Camp Randall houses the athletic department offices, lounges and study areas for student-athletes, as well as film, training and weight rooms and a display of football memorabilia.
The grounds of the stadium have also served as a training camp for Union troops during the Civil War, and the stadium received its name because it lies on the grounds of Camp Randall, a former Union Army training camp during the American Civil War.
In the late 1800s the state acquired the land and turned it over to the college as a memorial athletic field. The Camp Randall athletic complex also includes three other facilities including, the Field House, the Dave McClain Athletic Facility, and the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center.
The stadium has gone through many renovations and expansions, bringing the facility from an original capacity of 10,000 to its present two deck horseshoe configuration with seating for over 76,000. In 2002, a large-scale reconstruction project commenced, which added luxury boxes, five-story office building, separate football program offices, and expanded seating.
In addition, concessions, restrooms and other infrastructure items were upgraded, the walkway around the field was removed, and new scoreboards were installed. Changes were made to the visiting team locker room as well.
The construction was completed prior to the start of the 2005 season and the football team continued to play at the stadium throughout the construction.
The Badger Football events at Camp Randall Stadium are more than just a Game, as there are numerous traditions that were founded here and have become staples to Badger fans around the world. The "Fifth Quarter" was an event invented in 1969, when the Badgers had lost, and Michael Leckrone took over the Wisconsin Marching Band.
The event is about singing songs such as "On Wisconsin," "You've Said It All", "Space Badgers," "Dance Little Bird, "Beer Barrel Polka," "Tequila," "Hey Baby," and much more, which draws attention of thousands of spectators making them remain in the stands for twenty minutes after the game.
The Fifth Quarter was officially named in 1978, and its traditions have been passed down through the last three decades. Camp Randall performs a non-traditional wave, following a strict pattern which is traditionally completed at least once every home game in the second or third quarter.
Badger students perform a call-and-response chant before kickoffs. Then there"s "Jump Around". When the 12,500-member student section begins bouncing in unison to House of Pain"s song, the stadium trembles and shakes from the noise and the excitement.
Now this great arena is bringing another ground shaking and earth breaking event of Wisconsin Badgers Football, in the coming September, 2009. Get ready to be a part of the rowdiest crowd, and prepare yourself for the crazy dance, called the "Jump Around",
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