About Camp Randall Stadium
Camp Randall Stadium
Located on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin, Camp Randall Stadium is a major open-air football stadium capable of hosting more than 80,000 rabid, screaming fans. With its conventional north-south alignment and its 880 feet above sea level elevation, this venerated and venerable venue is the oldest in the Big Ten Conference.
History of Camp Randall Stadium
Camp Randall Stadium was originally opened in 1917, making this venue more than 100 years old. The land it’s built on has served as a football field for even longer – from at least 1895 – and the field itself is named after a Union Army training camp that dates to the Civil War.
When the stadium originally opened, it held just barely over 11,000 seats. Over the decades, though, this venue grew bigger and larger, with seats and amenities being added constantly to keep it modern and comfortable. Today, the newest renovation occurred in 2005, making Camp Randall Stadium a thoroughly modern football field.
What’s So Special About Camp Randall Stadium Events?
Camp Randall is a legendary football stadium, but you’d never know it just by looking at it, considering how much it’s been refurbished and revamped for modern audiences. With its massive seating capacity and thoroughly modern amenities, you’ll always feel like you’re right in the middle of the action at this venue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Camp Randall Stadium located?
Camp Randall Stadium is located on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin.
What kind of events does Camp Randall Stadium host?
Football is not the only use the venue has seen over the decades, of course. It’s been used periodically by the NFL’s Green Bay Packers in exhibition games, it’s hosted collegiate ice hockey and Drum Corps International competitions, and it’s hosted tons of major concerts from big-time acts such as U2, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, Blind Melons, Public Enemy, Blues Traveler, and The Rolling Stones.
Which team is playing at Camp Randall Stadium?
Camp Randall Stadium has been the home of the Wisconsin Badgers, the university’s collegiate football team, for more than a century.
Where can I park for free at Camp Randall Stadium?
Single event parking for Camp Randall Stadium sporting events is available for purchase from lots with availability on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event only.
What is the seating capacity of Camp Randall Stadium?
Camp Randall Stadium sporting events can host up to 80,000 cheering fans.
Who owns Camp Randall Stadium?
Camp Randall Stadium is owned by the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
How do I get to Camp Randall Stadium using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Camp Randall Stadium events by public transport have a number of bus routes they can rely on, depending on where they are coming from. Buses aside, Ubers and local taxis are the next best bet for reaching the venue.