Saturday, November 14, 2009

Michigan Football: Michigan at Wisconsin

Michigan at Wisconsin
Michigan leads the series 49-12-1
November 14, 2009
12:00pm EST. - 3:30pm EST.
DirecTV Channel 610

at Camp Randall Stadium

Camp Randall Stadium, built in 1917, is the home for Wisconsin's football team. The current capacity (80,321) ranks among the nation's largest school-owned stadiums.

The 84-year old Camp Randall Stadium underwent a four-year renovation begun in December of 2001. The $109.5 million renovation concluded with the opening of the 2005 football season.

Among the many changes included in the renovation were a new seating capacity of 80,321 (from 76,129); increased square footage to 319,000-square feet, including 84,540-square feet that underwent renovation; an east-side premium seating super structure that includes 72 suites, 337 club seats and 590 varsity indoor seats; and a wider third level concourse that extends around the north end to the west side of the stadium.

The playing surface has a new FieldTurf covering, and has expanded over the former pedestrian track providing both teams on the field with more room. Other major aspects include construction of the five-floor Kellner Hall office building, the Athletic Operations Building, the football offices, the McGinnis Family Athletic Ticket Office, new visiting team lockers, the Camp Randall Media Room, and renovations and upgrades to the press box that include an external relations area for use by other groups on campus.

Fans walking through the new Badger Alley, the former tunnel on the east side of the stadium, will notice new flooring, and new restrooms and concession areas. Among restroom fixtures, women’s fixtures improved from 212 to 463, and men’s increased from 445 to 499; concession points of sale increased from 135 to 157; and accessible seating improved from 99 seats to 292. To allow back-loading of the stadium, two portals were built to provide patrons a path to their seats. A dining room for UW team meals was also added to this area. And Bucky’s Locker Room has a new merchandise corner located near Gate 1.

The 2005 Camp Randall Stadium Renovation assures Badger fans and Athletic Department personnel will be able to compete well into the 21st century. There is not one student-athlete or athletic department staff member whose life has not been improved by the renovation.

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