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Date

8-1964

Description

Camp Randall Field was a former Union Army training ground that was donated to the University of Wisconsin in 1893. It was quickly put to use as an athletic field. After numerous problems with the original wooden bleachers, culminating in a collapse of three sections during a 1915 game, concrete seating was first constructed and opened in 1917. This photograph from 1964 shows the stadiums former horseshoe shape. In the following years an upper deck and other seating was added.

To the south of the field is the Wisconsin Field House which was constructed using a design by local architect Arthur Peabody. The structure hosts both athletic events and public events such as concerts and gatherings. Built in a style that resembles the Italian Renaissance, the field house was completed in 1930.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Wisconsin_Field_House (accessed 18 June 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Randall_Stadium (accessed 18 June 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1858-1942

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Renaissance revival; Stadiums -- Wisconsin;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Wisconsin

City Name

Madison

Keywords

sports; athletics; stadiums; Renaissance revival; University of Wisconsin; Camp Randall Field; Wisconsin Field House;

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