1430 Monroe Street
Madison, Wis. 53711
Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office: (608) 262-1440 or (800) 462-2343
Ticket Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm can be contacted at (608) 262-1440 or 1-800-462-2343
Camp Randall Tours: Offered Mon-Fri, 9:30am, 11am and 1:30pm, except Thursdays and Fridays before a home football game or during football practices. Tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance by calling (608) 263-5645.
Camp Randall Stadium has been the centerpiece of the University of Wisconsin-Madison community since 1917. Before it became home to the Wisconsin Badger football team, the land was used as a major military training center during the civil war. Named after the Governor of the time, Alexander Randall, Camp Randall acted as training grounds for the Union Army. In 1861, the field harbored up to 70,000 troops training for battle and, currently, has the capacity to host up to 80,321 wild and tipsy Badger fans. After the land was bought by the legislature in 1893, it was presented to the University as a memorial athletic field—making it the oldest and fourth largest stadium in the Big Ten. Rich in heart-pumping traditions, the stadium is most famous for its patterned and perfectly sequenced wave, as well as its floor-shaking ‘Jump Around’ dance between the third and fourth quarters. Renovations in 2005 have provided Camp Randall with new FieldTurf covering, new restrooms and concession areas as well as an east-side premium seating structure with 75 suites, 337 club seats and 590 indoor varsity seats among other things. Like Wisconsin state prisons, the visiting locker room in Camp Randall is painted “prison blue.” The color is said to have a calming effect on prisoners—and the opposing team. While the stadium is most famous for its much anticipated football games, it also hosts outdoor hockey games in the winter and has welcomed the Drum Corps International. At its entrance, Camp Randall delights its guests with the famous and magnificent Camp Randall Archway, which acts as a primary entrance point into the stadium. Built in 1912, the arch commemorates the soldiers and veterans who fought bravely in the Civil War. The archway serves as a memorial to the war veterans who trained on Camp Randall’s grounds before it became UW-Madison’s primary athletic facility.
CAMP RANDALL GAME DAY FAQ
Below is a short list of Camp Randall Stadium info you may find important to your visit. For complete, up-to-date Camp Randall information, please visit the website.
- All gates open 90 minutes before kick-off.
- No outside food or beverages.
- No umbrellas.
- No banners/flags/signs/noisemakers.
- Permitted to bring bags (8 ½” x 11’), blankets, cameras, binoculars, seatbacks and items related to a medical condition.
- Costumes are permitted as long as they fit comfortably into a single seat.
- There are no storage areas available to place prohibited items during the game, instead they are disposed of at the gate.
- An express line is available for fans who don’t bring carry-in items.
- Those who do bring carry-in items are subject to search.
- No re-entry.
CAMP RANDALL CONCESSIONS
See “Camp Randall Food Options” for complete food info!