NO NEW STADIUM

Results are in!

SEPTEMBER 16. The Plan Commission decided unanimously to amend Madison General Ordinances to close a loophole and require conditional use approval in ALL Campus-Institutional (CI) districts. This will allow for public comment by any concerned resident to be heard on any proposed building or addition in excess of 4000 sq. feet. UW, Madison Metropolitan School Board and Madison College had no concerns with the amendment. Thank you to everyone who wrote to the Plan Commission.

The amendment was referred to the Common Council for a vote on October 1.

No New Stadium supports limited competitive use

In a good-faith effort to break the impasse over use of the athletic field, No New Stadium announces that it will support Edgewood HS teams playing day games on the athletic field, within reasonable parameters, and asks Edgewood High School to return to the Master Plan process to achieve this. We agree with the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA) statement.

 

No lights. No amplified sound.


Edgewood High School is proposing to build a 1,200-seat stadium on the site of their practice field and install amplified sound and 80' tall lights to host night games. The Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood Association has opposed the project while noting a history of support for other Edgewood projects in recent years. Bordered by Monroe and Woodrow Streets the field is a mere 65 feet away from the nearest residential property.

Edgewood High School is not playing by the rules.

Edgewood High School shared their summer schedule. Note the 6 a.m. start times. EHS has scheduled more than 50 competitions on the athletic field this year. The city attorney has determined that every single game is in violation of the zoning for their property, which states the field is to be used for physical education classes and practices only. Here’s what you can do.

 

The Waunakee High School football stadium has been held up as an example of the technology Edgewood High School plans to use. Noise and light impacts on the neighborhood would be significant in terms of intensity and reach. You can take action to protect Lake Wingra, Madison’s quietest lake, from sky glow and noise pollution. Tell the city to say “No” to the stadium.

Click on the images Above to see and hear for yourself.

Review the data here.

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

ALDO LEOPOLD, A Sand County Almanac

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76.8

The percentage of Edgewood High School students that live OUTSIDE the 53711 zip code which includes Madison and Fitchburg!

1,500

The number of households in the residential and business area along Monroe Street represented by the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighbohood Association.

80

The percentage of respondents opposing the new stadium in 2018.


No New Stadium and neighbors have retained a local law firm to advocate and communicate our legal arguments to the City. Visit the No New Stadium GoFundMe! page to donate.