Zoning Board of Appeal decision in our favor

After 6 hours of testimony and deliberation the ZBA voted 4-0 with the City. Edgewood High School cannot play games on the practice field. Thanks to the City and everyone who showed up, spoke out and supported No New Stadium!


No new stadium

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.


What is the Collaborative Working Group?

NOTE: The Collaborative Working group has been suspended at Edegwood High School’s request. This group, consisting of representatives from DMNA, the Vilas Neighborhood Association and Edgewood High School, engages in facilitated dialog about EHS’s proposed changes to its athletic field. The agreed-to purpose of this work group is “Finding a way forward for Edgewood High School and the community regarding the EHS athletic field that optimizes the interests of key stakeholders.”

The meeting notes and agendas from meetings can be found here:
EHS Collaborative Working Group Public Folder. 

Edgewood distributed a revised plan on April 29. NOTE that letters from City of Madison attorneys and zoning staff to Edgewood’s attorneys refute many of Edgewood’s claims in this document; please don’t assume they may proceed as they wish. Download the document here.

Read the letter from the City Attorney.

Read the Notice of Violation.

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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That’s the percentage of Edgewood High School students that live in the 53711 zip code (Madison and Fitchburg).


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


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.