This is what a stadium sounds like
On Friday, October 5, engineer Ethan Brodsky collected quantitative data using professional light and sound meters at Waunakee High School football stadium. This is the site Edgewood has repeatedly used an example of what we can expect. Brodsky overlaid a map of the neighborhood, with the current location of Edgewood's practice field, onto a map of Waunakee's stadium, so he could observe the event from points that correspond to known points in the neighborhood. For each point, he matched the horizontal distance from the sideline and position along the field to a corresponding point on the neighborhood street.
This is how it would sound on woodrow street
The stands were not anywhere near full, but from locations that would correspond to front yards on Woodrow Street, sound levels measured substantially higher than the 60 dB levels that Edgewood projects. Sound levels of 81.2 dB were measured from the PA system, 82 dB from the band, 80.9 dB from the crowd, and 68.4 dB from the cheerleading squad (A-weighted, fast response). The highest sound level measured was 87.3 dB, just after a “pick six” by Waunakee. These levels are far exceed what Edgewood’s claims.
This is how it would sound on Monroe, Keyes, West Lawn, leonard…
Recorded in a parking lot roughly 750 feet from the sideline this video represents the way the stadium will sound to the many homes on the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Monroe and West Lawn, portions of Keyes and Leonard Street, and of course, Terry and Woodrow Streets. Even at this point, measured sound levels were 67 dB from the PA system and 64 dB from the band, far higher than the 60 dB claimed by Edgewood.
How far Could the sound reach?
Even in a quiet parking lot that is 3,000 feet from the field, with no direct line-of-sight path to the field, one could still hear the crowd noise, music, and PA. If you draw a circle that distance out from Edgewood's proposed stadium, it would include the area extending almost to Regent Street; Monroe Street from Wingra School to the public library, the Vilas Neighborhood out past Grant Street, much of Lake Wingra, and portions of the arboretum.