October 12, 2019

Edgewood alumni…do not support every decision that Edgewood makes. What has happened to Edgewood’s values of community, justice, and partnership?

Margaret Teeters, Wisconsin State Journal / Read the Letter


October 2, 2019

No New Stadium, a group of neighbors opposing Edgewood’s proposed changes, supported the City Council’s decision and called the zoning change an “appropriate, common-sense fix to an oversight in the zoning code.”

Abigail Becker / Cap Times


October 1, 2019

Ald. Tag Evers, said the measure approved Tuesday closes a “loophole” that would have allowed schools… to make major changes to outdoor spaces without getting approval from the city.

Emily Hamer / Wisconsin State Journal


September 17, 2019

“Public engagement is essential when any institution seeks to make a land use change that will have a significant impact on those beyond their property line.”
DMNA VP Diego Saenz

Abigail Becker / Cap Times


September 17, 2019

…option open to Edgewood is applying to amend its master plan to include games and competitions as an accepted use of the field, instead of repealing the plan in its entirety. Plan Commission members encouraged Edgewood to pursue that route.

Emily Hamer / Wisconsin State Journal


September 13, 2019

No New Stadium will support Edgewood HS teams playing day games … within reasonable parameters, and asks …to return to the Master Plan process to achieve this.

Read the DMNA Statement



September 4, 2019

The city council voted 15-4 to delay the master plan vote for more than a month to the Oct. 14 Plan Commission meeting and Oct. 15 City Council meeting.

Emily Hamer / Wisconsin State Journal



August 28

There is room in the current process for Edgewood to amend its Master Plan…There is no need for Edgewood to exit the Master Plan or to sue the city

No New Stadium Press Release / Read the article


August 22, 2019

Edgewood was “sensitive to the public perception of filing a lawsuit against the city for religious discrimination, especially after the city attorney and the mayor sponsored an ordinance calling for the withdrawal of Edgewood’s Campus Master Plan.”

Judith Davidoff / Isthmus


August 21, 2019

No New Stadium regrets that Edgewood High School has opted for litigation rather than abide by the zoning rules they agreed to…”

Abigail Becker / Cap Times


August 21, 2019

The City of Madison does not discriminate against any religion.”
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway

Stephen Cohn / Channel 3000



August 2, 2019

(Madison City Attorney Michael )May says Edgewood has threatened to sue the city for religious discrimination under the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).

Judith Davidoff / Isthmus


July 19, 2019

At the hearing… Edgewood High School officials talked a lot about their values of community and partnership.
It’s time to walk the talk.

Yael Gen / Read the letter


Summer 2019

The controversy arises from possible impacts of the proposed sound amplification and the new lights for night games, because this is no ordinary stadium environment.

David H. Thompson / Wingra Watershed News


July 13, 2019

It's a win for the neighborhood, but this is far from over. Edgewood is not going to go quietly into the night.

Amy Reid / Fox47


July 12, 2019

The focus of the board was “to determine if the zoning administrator properly interpreted the zoning ordinances.” The board ruled unanimously to uphold the administrator’s decision.

Lisa Speckhard Pasque / Cap Times


July 6, 2019

Residents have been the victims of a series of anonymous, derogatory mailings and other harassment.

Chris Rickert / Wisconsin State Journal


June 20, 2019

Zoning Board of Appeals meeting set for Thursday, July 11

Meeting details


JUne 18 2019

The city said Edgewood shouldn’t be hosting any games on its field, day or night, and issued two notices of violation…Edgewood has since filed an appeal on those notices, and is likely to appear before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals by July 18.

The Cap Times / Read the article / Read the appeal


April 11, 2019

…the city has determined that Edgewood’s current Master Plan not only prohibits the playing of games, but also prohibits the installation of lights.

No New Stadium Steering Committee / Read the update


March 29, 209

At a time when good faith efforts to work with the neighbors is awfully important, that seems like a strange way to show good faith.

Neil Heinen, WISC-TV / Watch the video


March 28, 2019

Madison officials told the school late last year that holding any athletic competitions would violate the school’s Master Plan, which allows only team practices and gym classes on the field.

Wisconsin State Journal / Read the article


March 28, 2019

Tag Evers, candidate for City Council District 13, said starting games amid the stadium controversy doesn’t improve residents’ trust of Edgewood.

Wisconsin State Journal / Read the article


March 26, 2019

Edgewood High School scheduled games, despite being told by the city that this would be in violation of the zoning code and result in enforcement action.”

Read the Press Release


March 23, 2019

Evers’ approach to Edgewood High School's plans for expanding use of its athletic field is illustrative…he has demonstrated respect for efforts of neighbors working in support of fellow neighbors who will be harmed.

Carolyn Hogg, Wisconsin State Journal / Read the Letter


March 7, 2019

Their announcement to get a permit to install a sound system and 80-foot pole lights is an attempt to sideline neighborhood opposition and established city processes.

Update from the No New Stadium Steering Committee / Read the Message


March 7, 2019

Edgewood High School to delay athletic field improvements, seek resident input.

Wisconsin State Journal / Read the article


February 27, 2019

Their Plan B presumes that city staff will ignore the Campus Master Plan, which does not allow the use of the athletic field for competitions.

Dianne Jenkins, Wisconsin State Journal / Read the Letter


February 22, 2019

We’re extremely surprised and disappointed. The proposal to only pursue lights and sound amplification without a change to the master plan had never been discussed with the neighborhood association.

Rachel Fields, Wisconsin State Journal / Read the Article


January 29, 2019

We have said “Yes-in-my-front-yard” for over 24 years to one project after another.

Shawn Schey, Cap Times / Read the Letter


January 24, 2019

A long history of trust and cooperation has been sacrificed.

Pat Alea, Wisconsin State Journal / Read the letter


January 28, 2019

Analysis of emails show that neighborhoods surrounding Edgewood High School oppose the new stadium 3 to 1

Read the Press Release


January 23, 2019

…it would negatively impact livability for nearby residents and undermine urban greenspace in the neighboring Park and Pleasure Drive, Wingra Park, Vilas Park and on Lake Wingra.

Read the Press Release


January 20, 2019

It’s coming soon to your neighborhood. Or not, if good sense prevails.”

John Robinson, Wisconsin State Journal / Read the Letter


January 13, 2019

I would counsel Edgewood to commit its resources to finding a worthier emblem of its academic excellence.”

Andrew Ladd, Wisconsin State Journal / Read the Letter


January 13, 2019

It’s not a compromise that’s offered in good faith because it’s come so late in the process.”

Tag Evers, NBC15 / Watch Video


January 9, 2019

…Open records request… shows a “pattern of deception” and “bad faith negotiating tactics.”

Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Cap Times / Read Full Article


January 9, 2019

Emails obtained via Open Records Requests reveal a pattern of bad-faith negotiating tactics and misinformation on the part of Edgewood High School with regard to its proposed Master Plan amendment.

Read the Press Release



December 23, 2018

It is…about the money, particularly Edgewood High School’s need for new revenue streams, and it’s about protecting the livability of a city neighborhood.

Dianne Jenkins, Cap Times / Read the Column


DEcember 21, 2018

The compromise…was that Edgewood would be allowed to upgrade…but that they would NEVER add a sound system or lights.

Susan Nicol, Cap Times / Read the Letter


DEcember 13, 2018 | Press release

No New Stadium Grassroots Neighborhood Group Responds to Alder Allen Arntsen’s Statement on Edgewood High School’s Proposed Amendment to Master Plan

Response to Alder Arnsten’s Statement / Read the Press Release

 

DEcember 13, 2018

People who live around the school are strongly opposed to the changes, saying increased lights and noise from a nighttime football game would be disruptive to the neighborhood.

WISC TV Channel 3000 / Watch the video


DEcember 12, 2018

They’ve really done nothing to address the major concerns of the neighborhood which are the lights and the sound and just the unavoidable impact that a football stadium has on people who live very close to it."


WMTV Channel 15 / Watch the video


DEcember 6, 2018

If the stadium is ever approved, that’s it. It’s done. The neighborhood has to muster up a defense every time this comes around. Edgewood only has to win once.”

Isthmus / Read Full Article


DEcember 6, 2018

There’s no buffer between our home and the stands,” says Trest, gesturing out her window. “There’s no buffer between our home and the field.”

Isthmus / Read Full Article


November 28, 2018

It’s not adding to the tax base, it’s not adding a greater benefit to Madison as a whole.”

WORT, A Public Affair / Listen to call-in show with Josh Naprovnik


October 31, 2018

 We are a grassroots group of concerned citizens that…strongly oppose Edgewood’s recently unveiled plan to turn its new athletic field into a stadium.

Letter to the Plan Committee / Read the Full Letter