MADISON– Opened in 1917, Camp Randall Stadium has been home to countless memorable moments in its first 100 years. The Wisconsin Athletic Department has announced plans to celebrate those memories throughout 2017.
The Badgers hosted an event Tuesday night inside Heritage Hall in Camp Randall Stadium to kick off the 100 Years of Camp Randall Stadium celebration. The event included UW legends Barry Alvarez, Paul Chryst, Ron Dayne and Pat Richter, each of whom shared some of their favorite memories of the iconic stadium.
Tuesday was just the start of a year-long celebration planned by UW Athletics. The centerpiece of the celebration will be the reveal of the “Camp Randall 100,” a list of 100 individuals who shaped the first century of Camp Randall Stadium.
Beginning on May 24, UW Athletics will unveil a new member of the “Camp Randall 100” each day leading up to the kickoff of the 2017 football season on Sept. 1 at Camp Randall Stadium vs. Utah State.
The “Camp Randall 100” will be selected by a panel of UW Athletics administrators, local media and former Badgers, but fans have the opportunity to nominate their favorites. Anyone who has played, coached, performed, appeared in or attended an event at Camp Randall Stadium is eligible.
There are a number of ways fans can nominate someone. Use the hashtag #CampRandall100 to tag a tweet on Twitter, submit a post on the Wisconsin Football Facebook page, or click here to submit via UWBadgers.com. Submissions can include text, photos and videos of memories of that nominee and the reasons they deserve a spot on this coveted list.
When the “Camp Randall 100” is unveiled, UW will include the best nominations and memories submitted by fans in the presentations that will be housed on a special 100 Years of Camp Randall website, which will debut in May.
In addition to the “Camp Randall 100,” special events, in-game celebrations, unique fan experiences and much more are being planned for 2017. Look for more announcements in the weeks and months to come.