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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 59, Number 2 (Oct. 1957)

Sports,   p. 28

Page 28

Stadium Addition
Mean 10,000
More Seats
Gymnasium Is in the Planning Stage
THREE PROPOSED building proj-
Sects came into the sports news pic-
ture at Wisconsin this summer.
   One 'Was the enlargement of Camp
Randall Stadium, whose capacity will be
increased from 53,000 to 63,000 through
the expedient of lowering the playing
field ten feet.
   The second is a new gymnasium
which would cost, it's estimated, about
$2 million.
  The third is a new outdoor track to
replace the Camp Randall oval.
  The lowering of the Camp Randall
playing field had been under consid-
eration for some years. Athletic Direc-
tor Ivan Williamson hopes to get the
project started right after the Illinois
game on Nov. 16 and have it ready for
the 1958 season.
  When completed, the new ring of
stadium seats will provide as many as
five or six thousand additional seats
along the sidelines. The added end zone
seats, of course, will also be closer to
the playing field than those now in use.
  Athletic department officials note the
rising student and alumni populations,
as well as the growth of the Madison
area in their planning for additional
seats. And during the past several years,
  Jan. 10-Contenders Tournament
      17-All University Tournament
  Feb. 14-Michigan State at East Lansing
      22-San Jose State
March 1-Washington State
       8-Idaho State
       15-Michigan State
       22-Idaho State at Pocatello
       27-NCAA Meet at Davis, Calif.
ticket demand has often exceeded sup-
ply-particularly where sideline seats
are concerned. The new addition should
relieve some of the immediate pressure.
   In recommending the construction of
a new gymnasium-the first step in a
larger project involving new facilities
for both men and women-the UW
Athletic Board declared it could finance
the building from gate receipts.
  The gym would probably contain a
swimming pool and facilities for fenc-
ing, gymnastics and other sports. It
would be available for physical educa-
tion classes as well as for students in
intercollegiate athletics.
  The construction of Camp Randall
Memorial practice   building  relieved
much   of the   intercollegiate athletic
pressure on the old red Armory, but the
latter building still takes care of much
physical education and intramural sports,
as well as the only men's swimming
pool on the campus.
  The Regents asked the University
Planning Commission to study possible
gymnasium sites and report back as
early as possible.
  Ground work for a new track has
already been laid in an area west of
Guy Lowman baseball field, just south
          TRACK (INDOOR)
 Feb. 8-Michigan State Relays at East
      15-Northwestern and Iowa at
          Iowa City
      22-Michigan and Purdue
March 1-Minnesota
       7-Big Ten Meet at Champaign
       15-Milwaukee Journal Relays at
of Parking Area 60. It will be built
next spring, after the ground has settled.
All 1958 outdoor track meets have been
scheduled for away from     home; the
track squad will practice indoors at
Camp Randall Memorial.
   Athletic Director  Williamson   ex-
 pressed satisfaction with the way the
 grant-in-aid plan of the Western Con-
 ference appeared to be working out.
 This was in August, shortly after the
 deadline for returning aid tenders.
   Williamson reported that the caliber
of prospects appeared to be better this
year-not only those with grant-in-aid
tenders, but other outstanding   high
school athletes.
   Eighty-three athletes accepted the 111
tenders issued-a 75 per cent accept-
ance as contrasted with the 89 per cent
reported for all schools by the Big Ten
office. UW tenders accepted included 51
in football, 10 in basketball, six in
track, five in boxing, four in wrestling,
three in swimming and baseball, two in
golf and one in tennis. In-state athletes
accounted for 58 per cent of the accept-
ances, which have an average value of
$820. "Need" determines the amount
for any athlete.
  After   coaching  Princeton's light-
weight crews for two years without tast-
ing defeat-even in two successful tries
for the Thames Challenge Cup at Hen-
ley, England-Donald     L. Rose was
named head crew coach at Columbia
university. The   sports writer-turned
coach was varsity coxswain at Wiscon-
sin in 1952 and 1953.
  Wisconsin Alumnus, October, 1957
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