No New Stadium

$10,655 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 2 months
Created April 8, 2019
No New Stadium
on behalf of Kay Gabriel
No New Stadium members have been hard at work on behalf of our neighborhood since last October, researching, strategizing and advocating to preserve its residential character and to hold Edgewood High School to the City’s zoning code. The steering committee has met every week for the past six months. Our members have invested hundreds of hours and their skills and expertise in an effort to counter Edgewood’s paid lobbyists and legal counsel.

Accomplishments include:

·         funding an independent sound study that proved the negative impacts of noise on adjacent properties and deeper into the neighborhood. It showed that stadium noise would exceed City regulations and cannot be adequately controlled. Our findings prompted EHS to perform a sound study of its own. This study confirmed that even small crowds would create noise in excess of City ordinances. Such noise could be partially mitigated by building a wall, 26’high at minimum, on the Monroe and Woodrow sides of the field; even then, noise levels would be at/above City limits.

·         developing a presentation of the technical issues for a lay audience, to ensure the members of the Plan Commission and others understand the harms that EHS’s proposal would inflict on the neighborhood.

·         educating City staff on EHS’s intent to build a stadium via administrative means, bypassing the public process. This resulted in the City rescinding a permit to install lights on the field.

·          uncovering numerous misrepresentations made by EHS to the City, including the fact that EHS publicly claimed the field was for practices, whilst simultaneously negotiating with the Goodman Foundation to expand use of the field beyond the approved zoning specifications.

·         documenting Edgewood’s repeated violations of the City’s zoning code. We are submitting evidence to the City every time a game is played illegally on the field. This has led the Planning Department to issue notices of violation that require EHS to stop playing games and seek to amend their Master Plan through the Plan Commission.


Recently, anticipating that EHS would appeal their zoning violation and/or go back to the Plan Commission to seek an amendment to their Master Plan to allow games to be played on the field, the Steering Committee decided to retain legal counsel.

As committed as we are, the time has come to counter Edgewood’s paid counsel and lobbyists with our own professional counsel.

After a thorough vetting process, we retained a prominent Madison firm with significant experience in municipal law to represent the neighborhood’s interests, developing a legal and policy strategy to protect the residential character of our neighborhood from the negative impacts of noise, light and associated effects of a broader use of the field than the current approved use allows.

Our attorneys will research, develop and execute a strategy to advance our position through legal and policy channels.

We need your help NOW – legal help is expensive. We have invested a great deal of our time, our talents and our resources. We need to raise $15,000 to ensure we can continue to retain counsel as EHS seeks to make a legal case for expanding the field’s use. To date we have raised $6,450, including generous contributions from each steering committee member. Please consider making a donation to our legal defense fund. 

Please help. Time is of the essence. Every dollar counts.

Grassroots organization, No New Stadium
Co-Treasurer of NNS, Kay Gabriel
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Thank you to the 45 families who have already donated!! We appreciate your support and are grateful for your generosity. Your contributions are making a difference as our attorneys are hard at work! Please share with friends and neighbors to continue these important efforts. Thank you!
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Hello everyone,

Thank you for your generous contributions! This quick response is amazing with 20 donors (checks and gofundme) averaging $155 each! We are well on our way to our total goal of $10,000 and ready to get to work and see this process through. Your dedication to the livability of our homes, neighborhood, and surrounding parks is appreciated.

If you haven't had a chance to contribute yet, any amount helps make a difference! Feel free to share the Go Fund Me link with neighbors -

https://www.gofundme.com/f3xap-no-new-stadium

With gratitude,
Marie on behalf of the NNS Legal Committee
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Raised by 88 people in 2 months
Created April 8, 2019
No New Stadium
on behalf of Kay Gabriel
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