How to keep the game going at the Badgers’ new stadium
Posted September 26, 2018 04:20:00 When the Badger football team was founded in 1875, the community had never seen a football team compete.
As a result, the team didn’t take root until 1896 when its first team played a game at the new Waukegan Soccer Stadium.
That’s when football became a staple of the city.
Now the Badgies have a new stadium in Waukesha, Illinois, and it’s the subject of a new documentary that will air this week.
We talked to Badger Head Coach Steve Guglielmi about the team’s first game in 1876.
“The first game of the Badges was on the Saturday after Thanksgiving,” Gugliano said.
“It was the only game of any kind I’ve ever seen, and there were so many of us, it was just a blast.”
Guglioi was a football player at St. Joseph Catholic High School and was playing for the football team, the Red-White Eagles.
But when he graduated, he had a lot of free time on his hands and decided to join the Badging Football Club.
“My parents had the money for it, so I went out to play with them,” Gaglioi said.
Gugliai’s father was a player on the Eagles and he played for them for five seasons.
Gagliai played at St Joseph Catholic for two seasons, but after graduating, he was a part-time player for the Badged Football Club, a men’s league.
“They had a few guys there and I was the first to come in and play,” Gaggi said of the first Badger game in 1902.
“I’m pretty sure I got my first kick off on the goal line and that’s when I got to know a lot about the game.”
Gaggliia was a good player, and he was considered a top recruit, but the team did not start playing until 1907.
It took six years to become a member of the league.
Gaggliai and his brother, Walter, went to Chicago for the inaugural game, and they won it in 1902, but by then, the sport was in decline.
In 1903, the Badge Football League folded, and Gagglioi took over the team.
Gogglii, who played for the Eagles from 1903 to 1909, said it was important to have a stable team that could play.
“We had a great team that would put on games, but that was about it,” Gogglioi told ABC News.
“In 1907, we had a couple of players that had won the championship and they started playing football again, and that was the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.”
Goggliai went on to win three more Badger championships in 1910, 1911, and 1912, but he was not able to get a team together again until 1922.
He said that was when the Badga team became the first Division I college football team to play.
The Badger Football team has since played at the stadium that sits in the shadow of Lake Michigan for the past 60 years.
“Every year, they have to come back to the same place,” Goglioi added.
“You see the same fields, the same stadium, and the same players.
It’s an amazing place to play.”
Badger fans have been waiting for more than a century for a new home.
Last year, the Wisconsin Legislature approved $300 million for a stadium that will house the BadGiants for five years.
Gugelli said the Badgar community has been waiting more than 30 years.
The new stadium will open in 2019, and when the team returns to Wau, it will be playing in the old Wauley-Gresham Stadium.
“Wisconsin is a big football state and that is the only reason we’ve been able to have this stadium,” Gugelioi continued.
“To have it here for 15 years and to have that long history and to not have a stadium for this long period of time, I just think it is a very special thing.”