Opening Day, UW Football 2004

Images from Opening Day of the 2004 football season. UW hosted UCF (Central Florida) and won 34-6.

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A sea of red

Thousands of people stream up Breese Terrace towards the stadium.

It's football season!

The UW Marching Band comes out onto the field.

UW Band

Forming up.

UW Band

"On, Wisconsin"

UW Band

Their own distinctive logo.

The Vets

Veterans from wars dating back to WW2 were invited to join in the festivities. The crowd gave them a long standing ovation.

Alumni Band

It was also UW Alumni Band day. The formations were ragged, but spirits were high.

Here they come!

The cheerleaders lead the team onto the field.

The team

Coming out onto the field.

Video Replay

The Big 10 is experimenting with replay this year. The ref here has been summoned back, having screwed up by 11 yards on the review he just announced.

New video board

Since most of the under-deck seats on the west side can't see the new scoreboard, an auxiliary video board hangs on the south ramp to the upper deck.


In a rare display, the UW displays the U.S. flag on the field (disguised as a tribute to Ray Charles, who was famous for his rendition of "America").

New video board

A second auxiliary board hangs on the facing of the office building erected between the stadium and Field House.

South End

The new look of the south end, with full bleachers replacing the old partial set (and scoreboard).

New Scoreboard

The main scoreboard and video boards, now on the north end.