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Wisconsin Badgers Football Tickets
The University of Wisconsin first fielded an American football team in 1889, making it one of the oldest in the country. Wisconsin became a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, then known as the Western Conference, in 1896. The team won the Big Ten and made Rose Bowl appearances in 1952, 1959 and 1962. Fullback Alan Ameche was the first Badger to win the Heisman Trophy in 1954. Following a long stretch without any Big Ten title wins, Wisconsin hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Barry Alvarez to revitalize the program in the 1990s. After a 1-10 start his very first season, Alvarez won the Rose Bowl in 1993, 1998 and 1999. During the 1999 season, Ron Dayne set the NCAA rushing record on his way to a Heisman Trophy win. Alvarez’s successor, Bret Bielema, won the Big Ten Conference three times between 2010 and 2012. Following Bielema’s departure for the University of Arkansas, Wisconsin won the 2017 Orange Bowl under head coach Paul Chryst. If you want to experience a Wisconsin Badgers football game, then you can purchase tickets at StubHub.
Where does Wisconsin play?
The Badgers play at Camp Randall Stadium on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Opened in 1917, Camp Randall is the oldest stadium in the Big Ten Conference. It is named after a former Union Army training camp during the Civil War. The stadium has a current seating capacity of more than 80,000, up from its original capacity of 11,900 in 1917. Camp Randall features both standard seating and premium seating. The premium seating includes the Buckingham Club Seating along the east side, the Varsity Club Seating in the northeast corner, the Camp Randall Terrace along the north end of the stadium and the Camp Randall Suites on the east side.
What can I expect from a Wisconsin Badgers football game?
The University of Wisconsin offers a wide array of different game-day events. Badgerville is the school’s official pregame experience. Starting 2.5 hours before kickoff on the Engineering Mall, Badgerville features food, live entertainment and a chance to interact with different UW sports teams. Alternatively, the Badger Bash, which starts around 2.5 hours before kickoff on Union South, features food and beverage options, live music, games, a spirit squad and marching band performance and local celebrity emcees. The game itself has a raucous collegiate atmosphere with the cheerleading squad and marching band.
How is the Wisconsin tailgating scene?
Tailgating is permitted around the stadium although, due to the limited number of lots, much of the tailgating takes place near the lakes and parks around the area. Additionally, you can tailgate at Badgerville, Badger Bash or any of the other events near the stadium. Tailgaters are expected to abide by the school’s policies on tents, grills and other equipment at all times.
Who are Wisconsin’s biggest rivals?
Wisconsin shares a major rivalry with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. First played in 1890 and then every year since 1907, it is the nation’s most frequently played matchup. The winner of the game receives the Paul Bunyan Axe. Wisconsin shares another rivalry with the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, which stretches back to their first meeting in 1894. The winner of the game has received the Heartland Trophy since 2004.
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