What you Need to Know for Saturday's Badgers Home Opener

Though it has already played a game this season on Wisconsin soil, the Badger football team officially opens its home season on Saturday vs. Akron at 2:30 PM in Camp Randall Stadium. Here are some things fans need to know.


A limited number of tickets are still available for Saturday's game. Tickets are $50 and available for purchase at UWBadgers.com/Tickets.


Parking is available in selected campus lots and sold on game day on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please reference the campus game day parking map for lot locations and parking rates.

In addition, shuttle service is available from lots 60, 64 and 76 as well as from downtown parking ramps starting two hours prior to kick-off and up to one hour after the conclusion of the game. This map shows the shuttle routes and pick times. Cost is $5 round trip or $3 one way per person.


Free and open to the public, Badgerville presented by Johnsonville is the official pre-game tailgate party of Wisconsin Athletics and opens 2 1/2 hours before kickoff (Noon this Saturday). Badgerville is located on Engineering Mall, directly north and east of Camp Randall Stadium off Engineering Drive.

Badgerville features great food and beer available for purchase, live entertainment, an appearance by members of the UW Band and Bucky Badger, activities for kids, autographs from current UW athletes, Badger greats, and more! On Saturday, the men's hockey team will be signing autographs as will Thon Maker from the Milwaukee Bucks. The UW Band and Spirit Squad performance starts at 12:50 p.m.

Complete information on Badgerville can be found here.


Fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid lengthy lines when entering Camp Randall Stadium. Please review the Camp Randall Stadium carry-in policy. Express gates are recommended for fans who are not bringing carry-in items.


Fans are encouraged to download the official Badger Gameday App (available on iOS or Android) and take advantage of Badger WiFi in Camp Randall Stadium.

The Badger Gameday App includes a dynamic new display that makes getting news and updates easier. In addition, the app allows for in-venue video replay and iBeacon technology that allows for personalized use of the app. Get vital game day information such as stats, rosters, schedules and more, right in the palm of your hands.


Through the Badger Gameday App fans have access to a number of upgrades and unique experiences on game day, including seat upgrades, experiencing ‘Jump Around’ from the field, taking a picture at the 50-yard line after the game, attending Coach Chryst's post-game news conference, being on the field for the 5th Quarter and more.


Download the complete Badger Football Fan Information guide here.

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