Official Badger Bowl Tour

Official Badger Bowl Tour

Be there for the next great Badger highlight

Wisconsin’s rushing off to the Outback Bowl — tour packages are on sale now!

Make the call to travel with the Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA) when the Badgers play in the Outback Bowl on January 1.

WAA, the official travel partner of Wisconsin Athletics, sponsors the Official Badger Bowl Tour: the only tour that offers the complete Badger experience.

With two packages available – round-trip charter air and land-only – choose the one that’s best for you. Packages also include exclusive Badger receptions, deluxe accommodations, BADGER HUDDLE® tailgate, 24/7 on-site tour directors, bowl souvenirs, and more.

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The Official Badger Bowl Tour is more than a game. With perks, access, convenience, and camaraderie, it’s the whole package.

BADGER HUDDLE® tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Save the Dates

Mark your calendars to be part of the team when Wisconsin hits the road next season.

Bowl Tour Hotlines

Tour-package questions? Call PrimeSport at 866-373-5073 between the hours of 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays. Times EST.

Day-of-Game Package and BADGER HUDDLE® questions? Call WAA at 888-922-8728 between the hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Times CST. Note: WAA is closed Dec. 25 and 26, and Jan. 1.

Game Ticket Information

Visit Wisconsin Athletics’ Bowl Central.

Travel and Game Day

Travel and Game Day

You’ve got to go for it!

Travel on the Official Badger Bowl Tour to enjoy MVP-style treatment from beginning to end. Choose any of the following tour packages:

OUTBACK BOWL

Air-Only Package

  • Roundtrip charter airfare from Madison, WI to Tampa, FL
    • Charter departs Tuesday, December 30th
    • Charter returns Friday, January 2nd
  • Roundtrip airport transfers to the Marriott Waterside Tampa hotel

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Charter Air/Land Package — Three Night Tour (Dec. 30, 2014–Jan. 2, 2015)

  • Round-trip charter air service from Madison to Tampa
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Three nights’ accommodations at the Tampa Marriott Waterside (.2 miles from Wisconsin Team Hotel)
  • VIP welcome gathering
  • Shuttle to/from pep rally
  • WAA information desk
  • Deluxe, round-trip motorcoach transportation on Game Day
  • BADGER HUDDLE® pre-game tailgate
  • Official Badger Bowl Tour souvenir
  • Tour name badge, ticket holder, and lanyard

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Land-Only Package — Three Night Tour (Dec. 30, 2014–Jan. 2, 2015)

  • Three nights’ accommodations at the Tampa Marriott Waterside (.2 miles from Wisconsin Team Hotel)
  • VIP welcome gathering
  • Shuttle to/from pep rally
  • WAA information desk
  • Deluxe, round-trip motorcoach transportation on Game Day
  • BADGER HUDDLE® pre-game tailgate
  • Official Badger Bowl Tour souvenir
  • Tour name badge, ticket holder, and lanyard

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BADGER HUDDLE® tickets

Badger Huddle tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Day-of-Game Package

Day-of-Game Packages are sold out. Please visit UW Athletics for information on purchasing game tickets.

Bowl Tour Hotlines

Tour-package questions? Call PrimeSport at 866-373-5073 between the hours of 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays. Times EST.

Day-of-Game Package and BADGER HUDDLE® questions? Call WAA at 888-922-8728 between the hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Times CST. Note: WAA is closed Dec. 25 and 26, and Jan. 1.

Game Ticket Information

Visit Wisconsin Athletics’ Bowl Central.

Save the Dates

Mark your calendars to be part of the team when Wisconsin hits the road next season.

FAQs

FAQs

Do you have to be a Badger alumnus/alumna or a Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA) member to travel with WAA?
No. We welcome anyone and everyone to travel with WAA — from alumni and fans to friends and WAA members.
Can I stay longer (on either side of the actual tour)?
Yes. Simply request the additional nights you’d like when booking your tour.
The charter-air flight is from Madison. What if I need to fly from somewhere else?
You can book your air independently from any airport and join the tour at the hotel by purchasing a land-only package.
When will I know the charter times?
We will not know the actual charter times until a week prior to departure. As soon as schedules are set, we’ll send an email to all confirmed passengers.
Can I purchase only charter air from Madison?
There is a possibility that some air-only options will be made available. Please contact PrimeSport to be added to a request list. PrimeSport will notify you if seats come available.
When will I get my football tickets?
If you’re on the tour, your tickets will be waiting for you upon arrival at your hotel. BADGER HUDDLE or Day-of-Game Packages purchased before December 18, 2014 could either be mailed or picked-up. Tickets will be available for pick-up by the purchaser free of charge at the Marriott Waterside hotel (700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602) during designated times (TBA) or at the entrance to the BADGER HUDDLE on Thursday, January 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This choice was available during registration. If you selected to have your tickets mailed, they will be mailed via USPS Priority Express Mail on December 18 to the address provided during registration. Tickets purchased after December 17, 2014 will only be available for pick-up.
Where are the football-ticket seats located in the stadium?
Tickets are procured directly from Wisconsin Athletics and are located in designated Wisconsin sections. Tickets priced at $80 will be in section 215 and 216. Tickets priced at $170 will be in section 213 (optional for tour only). View the seating chart for exact locations.
Can I sit with my friends?
Most likely. Just let us know with whom you are traveling (if they signed up independently), and we’ll make every effort to seat you next to each other for the game. We cannot control seating, however, for those who are not traveling with the Official Badger Bowl Tour.
How do I find out about other fan events in the area?
Visit uwalumni.com/bowl regularly to find all the latest, details about activities surrounding the bowl.
How do I get from the airport to the hotel?
If you’ve purchased our charter air package, we will provide transfers. If you’ve purchased a land-only package, travel to the hotel is by your own arrangement.
Will there be a shuttle bus from hotel(s) to the Huddle and/or to the game for me to take if I’m not part of the official package? (i.e., Can I purchase this shuttle?)
No, game-day transportation is only available for Official Badger Bowl Tour participants.
Is parking included with my ticket?
Parking is not included. View parking information for the Outback Bowl.
Can you accommodate my mobility issues?
If traveling on the Official Badger Bowl Tour, please notify our tour operator, PrimeSport, immediately at (866) 373-5073. PrimeSport will make every effort to accommodate mobility issues. However, if you are in a wheelchair, a companion must accompany you. If you are not on the tour but have purchased a Day-of-Game or BADGER HUDDLE ticket, please contact WAA at (888) WIS-ALUM (888-947-2586).
Are participants on the Official Badger Bowl Tour staying at the team hotel?
No, the Badger football team will be staying at a different area hotel to better help keep their focus on the bowl game. Tour participants will instead enjoy deluxe accommodations at the Marriott Waterside. This property offers the upgraded amenities and services WAA travelers come to expect when traveling on the Official Badger Bowl Tour.
Do I have to buy BADGER HUDDLE® tickets separately if I’m on the tour?
No. BADGER HUDDLE® tickets are included in every tour package.
Where is the BADGER HUDDLE located?
View BADGER HUDDLE® information here
How is the price for the BADGER HUDDLE® set?
As the only official Wisconsin pre-game tailgate event, the BADGER HUDDLE® offers a great value for the price of admission. When you factor in the all-you-can-eat food, complimentary beverages, musical entertainment, appearances by Bucky Badger and the UW Spirit Squad, and additional bowl activities surrounding the Huddle, the cost is far less than what an individual would have to pay to replicate such an experience.
Can I cancel my order for Day-of-Game or BADGER HUDDLE tickets?
Due to the commitment for products and services that WAA must make, there are no refunds for football tickets or BADGER HUDDLE® tickets. All football ticket and BADGER HUDDLE® ticket sales are final.
Will there be a New Year’s Eve party or reception?
No New Year’s Eve event is scheduled through the Official Badger Bowl Tour, but we will provide suggestions for New Year’s Eve activities in the area prior to departure.
Will a day-of-game option be available?
Day-of-Game Packages are sold out. Please visit UW Athletics for information on purchasing game tickets.