Home Field Advantage
Exclusively for WAA members
— Gregory Strasser ’85
“The Home Field Advantage package through WAA is a great experience.”
— John Thielmann ’02
“The package was easy, reasonably priced, and covered everything we needed for a fun and carefree weekend on campus.”
— Kathleen Shankwitz
Where good times and great Badger football collide
There’s nothing like football weekends in Madison. The excitement in the air and the fans in the stands make the city come alive. The game is only part of this great weekend package that lets you enjoy the best that Madison has to offer — from eclectic State Street to the relaxing Union Terrace.
Each Home Field Advantage package includes:
- Two game tickets to see the Badgers play in historic Camp Randall Stadium
- Campus-area accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights
- Full breakfast and complimentary parking at all hotel locations
- Special welcome gift bag to start your weekend off right
2017 Home Field Advantage Schedule
|September 1–3: Utah|
|September 8–10: Florida Atlantic|
|September 29-October 1: Northwestern|
|October 13-15: Purdue|
|October 20-22: Maryland (Homecoming)|
|November 10–12: Iowa|
|November 17–19: Michigan|
WAA does NOT sell tickets to football games only. If you’re interested in obtaining tickets to a specific game, contact the UW Ticket Office toll free at 800-GO-BADGERS.
Plan your trip
To help you make the most of your time back in Madison, visit our Badger Game Day page to learn about a variety of weekend activities, dining options, and more.
Packages sell out every year, and eligibility is limited exclusively to current members of the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA). If you are not currently a WAA member, join today.
When can I purchase Home Field Advantage packages?
Watch for 2017 packages to go on sale this spring (exact date yet to be determined). You must be a WAA member to be eligible to purchase packages — and to receive Home Field Advantage email updates.
For general questions or to confirm your membership status, please call WAA toll free at 888-922-8728 or email email@example.com.
Badger Game Day
Visit uwbadgers.com for a complete guide to Camp Randall’s carry-in policy. Local benefits exclusively for Wisconsin Alumni Association members.
If you are a member of WAA, be sure to carry your card and take advantage of a variety of local benefits. View a full list of benefits.
Game Day Events
2.5 hours prior to kickoff, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
Join in the fun at the original Badger Game day experience! Enjoy performances by the UW Marching Band and fun activities for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public, with food and beverages available for purchase.
2 hours prior to kickoff, Engineering Mall, 1415 Engineering Dr.
Visit the official pre-game event of Wisconsin Athletics. This event is free and open to the public, and it features live entertainment, appearances by the UW Band and Bucky Badger, activities for kids, autographs from current UW athletes and Badger greats and more!
Immediately following the game, Camp Randall Stadium
Stick around after the game to sing along, dance along or just watch the UW Marching Band during its spirited, post-game performance — win or lose!
Attractions and Activities
Dane County Farmers’ Market
6 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturdays, Capitol Square
Mill about the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. Located on Capitol Square, the Dane County Farmer’s Market surrounds the capitol building with the season’s freshest produce, flowers, meats, cheeses and more.
Daily Monona Terrace Tour
1 p.m., 1 John Nolen Drive
Discover one of Madison’s architectural gems. Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is a perfect mix of beauty and nature. Tours cost $5 per adult and $3 per student.
Goodspeed Family Pier
On Lake Mendota, directly behind WAA’s offices (650 N. Lake St.)
Experience an instant campus icon by taking a relaxing stroll along this beautiful boardwalk while envisioning what’s yet to come at Alumni Park.
UW Recreational Facilities
Camp Randall Sports Center, The Shell and Nielsen Tennis Stadium
Take advantage of two of the UW’s recreational sports facilities for a minimal fee: the Camp Randall Sports Center and the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. To receive a day pass, simply show a photo ID. Accepted payment forms are cash, credit cards and checks made payable to UW Rec Sports.
Wisconsin State Capitol Tours
2 E. Main St.
Open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 608-266-0382 for more information or visit tours.wisconsin.gov. Free tours are offered daily, year round except on select holidays. Tours start at the information desk and last 45-55 minutes.
Allen Centennial Gardens: Self-Guided Tours
620 Babcock Dr.
Explore the beauty that lives at UW-Madison’s magnificent, outdoor teaching garden. Part of the university’s horticulture department, this 2.5-acre garden showcases thousands of ornamental plants. Free and open to the public from dawn until dusk.
Various Madison-area locations
Madison B-cycle is a bike-sharing program for trips too short to drive and too long to walk. Check out bikes at any of the 39 available B-stations to cycle around Madison for a small fee. Credit card required.
For Madison-area events and activities, go to the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau website at visitmadison.com.
For popular campus destinations, visit info.wisc.edu.
Parking and Getting around on Game Day
On the day of the Badger football game, it is recommended that you use the following methods of transportation because parking near the stadium is extremely limited.
Madison Metro Transit, Route 80
This bus route runs throughout campus free of charge. After a quick jaunt through Eagle Heights, Route 80 will take you down Randall Avenue, stopping between Union South and Camp Randall Stadium. Visit transportation.wisc.edu for more information.
Bucky Bus operated by Kobussen Buses
Buses transport fans to Camp Randall Stadium beginning two hours prior to kickoff from Lot 60, 64 and downtown parking ramps. Roundtrip fare is $6, and one-way fare is $3. Return trips run for one hour after the game. Visit kobussen.com or call (608) 825-8700 for more information.
Take advantage of the 39 B-cycle stations located throughout campus — especially the one outside Camp Randall Stadium. Visit madison.bcycle.com for more information.
If you must drive, single-game parking for football is available for purchase from various campus lots, with availability on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the game only. If you wish to purchase parking for the day of the game, you’ll pay the attendant as you enter the lot. For a map of area parking ramps, visit uwbadgers.com.
When hunger strikes, there’s no better place to be than in Madison, Wis. The area restaurant scene offers everything from exotic world flavors and supper-club cuisine to sports-bar grub and casual fare. Check out visitmadison.com/restaurants for a listing of dining establishments.
Show Your Pride
We say Badgers are everywhere … so find them! Catch a game surrounded by other fans in red and white or network with your fellow UW graduates and get involved with one of our 75 WAA chapters across the country and around the world.
Wear the Badger Red That Makes a Difference
Your friends and neighbors will know you’ve got tons of Badger spirit when you slip on The Red Shirt™, no matter where you live, work or play. Plus, you’ll be a part of UW-Madison’s tradition of giving back, with proceeds going toward need-based scholarships.