Pohle’s Badger Blast at Minnesota

November 25
Depot Pavilion, 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Badger fans, show the Golden Gophers how to tackle Game Day the Wisconsin way. Join WAA® at either the Pohle’s Badger Blast or with a complete Day-of-Game package.

Pohle’s Badger Blast

Celebrate at Pohle’s Badger Blast tailgate, one of the largest UW parties held outside of Madison for more than 40 years running. Packed with food, fun, and festivities, it’s the tailgate for Badger fans to play.

  • Tasty eats and treats, plus complimentary beer and soda, served concession style
  • Festive, Wisconsin-style entertainment featuring the UW Marching Band
  • Appearances by Bucky Badger and the UW Spirit Squad
  • Connections with one of the country’s largest and most spirited alumni chapters
  • Begins three hours before game time and ends 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
  • PRICE: $45 per person and $25 per child aged 3-12 and younger if purchased by November 22. After that date, tickets cost $50 and $30, respectively.

Day-of-Game Packages – SOLD OUT

Keep the party going by getting a complete Day-of-Game Package.

  • Includes a ticket to Pohle’s Badger Blast and a game ticket in the Wisconsin section
  • PRICE: $130 per person and $110 per child aged 3-12 and younger

Deadline to purchase is November 22.

In the event you need to cancel your tailgate or Day-of-Game Package purchase, please review WAA’s cancellation policy.


There are numerous parking options available including on-site for $8, other downtown ramps, and street parking.

The Depot Pavilion is 3 blocks from the Government Plaza light rail station. You can take the Green Line to TCF Bank Stadium. Buy your rail tickets here!

Clear bag policy

To allow for a safe and speedy entrance into TCF Stadium, please review the stadium’s bag policy here.

Need a place to stay?

A group of rooms at The Commons Hotel has been reserved for Badger fans. Simply reserve online here or by calling 612-379-8888 and ask for the Wisconsin Alumni Association room block. Reservations must be made by November 1, 2017.

Thank you to our sponsors

508 Bar + Restaurant
Country Hearth Bread

The Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA) and the WAA: Twin Cities Chapter proudly host Pohle’s Badger Blast.

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