Badger Football: Tailgate and Tickets at Minnesota

November 30
The Depot, 225 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN

Pohle’s Badger Blast tailgate — hosted by the WAA: Twin Cities Chapter

Attend one of the largest UW tailgates held outside of Madison before the Badgers battle the Gophers to regain the Axe. A Twin Cities tradition since 1971, this tailgate is sure to be a big hit — with proceeds going to the WAA: Twin Cities Scholarship Fund. Back inside the newly renovated, climate-controlled Depot Pavilion, you’ll enjoy all your favorite foods and tunes, and Bucky’s antics.

  • Wisconsin-style menu (brats, cheese, snacks) and complimentary Miller beer products and soft drinks; cash bar also available
  • Special appearances by Bucky Badger, the UW Spirit Squad, and the UW Marching Band
  • And more

Day-of-Game Packages

Add to the excitement by getting a Day-of-Game Package that includes:

  • Pohle’s Badger Blast tailgate ticket
  • Game ticket in the Wisconsin-designated area of the visitor section (upper-and lower-level options available)


Pohle’s Badger Blast tailgate:

  • $50 per adult; $30 per child ages 3–12
  • Day-of-Game Package:
    • Upper-level seats (Sections: 217, 218, and 219): $120 per adult and $100 per child
    • Lower-level seats (Section 119): $165 per adult and $145 per child

View seating map.

Deadline to purchase is November 25.

Event Information

Stadium policies

To allow for a safe and speedy entrance into TCF Bank Stadium, please review the stadium’s carry-in policy. Also, please note that the stadium’s child ticket policy states that children two years of age or under do not need a ticket.


Game day parking is available on-site for a fee. Please see The Depot’s site for more information. In addition, you may locate parking on city streets surrounding The Depot and in ramps on Washington Avenue across the street from the event.

IMPORTANT: Transportation to TCF Bank Stadium following the tailgate is on your own. (The Depot is approximately 2.8 miles from the stadium and a 12-minute car ride.) View map for details.

View information on Metro Transit.


Coming in from out of town for the game? Want a staycation? A block of rooms is available at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.

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


For questions about registration, contact WAA at, 608-262-2551, or toll free at 888-947-2586.

For question about the event, contact Ben Havn at or 952-451-1024.

Thank you to our sponsors

508 Bar + Restaurant
Tailgate Sports Café
Country Hearth

Organized by WAA: Twin Cities Chapter.

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