The UW Department of Athletics has announced a new schedule for the 2020 Big Ten season. Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez says the department is “preparing for the reality that it will not be appropriate for thousands of fans to gather in Camp Randall.”
Given ongoing guidance from public health officials and UW–Madison leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Alumni Association® has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Home Field Advantage program. The health and safety of our alumni and friends remain our top priorities, and we hope to soon provide exciting virtual Game Day enhancements. We appreciate your patience and understanding and hope you will be well.
Perks. Access. Convenience. Camaraderie.
On the road our BADGER HUDDLE® is the tailgate in town with Wisconsin-style food, fans, and fun before football games.
From Celebrating at the BADGER HUDDLE® (the official UW pregame party) to traveling to catch the team when it’s away from Camp Randall, you get the total Badger experience.
Rose Bowl Recap
The Badgers battled the Oregon Ducks in an intense match-up at the 106th Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Despite the close loss of 27-28, Badger fans didn’t let the outcome of the game dampen their pride. Check out the Official Badger Bowl recap story to hear about the fun had at “Camp Randall West”.
2020 Badger Football Schedule of Events
Sept. 4 Indiana
Sept. 12 @ Northwestern
Sept. 19 @ Nebraska
Sept. 26 Minnesota
Oct. 3 @ Maryland
Oct. 10 Purdue
Oct. 24 Illinois (Homecoming)
Oct. 31 @ Michigan
Nov. 14 @ Iowa
Nov. 21 Rutgers
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Home Field Advantage
“If you are even thinking about coming back for a game, this is the way to go.”
— 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
The Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA) is closely monitoring guidance from public health officials and UW–Madison leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If it becomes necessary to postpone or cancel Home Field Advantage weekends due to concerns about large gatherings, notifications will be sent via email.
Where Good Times and Great Badger Football Unite
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.
Home Field Advantage sales have concluded for the 2020 football season.
2020 Hotel Options
Each Home Field Advantage Package Includes:
- Two game tickets to see the Badgers play in historic Camp Randall Stadium. All tickets include a complimentary seat-back upgrade.
- Campus-area accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights. Prices are based on double occupancy, and availability for extra guests is not guaranteed.
- Breakfast buffet at all hotel locations.
- Parking spot at all hotel locations.
- Welcome bag to start your weekend off right.
For general questions or to confirm your membership status, please call Joe D’Amato ’15 at 608-308-5537 or email email@example.com.
Home Field Advantage packages are nontransferable. Football ticket costs are non-refundable. (See exception below.) Hotel cancellations will be accepted up to 30 days before the event, and refunds for hotel costs will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No hotel cancellations will be accepted after that date. Refunds will be issued as quickly as possible but could take up to 30 days from date of cancellation.
Should any games be canceled due to a decision by the NCAA or UW–Madison Athletics, your football tickets will be fully refundable. Hotel accommodations at the Fluno Center or DoubleTree will also be fully refundable with no cancellation fee applied. Reservations at the Lowell Center will be refundable with no cancellation fee applied so long as cancellation occurs prior to the Monday before the game; refunds for cancellations after this time cannot be guaranteed. Refunds will be issued as quickly as possible, but could take up to 30 days from date of cancellation announcement.
You’re invited to the OFFICIAL Wisconsin pregame party!
On the road our BADGER HUDDLE® is the tailgate in town with Wisconsin-style food, fans, and fun before football games. Plus, as the official UW pregame party, it’s the only event that features appearances by Bucky Badger and the UW Spirit Squad!
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WAA’s Cancellation Policy
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. Learn more >
Badger Game Day
Wisconsin Athletics Carry-In Policy
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.
2.5 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
724 Langdon Street, Madison (between the Memorial Union and the Red Gym)
Experience the new campus landmark on the lake. A gift from alumni to the university — and for all Badgers — Alumni Park celebrates the Wisconsin Idea, and alumni who embody it, through museum-quality exhibits, lush green spaces, spirited sculptures, and more. Learn More.
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.
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.
Madison is home to winning Badger sports action. Getting away to experience the thrill of victory is great, too. And the best way to head out in total Wisconsin style is to travel with WAA — from Badger road trips to bucket-list sporting events.
2021: The Kentucky Derby
April 28—May 2, 2021
Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
Price starting at $3,499
It’s off to the races for you and fellow Badgers on this thrill ride of a land-only tour where you’ll:
- Go way beyond “the most exciting two minutes in sports”
- Enjoy Dawn at the Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and more
- Sit front and center on Derby Day to take in the grandeur (and hats!) at Churchill Downs