Badgers Gameday Primer: TV, Tickets, Parking, and everything else fans need to know as Wisconsin is home to Eastern Michigan National
Whether you’re heading to Camp Randall Stadium or watching from the comfort of your sofa, the Wisconsin State Journal has a complete rundown of everything Badgers fans need to know about the 18th Michigan Eagles on Saturday night in Madison.
Watch from home
The game on Saturday will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. Fans in the Madison area can also listen in on 101.5 FM or 1310 AM while Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas are on the phone.
On the way to Camp Randall
For fans attending their first game of the season, there are a few changes to prepare for:
Tickets: Since the UW no longer issues printed team tickets, fans attending the game can either print out their ticket at home or show their digital ticket on their smartphone at the gate.
Buyers receive their tickets digitally and the barcoded IDs are in the user’s account for use, transfer or resale. Fans use a self-service scanner at the gate to access the stadium.
The Badgers shared a short video on social media this week with some tips on how to use the digital tickets when entering the stadium. Fans are instructed to place their phones face up under the scanner and wait for the green light to come on. The video also suggests turning your phone’s brightness to the maximum setting before placing it under the scanner.
Viewers can also choose a ticket method to print at home. These must be on paper; They cannot be scanned from a phone screen.
Weather: The pleasant weather in Madison is expected to continue for the first half, with the National Weather Service predicting clear skies and an afternoon high of 88 degrees before calling for a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 p.m. if the temperature is set for a night cools down 65 degrees.
Park: The university operates a number of first-come, first-served parking lots on soccer game days, with costs ranging from $ 5 to $ 15 for passenger cars : 00 am to 10:15 pm behind the Monroe Street Fire Station along the southwest commuter route. On the map below you can find all parking locations and availability:
COVID logs: Fans should bring face covering to the game, with UW requiring fans to wear masks when in the indoor public areas of the stadium unless they are actively eating or drinking. Masks are also “strongly recommended” outdoors, according to the guidelines of the sports department from August 16.
Cashless benefits: Concession booths at Camp Randall only accept credit and debit cards, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. The change, which made a rocky debut in Saturday’s opener against Penn State, has been implemented by other arenas and stadiums in the state. Unlike some other venues, there won’t be reverse ATM kiosks that allow fans to exchange cash for a prepaid card. So plan accordingly. UW allows fans to bring a sealed 20-ounce bottle of water into the stadium.
Reminder: The Badgers will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Squadron, based in Truax Field, Madison, with a minute’s silence before the national anthem, scheduled for 5:45 p.m.
Entertainment on game day: The UW Marching Band will drop by Badgerville for a gig at 4:25 pm before swinging for a Badger Bash performance at Union South at 5:05 pm on Sept. 11th 20th anniversary “And not a day at Camp Randall completely without the characteristic “Fifth Quarter” performance of the band that follows the end of the game.
Guests of Honor: Former Badgers linebacker Jack Cichy, who went from a walk-on in Wisconsin to Super Bowl champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, will be in attendance as the honorary captain on Saturday night. The Badgers will also recognize members of the 2020 and 2021 UW Athletics Hall of Fame classes throughout the game. 2020 class winners include: Jeff Braun (Athletics Men), John Byce (Hockey Men), Aaron Gibson (Soccer), Carla MacLeod (Hockey Women), Jessie Stomski (Basketball Women), Mike Wilkinson (Hockey Men Basketball) , Richard Bartman (boxing) and Ted Kellner (special duty). From class 2021: Meghan Duggan (women’s hockey), Yasmin Farooq (women’s rowing), Blake Geoffrion (men’s hockey), Ross and Grant James (men’s rowing), Ron Jeidy (wrestling) and Maggie Meyer (women’s Swim).
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