Aug. 16, 2011
MADISON, Wis. -- Starting with the season-opener on Sept. 1, Badgers football fans are invited to visit the official pre-game event of Wisconsin Athletics, Badgerville presented by Johnsonville.
Gates open 2 1/2 hours before kickoff. Badgerville is located on the grass field just north of Camp Randall Stadium along Breese Terrace.
Badgerville features great entertainment including music, an appearance by members of the UW Band and autographs from current UW student-athletes as well as all-time Badger greats. There will also be activities for kids, including inflatable games.
Fans will also be able to keep track of other college football action on a big screen videoboard.
Fans looking to grab a bite to eat before the game will be in luck at Badgerville. A wide selection of food, beer and beverages will be available.
Famous Dave's will be serving its legendary barbeque. And, of course, no football pregame event would be complete without hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and Wisconsin's own Johnsonville Brats.
"Johnsonville and Wisconsin Athletics share the desire to bring a great experience to our consumers and fans," said Ryan Pociask of the Johnsonville marketing team. "Johnsonville is thrilled to continue building our relationship with Wisconsin Athletics via Badgerville."
Badgerville will be available to fans before the first five home games: Sept. 1 UNLV; Sept. 10 Oregon State; Sept. 24 South Dakota; Oct. 1 Nebraska; Oct. 15 Indiana.
Wisconsin Athletics and the National W Club will host the Badger Blast event before the Purdue game on Nov. 5 and the Chili Kickoff before the Penn State game on Nov. 26. Both events will be held in the UW Field House beginning 2 1/2 hours before kickoff.