MADISON, Wis. -- When the football season kicks off Sept. 1, Badger football fans are invited to join the national champion Wisconsin women's hockey team at Badgerville, the offical pre-game event of Wisconsin Athletics.
The women’s hockey team will be on hand with their national championship trophy for photos and autographs as fans get ready for the football season opener. Gates open 2 1/2 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, autographs of current 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 pre-game event would be complete without hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and Wisconsin's own Johnsonville Brats.
Badgerville presented by Johnsonville.
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 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 2 1/2 hours before kickoff.