Badger football to host fan events in April

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March 27, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. -- Fans itching for some football action and excited for Gary Andersen’s debut will have plenty of opportunities to see the Wisconsin football team in the month of April.

In addition to the annual Spring Game on April 20 in Camp Randall Stadium, Andersen announced Wednesday that two Badgers practices will be open to the public, on April 6 and April 12.

“I think it will be great to give our fans a chance to see our team a couple times during the spring,” Andersen said. “Obviously our fans are a huge reason why we are successful and our guys love to play in front of the fans. These events are a chance for all of us to say thanks to all the Badgers fans.”

Fans will be able to enter Camp Randall Stadium through Gate 1 beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. The Badgers will practice from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 12:30 p.m. The practice time for Friday, April 12 will be determined that week in accordance with the weather forecast. The earliest practice would start would be 4:30 p.m. If the weather allows, the start time will be moved to early evening. Fans are permitted to bring umbrellas into the stadium in the case of rain.

Both open practices are free for the public and weather permitting. If weather precludes the Badgers from practicing in Camp Randall Stadium, fan access to that practice will be cancelled.

One lucky fan will win a pair of season tickets for the 2013 season at each open practice. Andersen will also briefly address the fans at the conclusion of each practice.

The Badgers will hold their annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 20, starting at 4 p.m. CT. Tickets to the game are $5 with all proceeds going to the UW School of Pharmacy. The game will also be televised live by BTN.

Prior to the Spring Game, UW will hold its annual Badger Kids’ Fair, presented by First Choice Dental and UW Health. The event runs from 2-4 p.m. and will be held in the McClain Center, adjacent to the stadium.  

The free event includes interactive games, displays, autographs, photos with Bucky and a number of athletic skills stations. Many UW sports will be represented at the fair, and kids will have an opportunity to meet current student-athletes.

In conjunction with the Spring Game, enjoy great savings at the annual Bucky’s Locker Room Spring Sidewalk Sale. Shop at the Bucky’s Locker Room location at Camp Randall Stadium on April 18, 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shoppers can browse a wide range of apparel, headwear, and novelties priced to move at up to 75 percent off. Shop early for the best selection of merchandise, including official Badgers gear from adidas. T-shirts and hats will start at just $5. The Bucky’s Locker Room Camp Randall Stadium location is located on Monroe Street inside Gate 1.

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