April 21, 2011
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin football team still has questions to answer at a number of positions as the Badgers wrap up spring practice Saturday with the annual Wisconsin Football Spring Game.
Fans planning to attend the game and the free Badger Sports Kids' Fair at Camp Randall Stadium likely have questions of their own, and UWBadgers.com is here to provide the answers.
Find answers to a number of common quetions regarding ticketing, parking, carry-in limitations and the Badger Sports Kids' Fair beow.
What time is the game?
The game is Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. CT
How much is admission?
New this season, there is a $5 charge for admission to the Spring Game. All the proceeds from the game will benefit the UW School of Nursing.
Where can I buy tickets?
You can get tickets online in advance. On game day, beginning at 11 a.m., tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket windows at the McGinnis Ticket Office (located adjacent to Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium), the ticket windows at Gate 9 of Camp Randall Stadium (west side of the stadium, along Breese Terrace) and in the southwest corner of the McClain Center field during the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair. All tickets are General Admission.
Where is Will Call?
General public Will Call will be at the McGinnis Ticket Office adjacent to Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium.
Where can I park?
Parking is available for purchase in Lots 16, 17 and 18 (adjacent to Camp Randall Stadium) as space allows. The price for those lots is $10. Parking is also available for free in Lot 60 on Walnut Sreet. (Campus Parking Map) Regular city parking regulations apply to the streets surrounding Camp Randall Stadium with the exception of the east side of Breese Terrace, where parking is prohibited.
What stadium gates will be open for the game?
For the Spring Game, fans can enter Gates 1, 8, 9 and 10. Those gates will open at noon.
What is the carry-in policy for the game?
The Spring Game will use the standard Camp Randall Stadium carry-in policy .
What sections of Camp Randall Stadium will be open for seating?
Seating for the Spring Game is general admission. Fans will be seated on the west side of the stadium in sections Y3 through K (Stadium Seating Map ).
What is the format of the game this year?
The game will basically be the offense vs. the defense, with the offensive players wearing the Cardinal jerseys and the defensive players in White. The plan is to have the No. 1 offense square off against the No. 1 defense, the No. 2 offense go against the No. 2 defense and so on. Each quarter will be 12 minutes long and halftime will be 15 minutes. Both the Cardinal and White teams, as well as all the Badger coaches, will be located on the West sideline (press box side).
Can I print out the rosters?
The printable rosters for both the Cardinal and White teams are available at UWBadgers.com .
Is there a game program?
There is no printed program for the game, but fans can access a free, digital program featuring game information, Cardinal and White team rosters and a video preview of the Badgers' running backs.
The program is enhanced for use on mobile devices so it can be accessed from your seat at Camp Randall Stadium during the game. You can also download a PDF version of the program to print from home or store locally on your mobile device.
What is the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair?
The Kids’ Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the McClain Center. Kids will enjoy games and interactive exhibits including a football obstacle course, basketball and hockey shooting stations, and photos with Bucky Badger. Plus fans can get their photo taken with some trophies earned by the Badgers during the 2010-11 season, including Paul Bunyan's Axe, the Heartland Trophy and the NCAA women's hockey championship trophy. Current members of the UW football team will also be available for autographs from 11 a.m. to noon.
Do I have to pay to attend the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair?
No. As in years past, admission to the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair is free. However, a ticket is required for entry to Camp Randall Stadium for the Spring Game.
Where do I enter for the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair?
Fans wishing to attend the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair can enter Camp Randall Stadium through Gates 2 and 3 along the east side of the stadium.
Can I get autographs?
Current members of the Badger football team will be available for autographs at the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair in the McClain Center from 11 a.m. to noon. Selected student-athletes from other UW teams, including men’s basketball, volleyball, women’s golf and men’s and women’s hockey, are scheduled to appear.
Will Bucky’s Locker Room be open?
Bucky’s Locker Room is holding its annual Spring Sidewalk Sale and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Fans can enter Bucky's Locker Room through Gate 1 without a ticket but will need a ticket to enter Camp Randall Stadium for the Spring Game.
Will the concession stands be open?
Nine concession stands, including six on the West concourse and three on the South concourse, will be open.
Will the band and cheerleaders be in attendance?
The UW Marching Band will not be at the game (no Fifth Quarter). The UW Spirit Squad and Bucky Badger will be a the game.
Will “Jump Around” be played?
Yes. Between the third and fourth quarters, the traditional “Jump Around” will occur.
If I can’t make it to the game in person how can I watch or listen to it?
The game will be live-streamed on BigTenNetwork.com (paid subscription). It will also be broadcast on the Wisconsin Radio Network with Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas calling the action (WIBA 101.5 FM/1310 AM in Madison). UWBadgers.com will also have a live blog. The game will be shown on the Big Ten Network via tape delay on Saturday at 9 p.m. CT.