For the 21st-consecutive season, the Wisconsin mens soccer program will play host to the Middleton Sports and Fitness Invitational this weekend at the McClimon Complex .
The four-team event kicks off Friday with a pair of matches and concludes Sunday with two more games featuring the Badgers, Virginia Tech, UW-Milwaukee and Western Illinois. Western Illinois and UW-Milwaukee get things going at 5 p.m. Friday, with the Badgers season-opener against Virginia Tech set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. (sportid=122&storyid=18871"> --> full preview ).
On Sunday, Virginia Tech and UW-Milwaukee face off at 11:30 a.m., followed by Wisconsins match against Western Illinois at 2 p.m. The Badgers will honor former head coach and sportid=122&storyid=18838"> --> 2009 UW Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Bill Reddan prior to Sundays second game.
Gates open one hour prior to the first game each day, with admission $5 for adults and $2 for students, children and seniors. UW students can take advantage of free admission for Sundays match between the Badgers and Western Illinois by presenting a valid student ID. Free pizza, courtesy of Papa Johns, will also be available for students while supplies last.
Sunday is also Autograph Day for the Badgers, and fans are invited to stick around after the match and awards ceremony for autographs from the entire UW team. In addition, fans who attend Fridays match between UW and Virginia Tech will receive a free 2009 team poster courtesy of Middleton Sports and Fitness.
Parking is available in Lot 60 and the Lot 76 ramp directly north of the McClimon Complex beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday and all day Sunday.
2009 Middleton Sports and Fitness Invitational
Game 1: Western Illinois vs. UW-Milwaukee (Friday, 5 p.m.)
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Game 2: Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
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Game 3: Virginia Tech vs. UW-Milwaukee (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.)
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Game 4: Western Illinois vs. Wisconsin (Sunday, 2 p.m.)
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