The Wisconsin Badgers announced a pair of team scrimmages scheduled in August last week. In addition to their annual red vs. white scrimmage, the team decided to host a second public exhibition game at Camp Randall in preparation for the 2013 campaign. The games are a popular past-time for the school and its fans, usually taking place following the always exciting Wisconsin Football Family Fun Day.
The first chance fans have to see the Badgers take the field at Camp Randall Stadium this summer will be on Monday, August 12th. Gate 1 at the downtown Madison venue will be the only entrance point for fans, though long-lines should not deter impatient patrons, as free admission will speed-up any congestion. The gate opens at 3PM.
The second scrimmage is scheduled for the same time a week later on Monday, August 19th. Gate 1 will remain the only access point into Camp Randall for that game, and admission will stay free. To reward attendees of the scrimmages even further, Badger officials will raffle off two tickets to a regular season home-game to one lucky individual at each event.
Wisconsin fans that can’t get their fill of Badger football with the two scrimmages are invited to supplement their experience at Wisconsin Football Family Fun Day on August 17th. There they can meet newly appointed head coach Gary Anderson, along with the team’s fresh-faced 2013 roster. Kids’ activities include autographs and photos with Bucky Badgers, players, and team personnel, as well as a number of interactive on-field attractions. The ever-popular University of Wisconsin cheer-leading team will also be on-hand, performing sneak-peaks of their new 2013 routines.
The threat of unfavorable weather is always a possibility in Wisconsin in late summer. Should thunderstorms develop during any of the three events planned at Camp Randall in August, activities will be moved to the nearby McClain Center.
If relocated indoors, the scrimmages will be restricted to the public, and will not be made-up. Wisconsin Football Family Fun Day will resume as planned at the McClain Center.