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It's easy to spot  Badger  fans. Madison's  sidewalks  turn  into a sea of red and  residents  roll  out the red carpet  for a game  day filled with  music, food and fun! No matter the season,  your visit isn't complete without catching a UW-Madison  game.


Visiting in the fall? Madison was recently ranked  #1 in  "America's Best College Football  Towns" according  to USA Today. Beer and brats are a football  pre-game must ... and luckily you've  got options! The Badger Bash at Union South is just  steps  away from Camp  Randall  Football Stadium  and is a great game day spot to hear the full UW Marching band play. Or, try Badgerville, the official UW-Madison football  pre-game  event.  Don't forget  to stop by The University  Book Store on State Street  to pick up a Badger  T-shirt  and  gear,  and enjoy nearby retail shops and restaurants.

Once inside the stadium, take a picture with Barry Alvarez and Pat Richter  (or at least  their bronze statues!) located in the Kellner  Plaza. Feast your eyes on the  new video board  that  rivals those of some NFL teams  and visit Bucky's Locker Room to capture  a great view of the field from inside the store.  Between the third and fourth  quarters, it's time to "Jump  Around!"  This college game day tradition is considered one of the best, when scores of fans (and the players!) literally jump as the loudspeaker plays  House  of Pain's 1990s hit. Stay after the game for the famous Fifth Quarter,  a music-filled party  featuring the UW Marching  Band  right  on the field. Then, it's back to Union South  to celebrate Sixth Quarter with other avid fans.

Want a winter go-to venue? The Kohl Center tops our list because  it's home  to the UW Men's basketball  team,  which earned the first  #l seed in program  history  in 2015, and  made  it to the NCAA championship game. Beyond athletic events  (several  men's and women's  sports  are held on the  premises), this facility hosts more than 100 sports memorabilia items  from Badgers who participated  in the Olympics or won NCAA and  world  championships.  Plus, you can pick up Badger gear and clothing  at Bucky's Locker  Room,  located  inside  Gate  B.

Too hyped  to go home?  After the game, visit Union  South  or Hawk's  Bar and  Grill to catch other college games  on the big screen. Visit local hot spots  such as Buck & Badger  or Capital Tap Haus,  both just  a stroll away from  the stadium, for a bite to eat. Or walk down Monroe  Street  and enjoy dinner  at The Wise, the recently renovated restaurant  located  inside HotelRED.

If you're  looking  to catch  other  UW sporting  events,  the facilities  page  of the UW Athletics website has information  on where  to watch.  You can also visit our Spectator Sports  or Colleges and Universities pages for more information.


It’s not just about the Badgers!

It’s not just a great game day experience in Madison because of the Badgers. You can also experience the excitement just down the road at the Alliant Energy Center, which is home to the Madison Capitols and the Mad Rollin’ Dolls. Not only can you catch a lot of action on the ice at a Madison Capitols hockey game, but you can also take part in their nightly promotion or ticket packages. If you are looking for a non-traditional sport, check out the Mad Rollin’ Dolls take on a flat track roller derby bout. It’s a fast-paced experience for the whole family.