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.