Badger Game Days in Madison are simply iconic. Faithful, passionate fans will brave cold Wisconsin weather to head to Camp Randall Stadium to cheer on their favorite team. These fans love traditions, Bucky Badger, the color red, tailgating, cheese curds, Bloody Mary’s, and jumping around. These games bring in tens of thousands of people to the city, which adds an exhilarating buzz and a sea of red to the streets.
One of the concerns that goes along with the influx of guests in the city is lodging. In this video from NBC 15, HotelRED’s General Manager gives some advice for hardcore Badger fans who want to get close to the action. “For big games like Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, and Iowa, rooms book up to a year in advance. So if you want a room you’ve got to get in early if you want that experience. That’s what I recommend.”
Here are some other tips we’d recommend on Game Days:
Stay for Fifth Quarter to listen to the UW Marching Band put on a little post-show entertainment.
Parking is limited (and expensive) so make sure you leave ahead of time to find a spot. To avoid parking, consider walking, biking, or public transit.
Take the carry-in policy into consideration. Items prohibited include strollers, umbrellas, selfie sticks, banners, inflatables, and noisemakers.