Badgers Tickets FAQ
Where is the student section at Camp Randall?
The student section starts half-way up in section J, and takes up the entire north end zone. That includes sections K through P. The Badgers marching band also sits in that area.
How many rows are in the lower level?
There are roughly 65 rows in each section at Camp Randall Stadium, but the row numbers start at the number five or six depending on the section. Most sections start with row five, and end at row 70. This can vary by one row, depending on the section.
How high is the upper deck?
The upper deck at Camp Randall can go as high as row 41, depending on the section. Sections DD through HH don't go as high as sections AA-CC and sections II-LL. The upper deck hangs over the "home" side of the field, and covers row 60 and up of the lower bowl.
Can I have my tickets placed at the "Will Call" window?
If you purchase your Badgers tickets in time, we can arrange to have them waiting in Madison, at a designated area just outside Camp Randall. We do not leave tickets at the Badgers will call window.
Badgers Football History
The Wisconsin Badgers football team started way back in 1889. They played just a pair of games that "season." It would be seven more seasons before the Big Ten conference would come together. The team enjoyed much success in those early years, winning three titles in the first decade. Not much is noteworthy for Badgers fans up until the 1940's. Things started to roll for the Badgers in 1942 with their victory over top ranked Ohio State. From there, Wisconsin found a way to roll over their opponents, and win numerous title games.
It wasn't until the mid 1960's where Bucky Badger saw his team hit the skids. In fact, the team couldn't put together a win during the 1967-68 seasons. It took the coaching style of Dave McClain to bring the team back to their former glory. That all started in 1981. Wisconsin pulled together enough wins to grab an invite to the Garden State Bowl. Sadly, McClain passed away in the spring of 1986. The football program suffered greatly from the loss. The team would have to wait nearly four years before working their way back to the top of the Big Ten.
For the past 13 seasons, Wisconsin has managed to field very good teams. In that span the team would find themselves Rose Bowl participants five times, winning two. The Badgers tend to focus on the running game, a feature that does well against Big Ten opponents, but less so against teams like TCU and Oregon. In 2013, Gary Anderson took over as head coach. He brings years of experience to the Badgers organization. Fans have high hopes in 2013 for another return to the Rose Bowl. They will face the resurgence of teams like Ohio State and Nebraska.
The Wisconsin Badgers finished 2014 with a record of 11-3 overall, including a 7-1 record in their conference. They won the Big Ten West Division, and traveled to Indianapolis to play Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 6. Wisconsin entered the game as a 4.5 point favorite. The game was a disaster for the Badgers from the opening kickoff. Ohio State led 38-0 at the half and won 59-0. Wisconsin's 59-0 defeat was the largest margin of defeat for a point spread favorite in the history of NCAA Bowl Subdivision football. The Badgers were able to mentally recover from the defeat though, and defeated Auburn 34-31 in overtime in the Outback Bowl.
This year, Joel Stave returns as the starting quarterback after having to compete for his job all season long, just a year ago. Don't be surprised if mega-talented redshirt freshman D.J. Gillins from Jacksonville, Florida gets an opportunity as the season goes along if Stave falters. The Badgers will open the season with their toughest game on the schedule for 2015. Wisconsin will travel to Dallas to take on Alabama in the kickoff classic.