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Badger Football: Tailgate and Tickets at Illinois

Celebrate the Wisconsin way before this Big Ten clash. The BADGER HUDDLE® is the official UW tailgate — with food, fun, and festivities. When the Badgers are away, this is where fans come to play.

Game time is to be determined.

Venue Update

Due to pandemic-related concerns, the BADGER HUDDLE will now include an indoor and outdoor option to meet CDC and state COVID-19 guidelines.

With this addition of an outdoor space to enjoy some fresh air, all Badger fans in attendance can be assured of a safe, comfortable atmosphere to celebrate before Wisconsin takes on Illinois.

BADGER HUDDLE Highlights

  • Wisconsin-style menu with beer and soft drinks
  • Fun for all ages
  • Special appearances by Bucky Badger and the UW Spirit Squad

Day-of-Game Packages

Add to the excitement by getting a Day-of-Game Package that includes:

  • BADGER HUDDLE tailgate ticket
  • Game ticket in the Wisconsin-designated area of the visitor section

Cost

  • Tailgate only:
    • $40/adult
    • $25/student
    • $20/child aged 3–12
  • Bus only:
    • $38/person
  • Day-of-Game Package:
    • $105/adult
    • $85/child aged 3–12
  • Bus, tailgate, game:
    • $139/adult
    • $123/child aged 3–12

Bonus Bus Trip

Attention Illinois-area Badger fans: enjoy the convenience of round-trip bus transportation from Peoria, Morton, and Normal to the Huddle tailgate on Game Day. Includes drinks and treats.

Bus Schedule

9:30 AMDepart Peoria (Shoppes at Grand Prairie)
10 AMArrive in Morton (Walmart parking lot)
10:30 AMArrive in Normal (Schnuck’s grocery store)
11:30 AMArrive at the BADGER HUDDLE (Hilton Garden Inn)

Bus departs the Hilton Garden Inn one hour after the end of the game.

Stadium Policies

To allow for a safe and speedy entrance into Memorial Stadium, please review the stadium’s carry-in policy. Also, please note the child ticket policy, which you can find under the stadium’s Admissions Policy.

Parking

Day-of-game parking is available and complimentary at the Hilton Garden Inn. Please see the hotel’s website for more information. IMPORTANT: Transportation to Memorial Stadium following the tailgate is on your own. (The Hilton Garden Inn is approximately a half mile from the stadium and an 11-minute walk.) View map for more details.

In the event you need to cancel your BADGER HUDDLE or Day-of-Game Package purchase, please review WAA’s cancellation policy.

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Saturday, Oct. 9
WHEN
October 9, 2021
11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
WHERE
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign
View Map and Event Details
COST
$20 – 139
HOST(S)
WAA: Heart of Illinois Chapter
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign
Saturday, Oct. 9
WHEN
October 9, 2021
11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
WHERE
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign
View Map and Event Details
COST
$20 – 139
HOST(S)
WAA: Heart of Illinois Chapter

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