Before the Badgers battle the Gophers for the Axe, attend one of the largest UW tailgates held outside of Madison. A Twin Cities tradition since 1971 — with proceeds going to the WAA: Twin Cities Chapter Scholarship Fund — this event is once again being held inside the climate-controlled Depot Pavilion.
Game time is to be determined.
Pohle’s Badger Blast Highlights
- Wisconsin-style menu and complimentary beer and soft drinks; cash bar also available
- Fun for all ages
- Special appearances by the UW Marching Band, Bucky Badger, and the UW Spirit Squad
Add to the excitement by getting a Day-of-Game Package that includes:
- Pohle’s Badger Blast tailgate ticket
- Game ticket in the Wisconsin-designated area of the visitor section
- Tailgate only:
- $30/child aged 3–12
- Day-of-Game Package:
- $135/adult (upper level)
- $180/adult (lower level)
- $115/child aged 3–12 (upper level)
- $160/child aged 3–12 (lower level)
To allow for a safe and speedy entrance into Huntington Bank Stadium, please review the stadium’s carry-in policy. Also, please note that the stadium’s child ticket policy states that children two years of age or under do not need a ticket.
Day-of-game parking is available on-site for a fee. Please see The Depot’s website for more information. In addition, you may locate parking on city streets surrounding The Depot and in ramps across the street from the event on Washington Avenue.
IMPORTANT: Transportation to Huntington Bank Stadium following the tailgate is on your own. (The Depot is approximately 2.8 miles from the stadium and a 12-minute car ride.) View map for details.
Coming from out of town for the game? Want a staycation? A block of rooms is available at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.
In the event you need to cancel your Pohle’s Badger Blast or Day-of-Game Package purchase, please review WAA’s cancellation policy.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
- Tailgate Sports Café
- Country Hearth Bread
- General Mills
- State Street Brats
- Bucky’s Locker Room
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association will follow applicable COVID-19 public health guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff at this in-person event. All registered guests will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test taken in the prior 72 hours to attend.
Guests 12 years old and above must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least 14 days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or rapid) from 72 hours or less prior to the event.
Documentation may include:
- Physical copy of vaccination card matching a photo ID (if you have lost a card and need information you can find them here)
- Photo on mobile device of vaccination card matching photo ID
- Printed proof of negative test result matching photo ID
- Digital test result on mobile device matching photo ID
Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated can have a parent or guardian show proof of a negative test to attend. Information on free testing locations can be found here.
Based on CDC guidance, we also encourage participants to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status, while not eating or drinking. If updated guidance requires further changes to the date, time, or location of the event, registered guests will be notified via email.