Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez plans to have Badgers fans returning to Camp Randall in 2021
The University of Wisconsin is preparing and planning to have fans return to Camp Randall Stadium for the 2021 football season after the B1G nixed the idea of general public attendance last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Athletic director Barry Alvarez spoke in a video sent do donors about the possibility of fans returning to one of the B1G’s most iconic football venues this coming year. He admitted that he’s not exactly sure what attendance limits will look like, but there’s a lot of optimism about Badger fans being welcomed back into Camp Randall Stadium in some capacity.
“We are planning to have our fans back in the stands,” Alvarez said, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “Really don’t know how many people we’ll have in the stadium, but we do know we have a great schedule. We’re really looking forward to getting people back in the stands.”
Part of the B1G’s decision in returning to have a fall football season in 2020 (which had originally been canceled) was to bar the general public from attending games. Close family members of players and coaches were permitted for most teams throughout the season.
Last year, the Badgers finished with a 4-3 record which included wins over rival Minnesota and Wake Forest in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl to close out the year. In 2021, the Badgers open the season against B1G foe Penn State on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Other opponents on Wisconsin’s home schedule in 2021 include Easter Michigan, Michigan, Army, Iowa, Northwestern and Nebraska.