Wisconsin deputy AD says goal is to have capacity crowd at Camp Randall Stadium this fall
The goal at Wisconsin for the 2021 college football season is to have fans inside Camp Randall Stadium. That was the message athletic director Barry Alvarez sent to donors in a video this week as the Badgers starting preparing for the upcoming year.
How many fans will be allowed inside the iconic B1G venue? That’s a question that has yet to be answered. Wisconsin is shooting high, though.
Wisconsin deputy athletic director Chris McIntosh has so problem setting the bar high and dreaming big for the 2021 season. The goal is to be able to pack Camp Randall Stadium and create one of the most intimidating environments in college football.
“We’re going to plan for a full stadium and we’ll pivot if needed,” McIntosh said, per Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “But if we’re going to plan for something, let’s plan for brining a ruckus back to Camp Randall and bringing our fan base back.”
Quickly before I begin updating our #Badgers football story: Deputy AD Chris McIntosh reiterates the goal is to have a full stadium in '21 but nothing is decided/guaranteed. UW thought it would be easier to play for the best outcome/scale back as needed.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) February 18, 2021
The B1G did not allow general admission to games for the 2020 season — only a limited number of close friends and family members of players and staff were permitted to attend. There’s hope that will change in 2021, and McIntosh is aiming for a full stadium in Madison.
Capacity at the Badgers home is just over 80,000.
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.