Wisconsin cancels Spring Game

Fans who bought tickets to the Spring Game will get a refund. No further action is needed.

Madison - The 2018 Wisconsin Spring Football Game has been canceled. It was originally scheduled for Friday night at 6:00 P.M., but a forecast that includes heavy rain caused school officials to make the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The game will not be rescheduled.

“The safety of our student-athletes and fans is our utmost priority,” UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. “The weather forecast has been pretty consistent in calling for a good chance of rain and thunderstorms on Friday. We thought it was best to make the call early to give the numerous groups involved in the game, including our team, our fans, our media partners and staff, notice of the cancellation as soon as possible.”

In addition to the Spring Game, the Badger Sports Kids’ Fair, which had been scheduled to take place in the McClain Center from 4:30-6 p.m., is cancelled. The McClain Center will now be used for football practice.

“It’s certainly disappointing for our fans who wanted a chance to see our team and for our players who always look forward to playing in Camp Randall,” head coach Paul Chryst said. “Unfortunately some things are beyond your control.”

Fans who bought tickets for the Spring Game in advance will receive refunds. Those who purchased tickets with a credit or debit card will have their purchase automatically refunded. No further action is required.

The Bucky’s Locker Room Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale will continue as scheduled Thursday through Sunday. It will be located at Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium.