By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff
UW-Whitewater plays Wisconsin basketball in an exhibition game this Friday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kohl Center, Madison. The only remaining tickets are in the “nosebleed” section for $29 including ticket fee. Click here for tickets.
Know Before You Go: Basketball at the Kohl Center
It’s been over 18 months since the Wisconsin basketball team has played a game in front of a crowd at the Kohl Center, and we can’t wait to have fans back!
To prepare for our return to the Kohl Center this season, we wanted to share our latest gameday information regarding a safe fan experience and digital ticketing. For more information on carry-in policy and further details, visit our fan policies page.
As a reminder, gates open 90 minutes prior to opening tip and we encourage fans to arrive early!
In accordance with UW-Madison Covid-19 guidelines, all fans attending UW men’s basketball games, and all Kohl Center events, will be required to wear masks at all times when inside the Kohl Center regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking.
For your safety and the safety of others, Wisconsin Athletics asks fans to please stay home if you aren’t feeling well.
The health and safety of our fans remains our top priority. We will continue to work closely with local and campus health officials to ensure a safe game day experience.
Cash will not be accepted at any concession stands. Patrons may pay with Apple Pay/Google Pay, credit or debit card.
The Kohl Center restrooms are equipped with touchless toilets, sinks, soap and towel dispensers.
DIGITAL TICKETING (Digital Ticketing FAQ)The fastest and most convenient way to access your mobile season tickets is by using the Badgers app. Fans who need to download the app for the first time can search “Wisconsin Badgers” in the App Store or Google Play Store. To learn more about mobile tickets, please visit UWBadgers.com/digitalticketing. Once you download the Badgers app, please follow these simple steps on your smartphone: Mobile tickets must be downloaded to your mobile wallet in advance of arrival to the Kohl Center. Mobile tickets may also be accessed by logging onto your Wisconsin Athletics ticket account on UWBadgers.com using a web browser on your smartphone, or by clicking on the individual game tickets in your season ticket delivery email on your smartphone.
- Open your Badgers app.
- Click on Tickets at the bottom right of the screen.
- Choose Manage Tickets.
- Enter the email address and password associated with your Wisconsin Athletics ticket account.
- Select the match under My Tickets.
- Tap the Apple Wallet or Google Pay App icon to add the tickets to your mobile wallet.
Your tickets are now saved in your mobile wallet for use on game day.
Fans choosing print-at-home tickets will also enjoy easy, contactless entrance to Badgers events. Fans will have their digital tickets emailed to the email address on record with the Athletic Ticket Office. Each ticket must be printed off separately on a standard 8.5×11 sheet of white paper. Print-at-home tickets displayed on a mobile device will not be accepted at the gates.
There will be a mix of pedestal and handheld ticket scanners for entry into the Kohl Center. For tickets displayed on a smartphone, we recommend have the screen brightness all the way up for optimal scanning.
Cannot attend a game and want to send your mobile tickets to a friend or family member? Arriving separately from the rest of your party? Use our newly enhanced Ticket Transfer service. Ticket Transfer works well with the Badgers app and allows you to send your mobile tickets via text message or email for free. For more information, please visit UWBadgers.com/digitalticketing.
KOHL CENTER ENTRY/CARRY-IN POLICY
Doors open 90 minutes before each game. Fans are encouraged to review the carry-in policy.
ARRIVE EARLY (Approx. Entry Times)
• 90-45 minutes before: No delays (less than 1 minute to enter)
• 45-25 minutes before: Moderate delays (5-10 minutes to enter)
• 25 minutes – opening tip: Longer delays (15-25 minutes to enter)
Metal detectors will continue to be used as part of the security screening at the Kohl Center, but fans will no longer need to remove cell phones, keys or other personal items as they walk through the detectors. All bags will still be subject to search upon entry.
Wisconsin Athletics is proud to partner with StubHub, the ‘Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace’ of the Wisconsin Badgers. This exciting partnership with StubHub allows you more freedom in pricing, number of ticket listings and lets you reach more ticket buyers than ever before. Unable to attend a match and want to sell your tickets? Or, looking to purchase tickets to a match? Be sure to visit StubHub as all purchases are fully supported by the UW Ticket Office. Only purchase tickets from a trusted source.
Wisconsin Athletics is proud to partner with the Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a nonprofit organization founded by veterans dedicated to support and honor the US. military community, veterans and their families. By partnering with Vet Tix, Wisconsin Athletics supports the mission of Vet Tix of providing tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Vet Tix supports our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country. Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently serving military and veterans. Vet Tix secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation. Since 2008, Vet Tix has given out over 7.5 million tickets and are active in all 50 states! For more information about Vet Tix, click here.
Donating tickets to Vet Tix is a FREE electronic service for volleyball, football, women’s hockey, men’s hockey, women’s basketball, wrestling and men’s basketball.