Badger Fans Prepare For Bowl Game

By: Paige Lambrecht
By: Paige Lambrecht

Airfare, a four night stay at the team hotel, your ticket to the big bowl game, all are included in the deluxe travel package offered by the wisconsin Alumni association.

"It is for alumni and fans and anyone that would care to be part of the official university tour," says Paula Bonner with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

But there's one catch.

Where bowl-bound teams will be playing hasn't officially been announced yet.

"We're thinking Capitol One Bowl which is played January 1 down in Orlando against a southeast conference opponent."

Bonner and other alumni are so confident, they've already printed brochures detailing package deals to Orlando.

A newspaper ad invites fans to "Follow the badgers to the capitol one bowl ... or wherever they end up."

$1-2,000 will get you the alumni deluxe deal, but if you want to shop around for a cheaper deal, travel agent Peggy Abel with Gulliver's Travels says be flexible.

"To have some versatility as far as your departing city. Take the bus to Chicago, see what you can get. There's a lot more carriers that fly out of the chicago area."

Abel found round trip tickets for $250 dollars, if you don't come back until Wednesday, the 3rd.

"But when I'm pricing out coming back on Tuesday it's jumping to about $500 plus."

And if you travel with just one thing, Abel says make sure you're already guaranteed a seat at the stadium.

"That ticket is key. Watch out for scams down there. The counterfeiters are getting amazingly good at this."

Getting there is supposed to be half the fun, but Bonner says being there will give you most of your memories.

"Whatever way you come down, let's have a big sea of red in the orlando stadium for the big capitol one bowl."

For more information from the Alumni Association, go to www.uwalumni.com/bowltours


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