Wisconsin Athletics announced this afternoon that the 2018 Wisconsin Football spring game has been cancelled due to impending inclement weather. Regardless of potentially nicer future weather, the game will not be rescheduled.
UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast calling for a strong chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms on Friday, the @BadgerFootball Spring Game has been cancelled
In addition, the Badgers Sports’ Kids Fair has also been cancelledhttps://t.co/CmPH0jI7ic
— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) April 10, 2018
Per a UW Athletics press release, the physical safety of student athletes is a top concern.
“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.”
According to the press release, head coach Paul Chryst expressed his condolences.
“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.”
Those who purchased tickets will be refunded.