On the strength of a historic season that saw the Badgers go 12-0 in the regular season for the first time in school history, Wisconsin will cap the season with another first.
After finishing sixth in the final College Football Playoff rankings, UW was chosen to face No. 10 Miami in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on Dec. 30.
It will be Wisconsin’s first appearance in the Orange Bowl, which has been in existence since 1935. The Badgers will make their second straight appearance in a New Year’s Six bowl, having defeated Western Michigan, 24-16, in the Cotton Bowl last year.
“I’m extremely proud of our guys for earning this opportunity,” head coach Paul Chryst said. “The Orange Bowl has a tremendous history and I know we will be treated in a first-class manner. Miami is a really good team and our guys are really excited for the opportunity to play such a high quality opponent.”
It is UW’s 11th bowl game in the state of Florida. The Badgers have gone 5-5 in their previous 10 Florida bowl appearances, including a 34-31 overtime victory over Auburn in the 2015 Outback Bowl.
This will be the second time Wisconsin and Miami have squared off in a bowl game. The Badgers defeated the Hurricanes, 20-14, in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando. Overall, the series between the two teams is tied 2-2.
Donors and Season Ticket Holders
The exclusive period for donors to Wisconsin Athletics and football season ticket holders to request tickets to the Orange Bowl runs through Monday, Dec. 4 at noon CT. Requests can be made online or by calling the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office at 1.800.GO.BADGERS. Tickets are $230 or $170, depending on the location.
Student tickets will go on sale to football student season ticket holders beginning Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. CT and lasting until 10 p.m., or until supplies last. Tickets will be sold online at UWBadgers.com. Students may purchase up to two tickets. An allotment of 1,000 student tickets is available at a price of $50 each.
If tickets are available following the exclusive periods for donors to Wisconsin Athletics, football season ticket holders and student season ticket holders, Wisconsin will hold a general public sale beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5 at noon CT. In-person orders at the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office, phone orders made by calling 1.800.GO.BADGERS and online orders at UWBadgers.com will begin Tuesday.
Wisconsin Athletics is pleased to have two experienced travel partners to provide Badger fans with complete Orange Bowl travel packages.
The Wisconsin Alumni Association offers the Official Badger Bowl Tour including charter-air and land-only options with deluxe accommodations and exclusive events, perks, access, convenience, and camaraderie. All are welcome to book now.
Wisconsin-based Funjet Vacations is once again ready to take fans to the big game with complete travel packages featuring nonstop airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations, ground transportation in the destination and more! Reserve your spot.
Reserve your spot: funjet.com/badgers
For complete information on the Orange Bowl, please visit UWBowlCentral.com.