Game on: Badgers to play LSU at Lambeau Field
According to a published report, the UW Regents have approved Wisconsin Badgers taking the hallowed ground of Lambeau Field to play LSU on September 3, 2016.
Journal Sentinel reporter Don Walker reports that the Badgers will receive $3 million from the Packers in the first-ever Badgers game at Lambeau.
The Packers would keep revenue from the game, according to Walker.
“We’re honored to be able to host two storied college football programs at Lambeau Field,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy in a statement released by the team.
“It will be an exciting weekend for football fans at our historic stadium. The Green Bay community will serve as an excellent host and we all look forward to seeing fans from both teams that weekend."
“I’m very excited about this game and I hope our fans are, too,” added UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez.
“We have a great working relationship with the Packers and Mark Murphy and I want to thank them for all their help in getting this game scheduled. It is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our program, a great experience for our players to play in one of the most revered stadiums in the country and a terrific chance for our fans to see us play a quality opponent in the state of Wisconsin.”
The teams will play a game in Houston next year.