The Wisconsin Badgers at American Family Field gave sports fans the crossover (pun intended) they didn’t know they needed, as Wisconsin hosted Kansas State and Stanford for a double basketball game -ball Friday under the same roof where the Milwaukee Brewers live. Converting a Major League Baseball field into a college basketball court, the more than unique setting has created an experience Badgers fans won’t soon forget.
Here are seven awesome images from the Wisconsin Badgers’ Brew City Battle games at AmFam Field:
Fans in attendance yesterday hoped Friday’s Battle of Brew City was just the first in a long streak, as more than 17,000 fans filled the available sections of American Family Field to enjoy basketball at the stadium.
Wisconsin’s Tyler Wahl made sure to take advantage of the sea of red that filled the Brewers stadium last night as he frequently excited Badgers fans after a few big moments throughout the contest.
Tyler Wahl wasn’t the only Badger to encourage crowd attendance, as rookie Connor Essegian also pumped up Wisconsin fans throughout the game.
Fans got their money’s worth on Friday, as the price of admission included not one but two Wisconsin basketball games. The Badgers women’s team hosted Kansas State for a game at 3:30 p.m., but unfortunately lost a double-digit first-half lead and were beaten 77-63.
Insert camouflage dad joke here. Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard and his staff showed their support for veterans on Veterans Day with their custom Wisconsin camouflage gear.
A non-game highlight came during the fourth quarter when House of Pain’s “Jump Around” played throughout the stadium, making the ballpark feel like Camp Randall. No one, however, jumped higher than Tyler Wahl as he celebrated Carter Gilmore’s dunk in the closing minutes, which helped seal the win for Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin men’s and women’s teams took to the field on Friday, but the real stars of the game were – as always at American Family Field – the Brewers’ infamous running sausages, who made a special appearance for two runs while throughout the day.