Thursday Night Badgers' Game Could be Challenging

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department is paying overtime for 16 Madison police officers to patrol neighborhoods around Camp Randall Thursday night. That's 12 more officers than UW usually pays for during a Badger home game.

Police say residents around the football stadium have raised concerns about the noise level and traffic coming from tens of thousands of people leaving the Badgers' game on its first Thursday night game in 11 years. Lt. David McCaw says that with Thursday being the first day of classes for the Madison School District, some parents are concerned about getting their children to sleep.

The State Journal says the Badgers' season opener is also expected to create some headaches during the afternoon rush hour for workers heading home.

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