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Badger fans prepare to take over Pasadena


MADISON (WKOW) -- Expect a sea of red in the stands in Pasadena on New Year's Day.

The Wisconsin Alumni Association says 11 planes full of Badger fans will be leaving for California on Dec. 28 and 29 from Madison and Milwaukee, according to Milwaukee's Journal Sentinel.

That's about 2,200 fans, according to WAA officials.

The WAA sold approximately 3,300 travel packages. The packages did not include a ticket.

The WAA said they expect 40,000 Badger fans to attend a pep rally in California before the big game.

Rose Bowl officials had set aside as many as 37,000 tickets to the University of Wisconsin. UW meets TCU in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

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