MADISON (WKOW) -- The UW Badger football team is back in Camp Randall Stadium again on Saturday for the season opener against Northern Iowa. It's a day fans have been waiting on for months.
"As soon as you park your car about 15-20 blocks away, you can step out of your car and the city's just buzzing, so I mean there's nothing like it, it's great," says Andy Dalsing, a fan from Dubuque, IA.
Fans say they're looking forward to a great football season.
"I'd really like to see what this new quarterback is going to do," says Ray Genrich, from Cross Plains. "They say they got a quarterback, Wisconsin, that can match [Russell] Wilson. I want to see if [Danny O'Brien]'s as good as they say."
University of Wisconsin-Madison police and other agencies are out in full force around the stadium.
"We've got over 80,000 people that show up in the stadium, and we have enough security between our agency, the security agency that's brought on, other law enforcement to be able to staff the event and make sure its safe for everybody who is in attendance," says Sgt. Aaron Chapin.
On Saturday, officials are dealing with more traffic, more people-- and more alcohol. With an afternoon game, police may have to hand out more tickets than expected, because some fans spend the day drinking in excess.
Last year's home opener kickoff against UNLV was at 7 p.m. 18 people were arrested and UW Police gave out 21 citations. 39 people were ejected from the game.
Later last season, at the night game against Nebraska, police handed out double the number of tickets, arresting 36 people and kicking 77 out from the game. Most of the citations were given for underage drinking.
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