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Badgers cancel open practice in Milwaukee

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Updated 8/9/17 5:05 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. – With weather forecasts calling for a strong chance of thunderstorms in the Milwaukee area in the early afternoon on Thursday, the Wisconsin football team was forced to change its plans and cancel its scheduled open practice that was to be held at Custer Stadium in Milwaukee.

“It’s disappointing that we’re unable to go to Milwaukee,” head coach Paul Chryst said. “I know there was a lot of planning that took place and I’d like to thank Bill Molbeck of Milwaukee Public Schools for all his help. Our hope is to be able to visit at some point in the future.”

Unfortunately, the logistics of moving a large number of people and the equipment needed to hold practice made it necessary to make a decision on Wednesday. After checking various weather forecasts throughout the day, including contacting meteorologists in the Milwaukee area, the forecasts did not improve.

MADISON, Wis. — Badgers fans in the Milwaukee area hoping to get a sneak peek at the football team before the season-opener on Sept. 1 have their opportunity on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Milwaukee Public Schools' Custer Stadium. UW will host an open practice, including a scrimmage session, from approximately 1:30-3:30 p.m., gates open an 12:30 p.m.  Admission to the event is free.

"I thought it was a good idea for our program to visit a part of the state that is so often driving to Madison to see us," UW head coach Paul Chryst said. "This is a thank you to those people as well as an opportunity for some who may not be able to make it to our games to see our team and interact with our players."

Team posters and other giveaways will be available while supplies last. A number of kids' activities will be available.

Custer Stadium is located at 4300 Fairmont Ave. in Milwaukee.

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