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Sunday, March 03, 2024
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Halloween weekend Badger football game sees season-high arrests

Twenty-four arrests were made during Saturday’s Halloween game at Camp Randall Stadium.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department (UWPD) released arrest and citation statistics following the Wisconsin Badgers’ 10-24 loss to Ohio State Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. 

During the game, 60 individuals were ejected, 28 of which were UW-Madison students. This marks the highest number of ejections recorded so far this season.

UWPD issued 25 citations, 21 of which were for UW-Madison students. 22 citations were related to underage drinking, while the remainder pertained to trespassing, possession of alcohol and false identification.

24 fans were arrested during the game, with 20 of them registered as UW-Madison students.

“We make sure to plan in advance before game days in order to ensure public safety during large-scale events like this,” UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott said. “We have a good system in place, and that's just from experience — we’ve been doing gameday for years now.” 

Camp Randall operated at 95% capacity during Saturday’s sold-out Halloween game.

Paramedics were called to the stadium nine times during Saturday's game, in addition to 15 first aid calls. Four individuals contacted had a blood alcohol content of .20 or higher.

Lovicott highlighted the department's collaboration with other agencies for public safety.

"We partner with other agencies, such as Madison Police Department and the Dane County Sheriff's Department, to ensure the well-being of everyone attending," Lovicott said.

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