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Here's some general information and frequently asked questions about the WIAA State Football Tournament.
When is the tournament and when are the games?
The tournament is held this Thursday and Friday. Here is the game schedule:
2021 Football State Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 18-19
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
Thursday, Nov. 18
Div. 7: 10 a.m. - Reedsville (12-1) vs. Coleman (13-0)
Div. 6: 1 p.m. - Colby (11-1) vs. Saint Mary's Springs (12-2)
Div. 5: 4 p.m. - Aquinas (13-0) vs. Mayville (11-2)
Div. 4: 7 p.m. - Ellsworth (12-0) vs. Catholic Memorial (13-0)
Friday, Nov. 19
Div. 3: 10 a.m. - Rice Lake (11-2) vs. Pewaukee (10-2)
Div. 2: 1 p.m. - Waunakee (13-0) vs. Homestead (11-2)
Div. 1: 4 p.m. - Franklin (13-0) vs. Sun Prairie (13-0)
Where is the state tournament held?
All games of the State Football Tournament are held at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. Click here for a map of the surrounding area. A seating chart and stadium diagram can be found here.
What are COVID provisions?
The University of Wisconsin COVID policies will be in place for the championship games at Camp Randall Stadium. All ticketed fans will be required to wear masks when in an indoor area of Camp Randall Stadium, regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. Masks will not be required in outdoor public spaces. Fully vaccinated individuals should consider wearing a mask in areas of high likelihood of transmission. In addition, masks are strongly encouraged for individuals not fully vaccinated.
Where can I park?
There are several parking ramps around the Stadium that will have special events parking available. Note that you may need to park on the street, and it can be difficult to find parking close to the event. Be sure to check posted parking signs and information to avoid tickets.
How much are tickets and where can I get them?
The WIAA uses GoFan Ticketing for all digital and cashless tickets. Admission for a single game is $11 plus online fees for adults and students. An all-day pass for Thursday is $30 plus online fees, and $25 for an all-day pass for Friday’s games. All tickets must be redeemed on a mobile device. To purchase tickets, visit the WIAA website at: https://www.wiaawi.org/Tickets. Children 2-years old or younger do not require a ticket.
What can I take into the game?
Food, beverages, containers, large bags, strollers, weapons, inflatables, noisemakers, and others are NOT allowed. Items that are allowed include diaper bags, umbrellas, blankets, jackets, medical items, seat cushions, binoculars (without case), cameras (without bag), and small bags (6.5" x4.5"). In addition, a one-gallon clear bag is allowed, as is a clear tote up to 12"x6"x12". For more details, please see the full Carry-In Policy here. Note that event staff will check bags and likely ask you to unzip your coat for a visual inspection.
Are the games on TV?
Yes, the championship games of all seven divisions will be televised live on Bally Sports Wisconsin. Access your cable listings for the channel in your area. All the games will be available in high definition, and will be streamed live on the Bally Sports Wisconsin App with cable provider authentication.
Are the games on the radio?
Yes, there are many radio stations that will carry the games. Check your local listings.
Where can I find coverage of the tournament online?
WisSports.net is your home for the most complete coverage. You can check out our Playoff Central page for previews and other stories from throughout the playoffs. We’ll also have plenty of coverage from Camp Randall as well.
Where can I find results from the games?
Follow all the games on our site, including the Scoreboard page.
Where can I eat?
Camp Randall has full concessions, but many fans choose to venture out between games or sessions. A number of fine eating establishments are within walking distance as well.
Who has the best coverage of the State Football Finals?
We here at WisSports.net are your home for all things football, including the state finals. We'll have full coverage leading up to the games, full coverage from the games, and more. Be sure to follow WSN General Manager and Football Writer Travis Wilson on Twitter at @travisWSN for updates on the games, the sights, the sounds, the environment, and of course the press box food throughout the week.
Travis Wilson serves as the WisSports.net General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.
For the latest and most up to date football news and recruiting information, follow Travis on Twitter @travisWSN. Email story ideas, recruiting info, etc. to Travis at travis(at)wissports.net.