Wisconsin’s open football practice in Milwaukee, which was scheduled for Thursday, has been cancelled, per a release from Wisconsin athletics.
According to Wednesday’s release, Thursday’s weather forecast contained a strong chance thunderstorms that would obviously make practice unsuitable for both the Badgers players and the large number of attendees.
“It’s disappointing that we’re unable to go to Milwaukee,” head coach Paul Chryst said in a statement. “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.”
The release noted that Wisconsin’s decision to cancel practice came Wednesday as a result of the large amount of equipment necessary for practice, as well as the players and fans which would be present. Also per the release, Wisconsin checked multiple weather forecasts during Wednesday, and when the weather did not improve they decided they would cancel.
Wisconsin announced its open practice in Milwaukee two weeks ago, with Chryst explaining the benefit of Wisconsin visiting Milwaukee to reporters.
“I’ve always felt like it would be great for Wisconsin to go to Milwaukee,” Chryst told Land of 10’s Jesse Temple. “You appreciate all the fans from the Milwaukee area that come here all the time. For us to go, and I think it’s good for our players to have to go practice on a field that they’re not used to. It’ll be open to the public, so the people there.”
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