It's official: Wisconsin and LSU will open the 2016 season by playing each other at Green Bay's Lambeau Field.
The Wisconsin board of regents approved the contract for the game on Friday, clearing the way for the Badgers' first-ever game at the home of the Green Bay Packers. The game will be played Sept. 3, 2016.
"I'm very excited about this game and I hope our fans are, too," Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. "It is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our program, a great experience for our players to play in one of the most revered stadiums in the country and a terrific chance for our fans to see us play a quality opponent in the state of Wisconsin."