Not all the Saturday night action in Wauwatosa is on the stages at Tosafest.
Game time for Iron Bowl XVI is 7 p.m. at Hart Park Stadium.
This is the third time in five years Wauwatosa's gridiron semi-pros have gone to the championship game, and with a 10-1 record, they face the only team that has beat them this year – the perfect 11-0 and defending champion Madison Mustangs.
That game was a thriller played in Middleton in which the Mustangs had to come from behind to score in the final minute for a 28-24 win over the Spartans. The Mustangs are four-time Iron Bowl champs.
Other than that close loss, Tosa's Spartans have enjoyed a great year, with 20 players named league all-stars, 16 of them on the first team.
But the Mustangs always seem to stand in the way. Saturday's game is a rematch of Iron Bowl XV, with Madison taking the trophy.
Win or lose, there's to enjoy before, during and after the game.
Sponsor , right across State Street from the stadium, is hosting an Iron Bowl Kickoff Party that starts at 3 p.m., when the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregan State Beavers in a televised matchup.
During the party, Iron Bowl tickets will be pre-sold at $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for kids.
During the Badger game, Leff's will feature the following food and drink specials:
- $5 On Wisconsin Burgers
- $2 Ballpark Nachos, Soft Pretzels & Cheese Fries
- $12 Pizza & A Pitcher
- Free Badger Shots for Every Bucky Touchdown
- Spin the Prize Wheel Every Quarter, Buy a Leinie's Red for Entry
- Specials on Leinie's Red during the game