Photo Credit: Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC

Forward Madison FC announced today that they will host the UW-Madison Men’s Soccer team for a special exhibition game on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

The ‘Battle for Madison,’ which is included in Forward season ticket packages, will give fans a chance to see their city’s professional club take on its collegiate counterpart at Breese Stevens Field.

“Having our professional club and the city’s top college team get together shows that we’re committed to building a soccer culture in Madison,” said FMFC head coach Daryl Shore in a statement. “This city has demonstrated that it’s passionate about the sport, so we’re giving them a night to enjoy top-level soccer at its best.”

Forward Madison hosted UW-Madison last year as well, winning 2-0 in the Flamingos’ first game at Breese Stevens Field on April 16.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our players to see how they stack up against professional players,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said in a statement. “I would like to thank COO Conor Caloia and head coach Daryl Shore for giving our program a great game at Breese Stevens Field and I know our players are excited.”