Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex
702 Walnut Street
Madison, Wis. 53706
The McClimon Complex is located on the corner of Walnut Street and Observatory
Drive at 702 Walnut Street on the northwest side of the UW Campus.
From the east side of Madison:
From Interstate 90/39, take Hwy 12/18 west. After 4.6 miles, merge on John Nolen
Drive via ext 263. Turn left on US-151 S/N. Shore Drive. Follow US-151 S for
0.7 miles. Stay straight to go onto Regent Street. After 1.5 miles, turn right
on N. Allen Street. Turn left on University Ave. Turn right on Walnut Street.
The McClimon Complex is on the left.
From the west side of Madison: From Hwy 12/18, head east on
Mineral Point Road. Turn left on South Whitney Way. After one mile, turn right
on Old Middleton Road. Take a slight right onto University Ave. After 1.8 miles,
turn left on Walnut Street. The McClimon Complex is on the left.
The Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex
The Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex is the home of the UW men's and women's track and field and the men's and women's soccer teams. The facility, which is fully lighted, was completed during the fall of 1993. Named for the former UW men's track and field and cross country coach Dan McClimon, the complex features a newly resurfaced 400-meter Martin rubber track. The track, which was the site of the 1994 Big Ten Conference Outdoor Track Championship, surrounds the Olympic size, natural grass soccer field.
With the resurfacing of the Badgers' outdoor track in 1992, Wisconsin now offers one of the elite facilities combinations in the Midwest. The UW's $2 million investment in the outdoor and indoor track surfaces gives the Badgers the advantage of training and competing under ideal conditions.
Excellent for both sprinters and distance runners, the Dan McClimon Memorial Track is the jewel of the Badger track and field facilities. In May 1994, Wisconsin hosted the Big Ten Outdoor Track Championship and nine track records were set over the two-day conference meet. In 1993, it provided the setting for Wisconsin's first home outdoor track and field action in more than two years. The outdoor home of the Badgers since 1959, the facility underwent a $1.4 million renovation in 1992.
The new 400-meter, eight-lane track is made of a polyurethane "Martin 2000" surface. The track surrounds a spacious field events area which doubles as a soccer field. The field features a steeplechase water jump, six jump pits, three discus circles, four shot put throwing circles, two pits each for the high jump and pole vault, and two javelin throwing runways.
Both the men's and women's soccer teams play their home games at the McClimon Complex as well. Wisconsin played all day games until 1994 when light standards were installed, allowing night games. The press box sits atop the bleachers on the west side of the field since its installation for the 1993 Big Ten Championship.
Capacity & Parking
General bleacher seating is available for more than 2,000 fans with additional seating available on the grassy embankment surrounding the bleachers. Total capacity at the complex is 4,500. A large parking area is available just north of the complex with free parking on the weekends and after working hours on weekdays.