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The Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex
Quick Facts
Opened: 1959
Home to: Men’s and Women’s Track & Field, Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Address: 702 Walnut Street
Madison, Wis. 53706
(608) 262-3256

The Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex is the home of the Wisconsin track and field and the men's and women's soccer teams. 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 2012 Big Ten Conference Outdoor Track Championship, surrounds the Olympic size, natural grass soccer field.

The complex is named after legendary UW men’s track and field coach Dan McClimon, who led the Badgers to their first NCAA cross country title in 1982. He coached 51 NCAA track and cross country All-Americans and three NCAA individual champions during his 12-year tenure. McClimon was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1983 during the midst of the track and field season.

Track & Field
First Event May 13, 1960
Capacity 1,011
Surface Martin 2000
Photo Gallery Track & Field Photos

Track Facility
Excellent for both sprinters and distance runners, the Dan McClimon Memorial Track is the jewel of the Badger track and field facilities. The men’s squad won the program’s 41st Big Ten title in 2012 when the Badgers hosted the outdoor championship. Nine Big Ten records fell along with 18 facility records during the three-day meet as over 2,000 fans attended the final day of the meet.

The Badgers also won the 2002 Big Ten title in dramatic fashion at McClimon, rallying on the final day of competition to win the team title.

In 1994, Wisconsin hosted the Big Ten Outdoor meet and nine track records were set over the two-day conference meet. The outdoor home of the Badgers since 1959, the facility underwent a $1.4 million renovation in 1992.

The 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.

First Event Sept. 4, 1993
Capacity 1,611
Home Record Men 104-64-17; Women 120-61-15
Photo Gallery Soccer Photos

Soccer Facility
The Dan McClimon Memorial Soccer Complex is home to both the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The complex sits on the shores of Lake Mendota in the Medical District at the University of Wisconsin. The location and state-of-the-art training facility located just to the west allow student-athletes to train and play on a beautiful natural grass surface.

The field maintenance staff who oversees University Ridge Golf Course, as well as the training facility at U-Bay and McClimon Complex, follows a strict maintenance program to keep the field in pristine condition. The surfaces of both the training facility are cut at a length of 3/4 inch to promote excellent quality of play for all soccer players. Prior to the start of the 2013 season, significant upgrades at both the training facility (installation of irrigation system) and new natural grass turf at McClimon were completed.

Stadium upgrades include semi-permanent bleachers along the east side of the field, allowing fans to get close to all the action. World Cup style signage surrounding the field allows players and spectators alike to enjoy match day at McClimon. General bleacher seating is available with capacity of more than 2,000 fans. The 2013 season saw some exciting soccer, culminating with the return of the Badgers men’s team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 18 years. For fan ease of access, a large parking area is available just north of the complex with free parking on weekends and after working hours on weekdays.

The McClimon Complex is also one of the nation’s toughest venues for visitors, as of late. The Badger men’s team entered the 2014 season with a 14-match unbeaten streak.

In addition, the facility features a custom double sided pole vault pit for the predominant winds. Two additional boxes on the north south runway were used for the first time in Big Ten championship history to accommodate the multiple flights of the men's decathlon pole vault. There are also two additional vault boxes on the high jump apron to accommodate the east or west wind when necessary.

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