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Playing Facilities

University Bay

 The University Bay fields serve as practice and occasional game space for the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse, Rugby, and Ultimate teams. They are located near the University Hospital off the shore of Lake Mendota.


McClain Facility

McClain Facility

 The Dave McClain Athletic Facility, opened in 1988, is a symbol of the Athletic Department's commitment to maintaining a first-class sports program.

The 166,264-square foot facility compares favorably with the best indoor training centers in the nation. Named in honor of the late Wisconsin football coach Dave McClain, the structure provides a suitable environment for football and lacrosse practice during inclement weather. McClain, the Badgers' coach from 1978-85, led the UW to bowl games in 1981, 1982 and 1984. He died of a heart attack in the spring of 1986.

Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (SHELL)

 The Wisconsin men's track and field team hosted the 1999 Big Ten Indoor Championship at its indoor home, the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center on Feb. 20-21. Also known as the "Shell," it is located next to Camp Randall Stadium and adjacent to the McClain Facility. The UW hosted the indoor conference championship in 1993 as well. The Badgers also host the Badger Track Classic each year, the first meet of the year for Wisconsin, held on Jan. 15-16.

Completely resurfaced for 1996, the Shell now offers a 200-meter Martin Surfacing encapsulated urethane track. The $800,000 project included making wider turns, an added jump pit and a new competitive pole vault area. Wisconsin athletes currently hold 12 different Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center records.

The SHELL also serves as a conditioning and fitness center for Lacrosse team workouts.




Near West Fields

Developed as part of the Wisconsin Rec Sports Renovation, and finished in the fall of 2017, this area features more than three football fields worth of playable area. Surfaced with synthetic turf, these fields are available for use in nearly all weather conditions, and are frequently used by the Wisconsin Lacrosse Club for practices and games.