The Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex is one of the most attractive soccer and track and field venues in the Rocky Mountain region. Located a block east of the athletic department on the corner of 30th Street and Willett Drive, the facility is surrounded by beautiful pine trees and a view of several mountain ranges.
With seating for more than 700, fans have been able to watch Cowgirl soccer compete since Wyoming added the sport in 1995. UW has rewarded its supporters by winning more than 65 home games in its 17-year history. The facility also includes a separate field just for practices.
The complex became the outdoor home of the Wyoming track and field programs in 2006 when the 400-meter, eight-lane track received a new all-weather rubber surface. Thanks to a generous gift from the Louis S. Madrid estate, as well as contributions from families and fans honoring eight Wyoming cross country student-athletes who were tragically killed in a 2001 car accident, the venue received a renovation. The facility is named after Madrid, a former Wyoming track letterman who competed for the Cowboys from 1952 through 1955. The track is named the Memorial 8 Track in memory of those eight student-athletes.
The facility also features jumping pits, throwing rings, locker rooms and fan amenities. The 2009 Mountain West Track and Field Championships were hosted at the complex and UW annually hosts an outdoor meet.