Iowa State track athletes train and compete in one of the finest indoor facilities in the world. Iowa State’s $13 million Lied Recreation-Athletic Facility complements Iowa State’s outdoor track complex. The combination gives Cyclones track athletes first-rate, year-round practice facilities. The Lied Recreation-Athletic Facility was the site of the 1998, 2000, 2007, 2014 and 2015 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The indoor facility includes a 300-meter track with eight 42-inch lanes, making it the largest and one of the fastest indoor surfaces in the world. The polyurethane surface maximizes the power of the runner and the long straightaways and sweeping curves make the track a magnet for the finest runners. Over the summer of 1999 the track was resurfaced at a cost of over $600,000 with a mondo surface, showing ISU’s commitment to be the best in the nation.
There is portable seating for 2,000 spectators and excellent field event facilities. The facility includes four pole vault runways and two long jump/triple jump pits.
The facility also includes lockers, showers, sauna and steam rooms for Iowa State athletes and a state-of-the-art sports medicine center. ISU athletes utilize the large, modern training and fitness center, which enhances weight training and conditioning programs.
The Iowa State track program, which its proud record of national and conference championships teams, Olympic athletes and individual champions, is raised to even higher levels by the facility.
The Iowa State wrestling room also calls the second floor of the Lied Recreational Center home. The 6,500 square foot wrestling room has housed the tradition-rich Cyclone wrestling program since 1990
The world-class facility features three collegiate-sized wrestling mats as well as pull-up bars and climbing ropes.
Lied Recreation Center Track