Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Jane Sanders Softball Stadium

University of Oregon

Elevating the Player-Fan Connection

Demands on student athletes are intense. With a full credit load, day and night practice, and constant travel, not to mention a part-time job or maintaining friend and family relationships, there’s more to admire than just an athlete’s performance on the field. The University of Oregon understands this and is committed to supporting their hardworking athletes. University of Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens asked us to create the best fan and player experience in collegiate athletics. The SRG team was not just designing a stadium; we were designing a place to promote a community of champions where fans and players come together to celebrate the power of collegiate athletics.

Size

1,500 seats; 46,300 sf softball complex; 19,100 Enclosed space

Year Complete

2016

Sustainability

Targeted LEED Gold

Project Tags

Awards

DJC Top Project, First Place, Education, 2017
DJC Top Project, People's Choice, Education, 2017
Engineering News Record, Project of the Year, Athletics, 2016
Architecture 2030 Challenge, 2016

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A Home That Reflects a Sense of Unity

SRG worked with UO Athletics to fully integrate the Duck brand into the stadium. Bold yellows pop out from the stealthy, black façade of the box office and team building. The iconic wing-shaped structure soars high above the concourse and seating bowl and has become synonymous with Oregon softball’s innovative brand. Key themes—stealth, feathers, the Sanders Family donor story and tie to the local wood industry—influenced the design process and appear in the forms and materials. The outcome is a unique and identifiable visual articulation of the UO softball story—combining innovation, ducks in flight, the Sanders Family, and sport.

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Consolidating Team Facilities

Jane Sanders Stadium consolidates three integral facilities — stadium, team building, player development building — in one location. Before, these facilities were scattered across campus. The team practiced in a shared facility, received medical support in another location, and played games at a third location. Athlete growth is supported on every level in the new integrated facility. Now athletes can work out throughout the day in a state-of-the-art training facility, complete with computer-aided batting technique analysis and a room for watching game films.

Through the generosity of Mr. Sanders and the Sanders family, the dream of a state-of-the-art softball stadium is now a reality. Jane Sanders Stadium delivers on the vision of an exceptional student-athlete experience and an outstanding fan experience.

Rob Mullens, University of Oregon Athletic Director

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Sustainable Design

The Stadium was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, a unique accomplishment in the world of sports facilities. The building also meets UO’s aggressive Oregon Model for Sustainable Development, with an energy reduction of 35% over Oregon Energy Code. The building also reduces water usage by 37% with low-flow fixtures and irrigation savings measures. Turf was chosen for the outfield for its low irrigation and maintenance requirements. The stadium bowl is built from a prefab system. The components have a high recycled content, are easily maintained, and at the end of their useful life, can be deconstructed and recycled again.