Hayward Field

University of Oregon / Phit

Hayward Field

University of Oregon / Phit

Hayward Field

University of Oregon / Phit

Hayward Field

University of Oregon / Phit

Hayward Field

University of Oregon / Phit

Hayward Field

University of Oregon / Phit

“A World-Class Track and Field Facility” Set to Open in 2020

"Hayward Field will be a world-class track and field facility that will weave its way into the campus fabric in a host of ways. The fans who pack the stands and roar in support of the world’s best athletes will still be right on top of the action; only, now they will enjoy unobstructed views from every one of the spacious seats in an arena that visually represents the state of Oregon. Runners, jumpers, and throwers hoping to add to the 20 world records set at Hayward Field will enjoy state-of-the-art locker rooms, practice spaces, and athletic medicine rooms. Students and researchers in the Department of Human Physiology will make groundbreaking discoveries in new laboratory and classroom spaces."

Read more: UO Hayward Field Renovation

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Create a “Theater” for Track and Field

  • Unobstructed sight lines throughout
  • Great acoustics
  • A new nine-lane track
  • Intimacy, a proximity of spectators to athletes
  • All seating will be in the form of spacious 22-inch seats with generous and comfortable 44-inch tread depth throughout the stadium
  • The first row of seats will sit on track level, mere feet from the outside lane
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Create a Structure that is Open and Airy

  • View to the surrounding green landscape and hillside
  • Maximize natural daylight
  • Create a unifying iconic roof
  • Provide a continuous roof element for spatial enclosure, intimacy, and acoustics
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Create a Heroic Wood Roof Structure

  • Showcase Oregon history, culture, and forest products. As Bill Bowerman said before the 1974 Hayward Renovation, “Oregon is wood and wood is Oregon.”