Hayward Field will be the finest track and field facility in the world, while weaving 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.
The conference championships will mark the first event hosted at Hayward Field since reconstruction started in summer of 2018. The 2020 Pac-12 Championships will be held May 16-17 in Eugene.
In keeping with the University of Oregon’s constant pursuit of excellence, Hayward Field is intended to be the finest track and field facility in the world. Crews have poured concrete for the entire concourse level, as the project takes shape in anticipation of opening in Spring 2020.
Construction Starts: Summer 2018
Architects: SRG of Portland
General Contractor: Hoffman Construction
Funding: Fully funded by gifts from Penny and Phil Knight and more than 50 other donors
Capacity: 12,500 permanent seats; expandable to 25,000
“A new facility will add to the mystique, the motivation, of what’s next for the university and the program.”
See what some of the University of Oregon's former track and field athletes have to say about the Hayward Field renovation.
Former Ducks national champion and UO board member Rudy Chapa shares a few stories about Hayward Field from his freshman year in the 1970s.
“...as much as we love tradition, you have to go forward and I’m excited about the future.”
“It’s like a mixture between the Bird’s Nest and the Rose Bowl. It’s awesome.”