With a history as rich and full of tradition as Oregon cross country and track and field, the stories of achievement and moments of celebration are endless and ongoing.
The resurrection of the newly imagined Hayward Field at the University of Oregon has allowed for all that history and all those stories—a lot of them, anyway—to occupy one spot.
That spot is Hayward Hall.
Effort provides prime seats for aspiring young track and field athletes and fans to experience the magic of Hayward Field. For the Prefontaine Classic, a total of 658 seats in the north end will be provided to Eugene area youth groups through outreach to the community.
of Hayward Field
In this panel discussion from the 100 year anniversary of the track at Hayward Field, May 14, 2021, Paul Swangard, Hayward Field announcer, Todd Van Horne, who served as creative director and visual branding lead on Hayward Field, Jeff Yrazabal, SRG Partnership design principal/architect, discuss the Hayward Field fan experience with season ticket holders.
they bring that Hayward Field magic here.”
The medals honor the past and celebrate the future of the incredible Hayward Field at the University of Oregon with wood inlays made from salvaged historic Hayward Field materials.
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As part of its highly anticipated outdoor schedule, the Oregon track and field team will host five meets at the newly reimagined Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The Ducks' first home competition in nearly three years will be the Hayward Premiere, set for April 2-3. The meet will be the first in Eugene since the 2018 NCAA Championships.
Hayward Field at the University of Oregon weaves 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.
“A new facility will add to the mystique, the motivation, of what’s next for the university and the program.”
After two years away from their home facility, the Ducks returned
to Hayward Field at the University of Oregon for a first look
at their new, re-imagined home.
The newly remodeled Hayward Field includes a nine-floor tower with individual floors honoring the Ducks' eight Olympic gold medalists, of which Otis Davis became the first by winning the 400 meters in Rome on Sept. 6, 1960.
In a show of its international impact, the flags of 156 countries will wave at Hayward Field which signifies the number of nations represented in senior-level competition at the world-renowned facility.
“...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.”