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Setting the Pace

A world-class track and field facility giving athletes—including the UO’s outstanding student-athletes—an unparalleled stage, while giving fans a theater for track, with comfortable seats, in-stadium amenities, amazing sight lines and intimacy to competition.

 

 

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Goodbye World, Love Oregon.

The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 has successfully concluded its ten day run at the University of Oregon. From July 15-24, the world experienced the magic of Hayward Field as well as the expertise and passion of the University of Oregon community.

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hayward experience board

 

The Hayward Experience

The Visual Experience Board at Hayward Field is 60 feet tall by 160 feet long and sits on an arc between the existing concourse ramp and the northern gates. The board debuted at the 2022 Pac-12 Championships. Its design takes queues from the stadium’s scale and materiality while the board’s swooping form is meant to exude speed and fluidity. The board showcases roughly 5,080 square-feet of video screen, making it the largest permanent video screen for a track and field stadium in the country. In addition to the screen, the north side of the board features a perforated metal image of legendary UO coach Bill Hayward, blending past and present and serving as a welcoming gesture to fans arriving from Powell Plaza.

View the Hayward Experience Board

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Celebrate the UO’s Legacy at Hayward Hall

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.

Starting June 21, it is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, closed during major events, including June 23-25 and July 2-24. Email haywardhall@uoregon.edu

Experience the Legacy

 

Marking 100 years
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.

 

Experience the Magic
of Hayward Field
"The fans are Hayward Field and
they bring that Hayward Field magic here.”
Video tour highlights the world-class home
of UO Track and Field.

 

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Hayward welcomes UO First Olympic Gold Medalist

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.

First There Was Otis

 

 

Hayward Field Flags
Celebrating Global Excellence

In a show of its international impact, the flags of 156 countries wave at Hayward Field which signifies the number of nations represented in senior-level competition at Historic Hayward Field, before construction began on the reimagined stadium in 2018.

Truly World Class

 

Hayward Field video display
Hayward Field
Fact Sheet

Construction Start: Summer 2018
Completion: 2020
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: 12,650 permanent seats; expandable to 25,000

 

distance runners Bill Dellinger (left) and Jim Bailey running at Hayward Field during a 1955 practice
Hayward Field History

In its 100-year history, Hayward Field has become the nation’s most storied track and field venue.

Hayward Field History

 

 

“It’s like a mixture between the Bird’s Nest and the Rose Bowl. It’s awesome.”

—Devon Allen