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.
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.”
Hayward Field at the University of Oregon will now serve as the host site for six of the next seven NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships from 2024 through 2027.
The University of Oregon is leading a public process spanning the community for use of materials salvaged from Historic Hayward Field. Many materials were repurposed in the renovated facility. Community members can apply to use remaining elements.
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.”