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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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they bring that Hayward Field magic here.”
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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 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.
“It’s like a mixture between the Bird’s Nest and the Rose Bowl. It’s awesome.”