Construction and Traffic

Week of June 15, 2020

Week of June 1, 2020

  • Track striping nearing completion.
  • Track-surface nearing completion throughout facility.
  • Landscaping continues.

Week of May 18, 2020

  • Hammer throw facility nearing completion, finished grading, with sod planned for coming days.
  • Crews to hang mesh netting on poles around hammer throw area.
  • Landscaping continues around the project.
  • Installation of seating nearly complete.

Week of May 4, 2020

  • Track surface complete, awaiting striping, slated for last half of May.
  • Infield sod is down and taking root.
  • Sod to be installed on hammer throw area.
  • Landscape installation continues.

Week of April 20, 2020

  • Grading in progress in hammer throw area south of the stadium.
  • Grading of infield in progress, in preparation for sod.
  • Work on new Powell Plaza nearing completion.

Week of April 6, 2020

  • Crews practicing social distancing, starting to paint interior of suites.
  • Stonework out front is going well.
  • Infield work progressing well, track surface is completed, awaiting striping.

Week of March 23, 2020

  • Perforated metal on tower nearly complete.
  • Rec field 1 one complete.

Week of March 9, 2020

  • Crews installing seats making good progress.
  • Lighting systems being tested/broken in.

Week of Feb. 24, 2020

  • Just under 600 people on the job site.
  • Poles for hammer throw netting south of stadium complete.
  • Seat installation underway.
  • Lighting and speakers requiring scaffolding nearing completion.
  • First panels installed on tower after installation of crown.

Week of Feb. 10, 2020

  • There are 575 people on the jobsite, including 150 electricians. Many crews are working six days a week.
  • Installation of seats is underway.
  • Lighting and sound installations nearing completion.
  • Crews currently mounting hardware for installation of graphic panels on tower.

Week of Feb. 3, 2020

Week of Jan. 24, 2020

  • There are 560 craft workers on the job site.
  • The asphalt base for the track is complete.
  • Fine grading of infield in preparation for sod is underway.
  • With exception of minor work on tower, structural steel work is complete.

Week of Jan. 13, 2020

  • Most days more than 550 craftspeople.
  • Infield work progressing well, with the first layer of asphalt in progress.
  • The tower dia-grid moving upward and around.
  • On the concourse level, scaffolding moving around for installation of lighting and speakers.  

Week of Dec. 23, 2019

  • About 550 craftspeople on the job, counting day and swing shifts.
  • Scaffolding going on east and west sides to install electrical, speakers and lighting.
  • Prepping the west athletic for new field turf, reclaiming all old turf.
  • On concourse level, metal framing underway, with plumbing work in restrooms and concessions.
  • Jobsite closed Dec. 24-26, with crews working Sunday, Dec. 22.

Week of Dec. 6, 2019

  • Up to 500 craftspeople on the job, 430 day, 70 on swing shift.
  • Large cranes removed, making way for progress on infield.  
  • Installation of speakers and lighting started on west grandstand.
  • Installation of track surface underway on practice level.

Week of November 11, 2019

  • About 460 craftspeople on the job site. 
  • Finalizing remaining glulam pieces. 
  • Interior finishes on practice and concourse levels progressing well. 

Week of Oct. 28, 2019

  • Last steel bent support has been installed. Large cranes to be removed from infield.
  • Work on infield is underway. Miles of conduit being laid under the infield. Digging up and laying foundations over next few months.
  • Landscaping on 15th Avenue continues with planting of and fir and oak trees. 
  • Finish work going well. Lockers being installed. 
  • Lots of finishes in progress; cabinets, paint, carpet, tile in bathrooms.
  • 300 craftspeople on job site.
  • Parking lot changes happening on Nov 2. Construction parking there will be moved from Rec Field 2 to an alternate parking area at Autzen Stadium with a shuttle.


Week of Oct. 14, 2019

  • Work on diagonal steel support pieces continuing, while other portions of steel work are complete or nearing completion. 
  • Work on infield is underway. 
  • Below concourse level, drywall, painting, ceiling systems, plumbing fixtures going in along with tile work in showers. A hundred plus people working below the concourse.

Week of Sept. 30, 2019

  • Work on diagonal steel support pieces continuing. 
  • Work to begin on infield.
  • Around 350 workers on job site. 

Week of Sept. 16, 2019

  • Steel work in full swing, with work on diagonal support pieces continuing. 
  • Work progressing on practice level, with work in hydrotherapy areas and weight rooms taking shape. 
  • Around 300 workers on the job site. 

Week of Sept. 2, 2019

  • Work continuing on practice level, with 150 workers handling mechanical, electrical, drywall, plumbing and other aspects. 
  • Around 340 workers on the job site. 
  • Steel work continues, connecting diagonal support pieces. 

Week of Aug. 19, 2019

  • Section of 15th Avenue between University and Onyx Street re-open to pedestrian traffic, with landscaping to come later in fall.
  • Around 330 workers on the job site, working on electricity, concrete, and drywall. 

Week of Aug. 5, 2019

  • Progress on 15th Avenue should be re-opening portions to pedestrian traffic soon, with landscaping to come later in fall.
  • Around 340 workers on the job site.

Week of July 22, 2019

  • There are 320 craftspeople on site.
  • Structural steel installation continues, with raker beams and steel bents.
  • Pre-cast concrete deliveries and installation expected to start soon.
  • Square track re-done and in service in southwest corner of project.

Week of July 8, 2019

Crews will periodically close a two-block section of Agate Street to maximize safety during installation of steel work along the east side of Hayward Field. The periodic closures are slated to happen for about an hour at a time, two to three times a day, two days a week, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. through August. During the closures, traffic will be routed along 15th Avenue, Moss Street and 17th Avenue. Traffic flaggers will assist with emergency traffic from the fire station on Agate Street.

Week of June 24, 2019

  • Steel erection activities going well. Six beams and associated interconnecting steel supports erected on the west side and two beams on the east side. These beams support the upper-level seating. Precast concrete goes on top of this steel and the actual seats attach to the precast.
  • The first large bent was erected. The bents support the roof. Once a few of the bents are erected the glue-laminated timbers will be installed on them to create the full hybrid support system for the roof.
  • Square track base paving has been completed and finish crews have started their work in the NE corner that was redone. They expect to start the paving for the entire track today and be complete in late June.
  • Paving of some of the west section of 15th Avenue has begun. This is the base layer for the modular pavers that begin to go down next week.

Week of June 10, 2019

  • Structural steel to start going up June 10. 
  • Finish work under the stands continues.

Week of May 27, 2019

  • Concrete crews preparing for finish work under the stands.
  • Another crane expected this week.
  • Crews currently around 260, expected to climb back up to around 300 as welding and steel work ramps up.  

Week of May 13, 2019

  • Concrete pours for tower continue, crews adding a level roughly every 10 days. 
  • Concourse completely poured.
  • Painting, electrical and plumbing in progress.  

Week of April 29, 2019

  • First structural steel delivered, assembly to begin soon. 
  • Curved retaining wall going in near square track, aiming to put track back in service in summer. 
  • About 300 craftspeople working on job site. 

Week of April 15, 2019

  • Work on 15th Avenue continues, affecting access to the Student Recreation Center, UO Psychology Clinic in Straub Hall and Earl Hall... Details in Around the O
  • About 300 craftspeople working on the job site. 

Week of April 1, 2019

  • Work on 15th Avenue slated to start, affecting access to the Student Recreation Center, UO Psychology Clinic in Straub Hall and Earl Hall... Details in Around the O
  • Work to begin mounting precast concrete panels to exterior of stadium.

Week of March 18, 2019

  • Work on 15th Avenue now slated to start in mid-April... Details in Around the O
  • About 300 craftspeople working on the job site. 
  • Structural steel deliveries to begin in late March.

Week of March 4, 2019

  • Work to begin in late March on 15th Avenue, initially will include intersection of 15th Avenue and Onyx Street.
  • Work on concrete risers on east and west continues.
  • Preparing for structural steel in early April.

Week of February 18, 2019

  • Access to job site now shifted entirely to 15th Avenue and Agate Street intersection for duration of the project. Traffic patterns off Franklin Boulevard expected to remain unchanged.
  • Work to begin in late March on 15th Avenue, initially will include intersection of 15th Avenue and Onyx Street.

Week of February 4, 2019

  • Nearly 300 craftspeople on job site.
  • Access to job site to shift almost entirely to 15th Avenue and Agate Street intersection. Flaggers on are onsite. Traffic patterns off Franklin Boulevard expected to remain unchanged.

Week of January 21, 2019

  • More than 265 craftworkers on the job site.
  • In coming days, access to job site to shift almost entirely to 15th Avenue and Agate Street intersection.
  • Work on 15th Street pedestrian plaza from Agate to Onyx slated to start in March. 

Week of January 7, 2019

  • Tower foundation slated to be poured early in week.
  • About 240 craftspeople on the job site.

Week of December 3, 2018

  • Drilling is complete for the tower foundation.
  • Work on 15th Avenue initially scheduled for December is now slated for spring break.
  • More than 200 craftspeople on the job site.

Week of November 19, 2018

  • Crew on site totaling nearly 200.  
  • Drilling continues for tower foundation.  
  • Work on east and west grandstands making good progress. 

Week of November 5, 2018

  • Work on 15th Avenue and a temporary parking lot near 15th and Agate Street slated to begin after finals in December. 
  • Concrete work continues.
  • Crew totaling 160 on the job site.
  • Drilling for parts of foundation to start in mid-November.

Week of October 29, 2018

  • Water line replacement along the west side of Agate Street is underway between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue. 
  • Traffic, sidewalks and crosswalks will be affected in this area, and detours are clearly marked.
  • Crews are slated to work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. until mid-November. More information

Week of October 22, 2018

  • Concrete work continues.
  • Drilling to start soon for foundation of tower.

Week of October 8, 2018

  • Work on concrete pours continues, for both foundation and walls.
  • To minimize impact on campus, work on 15th between Onyx and Agate will take place after finals in December.
  • Around 135 craftspeople working on site.

Week of September 24

  • Crews are continuing with both excavation and concrete pours.
  • Formwork and rebar underway on the northwest corner of the project.

Week of September 7, 2018

  • Concrete being poured for foundation.
  • Traffic to continue in area with regular street cleaning.

Week of September 3, 2018

  • Excavation continues.
  • Forms for concrete going in.
  • Traffic to continue in area, with regular street cleaning.

Week of August 13, 2018

  • Excavation is underway.
  • Work on foundation slated to start in September.

Week of July 30, 2018

  • Demolition nearing completion.
  • Excavation slated to begin by mid-week.
  • Tree removal completed.

Week of July 23, 2018

  • Demo is continuing until the end of July, in final clean up stage.
  • Excavation, utility and foundation work is slated to begin in August.

Week of July 16, 2018

  • Demo is continuing until the end of the month.
  • Excavation, utility and foundation work is slated to begin in August.

Hayward Field design updates will help access, fan experience

The University of Oregon has released updates to the reconstruction of Hayward Field that includes minor changes to the overall design.

Hayward Field construction slated to start June 19

Preparations for the reconstruction of Hayward Field will be ramping up in the coming days, with crews fencing off the site starting the week of June 19.

A small team will begin the inventory process, site preparation and some preliminary salvage work this week, but activity that will affect parking, as well as pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area, will commence next week.

Map and Diagram [PDF]