global excellence of Hayward Field
Hayward Field has earned global acclaim in the sport of track and field by attracting the world’s best athletes and events during its long and storied history. 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.
Beginning with the flag of the United States of America and followed by the other 155 countries, the display extends along Agate Street to 18th Avenue to the pathway between the square track warm-up area and Jane Sanders Stadium.
In 2022, Eugene will host the World Athletics Championships—July 15-24, 2022—and Hayward Field will become the first stadium in the United States to ever host the meet.