Hayward Field will be a world-class track and field facility that will weave 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.
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.
With a careful eye and strings stretched the length of the straightaways, David Wilkins of Beynon Sports Surfaces began the process of striping the track at Hayward Field.
The tower at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field was lit blue Thursday night and into Friday morning to honor health care workers, first responders and all other essential workers keeping communities fed, protected and functional during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In keeping with the University of Oregon’s constant pursuit of excellence, Hayward Field will be a world-class track and field facility. The facility is taking shape in anticipation of opening in Spring 2020.
“A new facility will add to the mystique, the motivation, of what’s next for the university and the program.”
See what some of the University of Oregon's former track and field athletes have to say about the Hayward Field renovation.
Former Ducks national champion and UO board member Rudy Chapa shares a few stories about Hayward Field from his freshman year in the 1970s.
“...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.”