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Hayward Field, Eugene

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The centerpiece of 'Track Town, USA', Hayward Field attracts athletes, coaches and fans from thousands of miles away because of its renowned crowds well-versed in the sport and ready to roar in approval. Hayward Field's historic, covered grandstands are equally beloved, and comparable to many famous European venues. The 'Carnegie Hall' for American track and field plays host annually to the nation's finest single-day track and field contest, the Prefontaine Classic, which features the top mix of national and international talent on American soil each year.

The University of Oregon’s fabled track and field-only facility is named for the first of several legendary coaches, Bill Hayward, who guided the University of Oregon’s men’s team from 1904-1947.

Hayward Field was initially constructed for football in 1919. Two years later, a six-lane cinder track was installed and a full schedule of track events were transferred from Kincaid Field on the opposite edge of campus. The facility was utilized for both sports until the opening of Autzen Stadium in 1967.

The stadium (current capacity: 10,500) has undergone significant improvements in modern history, including a new track surface, permanent lights, a video board and newly configured infield.
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  • First time in Eugene, to see the Prefontaine Classic. Needless to say, as a track and field fan it was great to finally visit the mecca of T&F in the US. The meet was word class, the weather was perfe...  more »
  • A great place to attend a track meet. We go to the Prefontaine meet here every year. Seems like almost all of the seats are good seats. Always well run, grounds are clean. Very safe feeling area.  more »
  • Great facility. Quality staff. Great viewing if row 25 and below on west side. Good in rain, since stands covered.  more »
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  • Best venue in the West to witness track & field. Great fans, great views, great performances! Convenient from anywhere in Eugene!
  • So exciting to find out during our visit was All-Comers night at Hayward Field. My husband and sons were able to take part and run on the track. All three are runners and have done cross country in high school. The organizers were very helpful and got them signed up quickly. It was a blast to watch them run on the Oregon Track and got some fabulous photos. Definitely worth stopping by.
  • There's nothing like historic Hayward Field! Knowledgeable, supportive fans, good athlete support, inspirational atmosphere.
  • This place is the Wrigly Field of track stadiums. The youth of the state is blessed that U of O shares this gem by opening the doors for youth and high school meets.
  • Quite possible THE most historic track and field complex in the world. Can't imagine a more exciting or vibrant place to watch track. Track Town USA.