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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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  • We watch the US Track and Field trials here. This place is truly nostalgia. A must place to visit while in Eugene. 
  • I live just about 5 blocks away from this wonderful track field and have had the luxury of being able to see the Oregon Track meets for several years. In addition the Olympic Trials. What a beautiful ...  read more »
  • I live six blocks from Hayward Field. There is no denying its significance. Most of the time it is a dead waste of space that gets in my way on a daily basis. But on those rare occasions when it light...  read more »
  • History of coaches Bill Hayward & Bill Bower man, co-founder of Nike and Track town USA, brought many champions to Eugene, popularized jogging, and so much more. My uncle Bud Bassett took me there to see The early sub-4 minute miles, and my father later worked at Hayward field. Home of honorable champions.
  • Many knowledgable track and field and fans make it one of the most incredible (and magical) places to compete.
  • Prefontaines Place-enuf said
  • Has that Old Yankee Stadium feel to it. A great experience for any track athlete
  • Nice facility, most of the sports complexes look new. Definitely will visit again for some Ducks games.
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