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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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  • All track nuts should , at least once in a lifetime , experience a meet at Hayward Field . The fans are among the most knowledgeable and appreciative in the world.  more »
  • If you are into running and/or read the Nike book Shoe Dog you will know about this track. There's history here which makes this track so special. Read about it before you visit. Once you are there, i...  more »
  • If these bleachers could talk! So many amazing races and events have been held at this classic facility. It is a walk through track history then and now.  more »
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  • Hayward Field is clearly the ultimate track facility in the United States. If you think sports at the University of Oregon is all about football, you're really missing out on a great thing and a great venue. Aside from a remarkable legacy, watching the NCAA championships or the US Olympic Trials at this historic site are opportunities that make your hair stand on end. Definitely a must-see.
  • Greatest venue not a bad seat and so much history.
  • 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.
  • Best venue in the West to witness track & field. Great fans, great views, great performances! Convenient from anywhere in Eugene!
  • 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.
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