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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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  • August 9, 2017
    Lots of history to this place great events, great athletics, great records and great fans! The heart of U of O !  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    A shire to track and field and world renown! Some of the World's greatest track and field meets happen here yearly.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Having gone to UO I spent quite a few hours here just running or exercising as a student. Spent many great moments watching world class athletes compete too. A great place.  more »
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  • January 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    Best venue in the West to witness track & field. Great fans, great views, great performances! Convenient from anywhere in Eugene!
  • June 7, 2017
    There's nothing like historic Hayward Field! Knowledgeable, supportive fans, good athlete support, inspirational atmosphere.
  • March 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 20, 2017
    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.

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