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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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  • Terriffic time and views of all events! spent the whole day enjoying crowd and food ! You can be up close to some great atheletes at this venue.  more »
  • It is always amazing and historic. Beautiful setting as well. Will be back to see another event soon.  more »
  • I have always enjoyed seeing track meets at Hayward field -- from Pac-12 and NCAA championships to U.S. Olympic Trials to Eugene Marathon finishes. The seating is great and there are many seats under ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • There's nothing like historic Hayward Field! Knowledgeable, supportive fans, good athlete support, inspirational atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • 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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