Downtown Eugene Duck Fans at the Barn Light by Colin Morton
Duck Fans at The Barn Light|Downtown Eugene, Willamette Valleyphoto: Colin Morton

Welcome Football Fans

In Town For The Big Game?

University of Oregon football game is a great reason to come to Eugene - Springfield for the weekend. Join Duck fans and visiting team fans at tailgates, pre-function parties and out around town. Join in UO student traditions, take a campus tour and explore the region.

No matter what team you are cheering for — wear your colors bold and bright!

What to Expect at Autzen Stadium in 2022

  • Paperless tickets only, accessible only on the game day app on your mobile device.
  • Like previous seasons; only one clear bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”, or a one-gallon plastic storage bag, per person may be brought in. 
  • Pandemic protocols have been rolled back - masks, vaccination or separate entrances by vaccination status are no longer required.
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Plan Game Day & Where To Stay

1. Reserve Hotel Rooms Early 

The influx of fans to the Eugene - Springfield area fills up area hotels quickly. Here is a list of hotels by proximity to Autzen Stadium. Consider staying in outlaying areas like CoburgCreswell and Cottage Grove. These smaller communities are charming and are within 30 miles of Autzen Stadium via Interstate 5.

2. Make Your Tailgating Plans 

Will you be walking, cycling, riding a shuttle or driving to the game? Will you tailgate on-site, at Essig Field or meet up at a local sports bar? 

Autzen Stadium parking lots open six hours prior to kick-off (but no earlier than 7 a.m.). And beer and wine is available throughout the main stadium, excluding the student section. Additionally, re-entry will no longer be permitted so if you leave to tailgate at half-time, you won't be able to return to the game.

Explore your options and make your transportation and parking arrangements ahead of time for a seamless game day experience. 

3. Get Your Fan Gear 

Duck football players are some of the best dressed in the sport! Likewise Duck fans often don color-coordinated apparel. Shop The Duck Store online or at Valley River Center, UO campus or at Autzen Stadium.

Hirons, Fred Meyers and Walmart also stock University of Oregon logo-wear. If the popular colors are sold-out, check the local Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores for Oregon Duck resale.

4. Download the UO Apps 

Not only can you hear the Oregon Marching Band play "Mighty Oregon" on this mobile application (look for the music note in the upper left corner), the UOregon app features a variety of campus self-guided walking tours, parking maps and safety resources.

For those that prefer having a guide, UO student ambassadors conduct campus tours from the Ford Alumni Center.

There is also a Go Ducks Gameday App with live audio and chock full of stats. Use this app to manage your game day tickets. 

Clear Bag Example by Taj Morgan

REMINDER: Clear Bag Policy

A clear bag policy is in effect for all football games. Bags must be see through and no larger then 12 x 12 inches. Only one clear bag is allowed per person.

This means backpacks, diaper bags, coolers, purses, totes or zippered / pocket seat cushions will not be allowed into the stadium. Leave those items in your car, home or hotel, as there is no storage at the stadium.

Clear bags may contain a small clutch or purse for privacy, no larger than 4.5 x 6.5 inches. The Duck Store at Autzen Stadium, Valley River Center and on Campus sells clear totes for $10 to $20. 

Things To Do Before & After The Game

Plan fun things to do on the University of Oregon campus and beyond. Check out Eugene's downtown with new shops and restaurants. Explore downtown Eugene, downtown Springfield and the University of Oregon campus.

Downtown Eugene 

Hang out at The Barn Light and people-watch at Kesey Square. There are lots of great restaurant options here from food carts to fine dining. Catch a movie at the Broadway Metro or a dinner show at Actors Cabaret of Eugene. Shop at 5th Street Public Market or ramble the riverfront paths at Skinner Butte Park. Pop over to the Whiteaker neighborhood for artsy shopping and fabulous dining.

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Downtown Springfield

In Springfield, take a selfie with the life-size Simpsons family at the Emerald Arts Center. Taste craft beers at Plank Town Brewing Company. Browse the boutiques and vintage shops that line historic Main Street.

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Campus District 

Feel the electricity around the University of Oregon! Join students and alumni at traditional watering holes like Rennie's Landing and other area bars.  Explore The Duck Store and enjoy a coffee or bite to eat at one of the area restaurants. Before or after the game stop by popular gathering places like the Wild Duck Cafe and the Elk Horn Brewery.

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