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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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Historic Hayward Field

Runners, both the athletes and the fans, view the University of Oregon's Historic Hayward Field as a cherished monument to Track & Field. Since 1919, its first six track lanes - fashioned on ground originally dedicated to football - spawned generations of track legends.

It is not surprising to see visitors get weepy walking onto the field for the first time. And when one attends a meet here, an enthusiastic fan base fills the seats, roaring for track and field athletes like no other community across the nation. The appreciation for running reverberates here - you can feel it.

Historic Hayward Field has earned its significant reputation by hosting numerous NCAA Championships and national championships, dozens of Prefontaine Classics and other world-class events. The U.S. Olympic Trials - Track and Field were held here in 1972, '76, '80, 2008, 2012 and will be again in 2016. It has also been the home track for runners on the road to greatness: from Steve Prefontaine to Ashton Eaton, many world-record holders have trained here.

Over the years, Hayward Field has been updated, upgraded and expanded. Among those changes include seating for 10,000; a re-designed infield; a face-lift for indoor practice areas; the addition of a giant video screen; permanent lighting; the Bowerman Building for locker rooms, meeting space and athlete treatment rooms; six tennis courts; and the Powell Plaza showcasing the field's rich heritage.

The surrounding neighborhood boasts local ice cream shops, restaurants and breweries; the UO campus; and quiet tree-lined residential streets and shady parks. After any large track and field event, athletes can be spotted indulging in a scoop of ice cream at Prince Pucklers or cooling down on the forest trails at Hendricks Park.


Hayward Field

  • 1580 E 15th Ave, Eugene OR 97403