Field Guide to Turf Fields
From highly manicured grass fields to state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields, the Eugene-Springfield metro area has a collection of 15 fields that can be used in any combination for tournaments.
Les Schwab Sports Park
Les Schwab Sports Park Courtesy of Willamalane Park & Recreation District
Les Schwab Sports Park at Bob Keefer Center has four fully lit, all-weather, synthetic turf fields that are perfect for soccer, lacrosse, football, and flag football. The site also has bleachers, a playground, picnic area and restrooms to accommodate tournament teams and families. The facility has 550 parking spaces and is also capable of accommodating up to four food trucks. Home of Bushnell University’s Beacons soccer team, the Les Schwab Sports Park has been the host of several soccer events including the Cascade Collegiate Conference Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships from 2015-2017 and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Soccer Friendlies in 2015 and 2016. Les Schwab Sports Park has also been the host to the Annual NW Flag Football Championships since 2017.
Papé Complex at the University of Oregon
Papé Complex at University of Oregon by Colin Morton
Papé Complex at the University of Oregon is one of the nation’s finest collegiate soccer venues and is home to the women's soccer and lacrosse teams. The soccer playing field’s dimensions comfortably meet the NCAA standards for width and length and is also perfect for lacrosse at 75 yards by 120 yards. The natural grass playing surface is regarded as one of the best on the West Coast. The grass was grown from an original blend of Perennial Ryegrass (80 percent) and Kentucky Bluegrass (20 percent), and all seed was locally grown. The venue has seating for 1,000 with outstanding sightlines and is expandable and includes accessible seating and restroom facilities.
University of Oregon Student Recreation Center
Turf Field 1 at University of Oregon Student Recreation Center Courtesy of University of Oregon
The University of Oregon Student Recreation Center provides four turf fields. Fields one and two are 330’ by 180’ and are lined for soccer, flag football, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, and rugby. Fields three and four are 315’ by 165’ and are lined for soccer, flag football and ultimate frisbee. All the fields are equipped with lights and there are three water fountain stations and a restroom nearby. All four turf fields are in close proximity to each other.
Civic Park Turf Field Courtesy of Civic Park
Civic Park is home to a multi-sport, FIFA regulation-size, synthetic-turf field with room for 1,000 bleacher seats. The gated field has a 12-foot apron surrounding the playing surface, making it suitable to host a variety of sports such as soccer, football, kickball, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, rugby, and more. To accommodate multi-sport use, the field can be re-striped and is lighted for evening events. An area of asphalt is adjacent to the turf field and provides a flexible space for easy vendor access. There is also a 150-space parking lot. Civic Park is home to Lane United Football Club, a semi-professional soccer organization that plays in the Premier Development League.
Lane Community College
Lane Community College Turf Fields Courtesy of Lane Community College
Lane Community College (LCC) offers two natural grass turf fields that are both lighted. One is home to the college’s soccer team and the other is mainly used for youth and club soccer games. An adjacent grass field can be used to warm-up or for staging. LCC has hosted the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Soccer Friendlies.
Century Fields at Amazon Park
Amazon Park’s Century Fields encompasses some Roosevelt Middle School and South Eugene High School venues including three grass soccer fields that are home to the annual Eugene Summer Solstice Ultimate Frisbee Tournament.
Consider hosting your next event in the Eugene-Springfield metro area and the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission will help determine the perfect combination of fields, find hotel rooms for coaches, players and families, assist with volunteer recruitment and provide marketing support for your event. Call us today and let’s start planning!
Joey Jewell, STS
Senior Director, Sports Commission
Joey leads the development of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region as a premier sports event destination. Through his partnership with community leaders, venue managers and regional sports teams and clubs, he advocates for leveraging existing sports assets and developing local sports venues. His work facilitates the growth of sports tourism through marketing, strategic partnerships and hosting world class sports events.