Hayward Field is a track and field stadium on the campus of the University of Oregon, being the home of their track and field team since 1921. The stadium is named after coach, Bill Hayward who ran the Ducks; track program from 1904 to 1947.
The stadium has become one of the most famous track and field venues in the world, being the centerpiece of ‘Track Town, USA’ and attracting top class athletes and coaches from across the world. The facility enjoys close ties with Nike – co-founder Bill Bowerman was a track coach at the University and met fellow co-founder Phil Knight when he was a student and joined the Track program.
Tenants: Oregon Ducks track and field (University of Oregon)
Capacity: 12,900 (expandable to 30,000)
Hayward Field has hosted major Athletics championships including the USATF championships (1986, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2015), the Olympic trials (1972, 1976, 1980, 2008, 2012, 2016), as well as numerous NCAA championships, USATF Elite Running Circuit events, and the annual Nike Prefontaine Classic (a Diamond League event). The World Junior Championships were also held there in 2014.
In 2018 it was announced that Hayward Field would undergo complete renovation with Phil Knight being the major donor. The capacity of the stadium will increase to 12,900, being expandable to 30,000 and featuring a landmark tower. The new stadium opened in Spring 2020 ahead of hosting the delayed 2021 Olympic trials and 2022 World Athletics Championships.
Tickets at Hayward Field
Oregon Ducks track and field – Tickets for University of Oregon events are available through their ticketing partner Ticketmaster.
Major events – Ticket information for major events held at Hayward Field will be available on the Tracktown USA website.
Location & Travel to Hayward Field
Hayward Field is located on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Eugene Airport is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Eugene and the University of Oregon. The airport has domestic flights to US destinations such as Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Portland as well as others.
The closest international airport is Portland International Airport, the largest airport in Oregon. The airport is approximately 2 hours north of Eugene, with direct international flights to destinations such as Canada, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
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Driving directions from Eugene Airport – Follow Highway 99 until it becomes West Seventh Avenue. Get in the right lane and follow West Seventh Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Get in the right lane and follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and right again onto East Thirteenth Avenue.
Driving directions from Portland and the North – From I-5 South, take Exit 194B onto I-105 West. Take Exit 2, keep left and follow the signs to the UO. Proceed in the left lane over the Ferry Street Bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and right again onto East Thirteenth Avenue.
Driving directions from Ashland and the South – From I-5 North, take Exit 192 for OR-99/Franklin Boulevard toward Eugene. Continue under the I-5 bridge and merge onto Franklin Boulevard OR-99/126.
Driving directions from the Oregon Coast – Take Highway 126 East until it becomes West Eleventh Avenue. Follow West Eleventh Avenue to Garfield Street and turn left. Take Garfield to West Seventh Avenue and turn right. Get in the right lane and follow West Seventh Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Get in the right lane and follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and right again onto East Thirteenth Avenue.
Driving directions from Bend and the East – Take Highway 126 West through Springfield which becomes I-105 in Eugene after you cross over I-5. Take Exit 2, the Coburg Road exit ramp; keep left at the fork in the ramp. Go straight onto southbound Coburg Road, which becomes the Ferry Street Bridge. Stay in the left lane on the bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and right again onto East Thirteenth Avenue.
Parking is available next to Hayward Field on 18th ave. and University St. with metered restrictions in effect Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm.
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Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist