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The new Hayward Field is “everything an athlete could want”

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Back in October, 2020, we got the first look inside the new Hayward Field, home to the University of Oregon Track & Field team.

This renovation started back in Summer 2018. The fully-funded project by Phil and Penny Knight and more than 50 other donors has transformed the original stadium from 10,500 seats to now 12,650 with the ability to expand to 25,000 for larger events.

[RELATED]: Take a look inside the new, improved Hayward Field 

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Now, the Oregon Ducks have released their uniforms for the upcoming track & field season. Like all things Oregon, these are slick.

The track & field upcoming season schedule has finally been released as well. Oregon is headed to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Razorback Invitational this weekend, followed by the Tyson Invitational (same location), and Camel City Invitational (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), before the NCAA Championships in mid-March. 

Check out the full schedule here.

Oregon Track & Field head coach Robert Johnson joined host Jordan Kent on the latest Talkin’ Ducks on NBCSNW to discuss more on the season ahead as well as the new and improved Hayward Field.

“Man, there’s times where I walk out and stand in the middle of the field and almost want to cry,” said Johnson when talking about Hayward. “I remember the same time last year being stuck in the moat and listening to all the other teams train around us… It’s been awesome. 

 

I have to pinch myself that this is what we’ve been blessed with. And it’s unique. It’s one of the best in the world. I’ve been to a lot of stadiums and if they missed something in this one, I’d be shocked to see someone be able to point it out. It has everything an athlete - athletes that compete there - could ever want.

Oregon Track & Field head coach Robert Johnson

Read more about the full renovation project here.