Take a look inside the new, improved Hayward Field originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
Historic Hayward Field, home of the University of Oregon Track & Field team, has undergone a historic facelift.
It’s been a long process that 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.
Read more on the renovation here.
The outside looks absolutely stunning.
Now, we get a look on the inside.
The University of Oregon is used to high class, top of the line, jaw-dropping facilities: The Marcus Mariota Performance Center features spas, a napping room full of pods, a boxing ring, barber…
The Oregon Track & Field team and other student-athletes were finally able to see their new home and responded very positively on social media.
Student-athletes saw Hayward Field for the 1st time today & their reactions are 🙌🏽
“I’m speechless.Its amazing.The amount of detail that was put into everything was incredible.I’m really excited to go back in because one time is not enough.” -Carmela Cardama Baez | Sr., Distance pic.twitter.com/1TJgIn4JGp
— Maria Santora (@MariaSantoraTV) October 3, 2020
Hayward field got to be the best facility I’ve ever seen. That was beautiful
— Vón🧞 (@HollywoodVon) October 3, 2020
Oregon Track and Field has the best facility in the country regardless of sport.
— charles sudduth (@charlesWV23) October 3, 2020