Hayward Field's Legacy Carries On Through Repurposed Artifacts, Materials
Hayward Field at the University of Oregon was renovated beginning in 2018. Now parts of its history live on through salvaged remnants.
Excavators razed several old structures during the $200 million renovation. Several groups now have pieces of that legacy.
Obie Companies President Brian Obie said it’s part of their 5th Street Market expansion:
“We were fortunate enough to be granted steps out of the old stadium. We will make benches out of those, it’ll be close to the Nike Store," Obie told KLCC.
"We also have some directional signs from what was known next to Hayward Field as Powell Plaza. And they’ll be on walls adjacent to the Hayward Room on the second floor of the Gordon Hotel.”
And Andrew Martz of the Eugene Airport said they’re partnering with the Oregon Track Club on a display by the baggage claim.
”Planking where you can see some of the athletes’ spike marks and some of the old presidential box seats," said Martz, emphasizing that currently the project is still in its conceptual phase. "A real clear vision of just how important track and field is to Eugene and to the region.”
15 groups and individuals have been allocated materials from Hayward Field, through a community application process.
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