Hayward Field

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Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, is one of the best-known historic track and field stadiums in the United States. Nearly a century in age, it was the home of the University of Oregon's football team from 1919 through 1966, and has been the home to the Ducks' track and field teams since 1921. Hayward Field was named after track coach Bill Hayward, who ran the Ducks' program from 1904 to 1947.

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Hayward was built in 1919 to replace Kincaid Field, and was intended to primarily serve the school's football program. By the mid-1960s, the football team had outgrown the venue and moved to the new Autzen Stadium in September 1967, and Hayward Field became a facility solely for track and field. The track was converted to metric in 1988, its lap length reduced 2.336 m (7 ft. 8 in.) from 440 yards (402.336 m) to 400 meters. In addition, a 200 m warmup track was added to the south of the main track, along with a new hammer throw area and a weight room facility. A state-of-the-art scoreboard was added in 1991, which gave unofficial times and competitors' placings just seconds after race completion.After a donation...
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