Plans for Historic Hayward Field artifacts revealed

The Oregon Club of Eugene/Springfield and 5th Street Public Market received benches, signs, beams and artwork from the historic stadium.

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 7:11 PM
Updated: Feb 3, 2021 12:59 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Oregon Club of Eugene/Springfield and 5th Street Public Market revealed their plans for recycling artifacts from the Historic Hayward Field -- such as benches, signs, beams and artwork -- on Tuesday.

“Obviously Eugene is a big track town. Hayward was an icon, like none other. There will never be another place like it,” Oregon Club of Eugene/Springfield president Ken Brown said.

Brown said they will auction off some of the items they received. As for the benches, they will cut them up into pieces of wood and sell it to people who want them.

Obie Companies is another group that was awarded salvaged materials from the old Hayward stadium. They manage the 5th Street Public Market.

“The artifacts, to be able to bring them into (Hotel Gordon) is really an honor for us,” president and owner Brian Obie said.

Hotel Gordon is a new hotel opening up on 5th Street Public Market next Tuesday. The hotel has dedicated an entire conference room in honor of the Historic Hayward Field.

A total of 17 groups or individuals were awarded salvaged materials from the old stadium.

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