Springfield mayor proposes new indoor track

Mayor Christine Lundburg announced Thursday that she plans to build a facility along the river in Glenwood.

Posted: Jul 26, 2019 6:53 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The renovation of Hayward Field may be in full swing in Eugene, but the City of Springfield may be getting their own indoor track soon.

Mayor Christine Lundburg announced Thursday that she plans to build a facility along the river in Glenwood.

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Lundburg said the track will most likely be hydraulic, which allows the field to be flattened for multi-purpose uses.

The space is expected to hold up to 5,000 people. The track will also allow the city to host professional, high school or collegiate track meets away from the University of Oregon or Lane Community College.

Troy Clement from the Run Hub Northwest store in Eugene said a new indoor facility will give track enthusiasts a new place to explore in the Springfield area.

“You're going to have the capacity to compete and expand the interest within recreational track and field enthusiasts,” said Clement.

Lundburg said the plans will be finalized next month, and once it’s approved by the Springfield City Council, construction should start in 2021.

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