Hayward Field on track to be completed by spring 2020, officials say

Track and field fans were anxious after a report yesterday claiming the construction of Hayward Field would be pushed back another month, affecting the Ducks schedule.

Posted: May 1, 2019 7:00 PM
Updated: May 1, 2019 7:04 PM

EUGENE, Ore. --- University of Oregon officials are reassuring track and field fans after a report released on Tuesday claimed the construction of the new Hayward Field could be pushed back affecting the Ducks home schedule for 2020. 

Communications Director Zack Barnett said construction is on track for the new field to open in spring 2020.

"We're anticipating completion in time for every major event that we have planned in 2020," Barnett said. "There haven't been any changes to what was planned earlier."

Barnett told KEZI 9 News the university said from the beginning that Hayward Field was going to be completed by that spring but did not specify a month. 

There are no home meets scheduled for this year and the home schedule for next year has not yet been announced. Officials said the meets in 2020 will not be affected and the project timeline has not changed. 

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