Hayward Field has always held a special place in the history and traditions of the University of Oregon, as well as for generations of athletes and fans in the state of Oregon and around the world. As the host site for the 2021 US Olympic Trials and the 2021 Track and Field World Championships, Hayward Field was primed for a 21st century “reimagining” on an epic scale.
The challenge was a lofty one: to transform this 100-year-old track and field legend into a state-of-the-art forum for athletes, and the ultimate fan experience for spectators, with comfortable seating, unrivaled in-stadium amenities, amazing sight lines, and a sense of intimacy with the competitors built into the design.
SRG Partnership and Hoffman Construction Company, took on the challenge to create the world’s finest track and field facility. The revamped Hayward Field offers University of Oregon’s champion athletes, along with world-class athletes from around the globe, an opportunity to push their limits beyond what they thought possible.
The project began in 2017, with an ambitious construction schedule set to meet the deadline for hosting the 2021 Olympic trials. The finished structure is imposing, with a 12-story landmark tower showcasing exhibits in its lobby, an observation deck, and a training staircase that runs directly to the top of the tower.
Understanding that the project’s aesthetic should extend to all areas of the venue, including the restrooms, the design team challenged ASI Group for a solution that aligned with the arena’s sophisticated design. They wanted the restrooms to offer athletes and fans the facilities necessary to maximize their experience, with an added focus on total privacy.
ASI rose to the challenge, delivering 144 Alpaco™ Classic Overhead Braced Partitions, along with 36 urinal screens. A perfect blend of simplicity and function, ASI’s exclusive Ultimate Privacy™ offers zero sightline doors and pilasters that meet in a flush finish, with routed, overlapping closures to guarantee total privacy. ASI partitions are offered in a range of standard and custom colors, with crisp design lines, bold hardware options, and superior functionality that’s perfect for high-profile settings like Hayward Field. The self-closing feature of the Alpaco™ doors delivered a sleek, uniform appearance whether the facilities are in use or not.
“Every detail in the stadium was based on providing an ultimate experience for both the athletes and spectators. Our goal for the partitions was to offer complete privacy with self-closing doors to provide a clean, finished look. ASI Group worked with our team to understand our aesthetics and performance requirements on the product and the final result is a true testament to the collaboration ASI Group provided.”
— Marquesa Figueroa, Assoc. AIA
Visitors to the reimagined Hayward Field will marvel at the attention to detail found in every aspect of the architecture and design, where the focus is always on maximizing the experience for athletes and spectators alike.