The University of Oregon has released a new artist's rendering of its Hayward Field design, which shows a relocated Oregon Tower and a more open north side to the stadium.

The University of Oregon has released a new artist’s rendering of its Hayward Field design, which shows a relocated Oregon Tower and a more open north side to the stadium.

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Several tweaks have been made to the design of the new Hayward Field, including changes meant to re-create some of the old venue’s airy charm, the University of Oregon announced this week.

On the stadium’s north side, the concrete bowl for lower-level seats that previously wrapped around the full field will be brought down to ground level along East 15th Avenue. The move eliminates 400 permanent seats, leaving the new capacity at 12,500, but it will replicate some of the open feel of the old venue.

The change also means that people walking along East 15th, which will become fully pedestrian, will be able to see into the venue.

For big events, temporary seating will be installed in the open section, expanding the stadium’s capacity to up to 30,000, as required for the 2021 World Track & Field Championships. That seating will be easier to install with the new design, according to UO spokesman Tobin Klinger.

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