Stadium was built at a cost of $2.5 million, of which close
to $1 million was raised from 1,000 stadium sponsors who
contributed $1,000 each for a 25-year option on two seats
in prime location protected from the elements by a cantilever
which replaced historic Hayward Field as the home of Oregon
football, is named for the late Thomas J. Autzen, a Portland
lumberman, sportsman and philanthropist. He was the founder
of the Autzen foundation, which gave the university $250,000
to help finance the project.
In 1969 its
first artificial turf was installed, followed by the sand-filled
OmniTurf in 1976. The Donald R. Barker Stadium Club, used for
meetings and pre- and postgame functions and banquets, was
added to the east end zone in 1982.
completed in 1989 included a three-story building on the north
side of the stadium housing 381 seats and twelve private boxes
on the second and third levels with concessions and restrooms
located on the first level. A new press box facility was added
on the south side of the stadium, also in 1989. The Leonard
J. Casanova Athletic Center was added west of the stadium in
1991 and the Ed Moshofsky Sports Center on the southwest in
first-ever outright Pacific-10 Conference championship and
his departure to the NFL after 18 seasons as the Ducks’ all-time
winningest head coach, the athletic department named the playing
surface of Autzen Stadium after Rich Brooks.
just underwent it's largest renovation ever. The three-phase
expansion added approximately 12,000 seats, bringing the gameday
capacity to nearly 54,000. The $89.7 million project also added
32 new skyboxes, a three-story luxury suite, and improved concession
stands. The site master plan addressed the needs for improved
circulation, parking, transit capacity, accessibility, and
pre-game activity amenities (including new restroom facilities).