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Autzen Stadium
Updated: February 8, 2014

Autzen 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 roof.

Autzen Stadium, 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.

Improvements 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 1999.

Following Oregon’s 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.

Autzen Stadium 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).

 
Moshofsky Center

The U of O was the first PAC12 school to have an indoor practice facility. The 405 by 220 foot clear span main structure will be used for football practice and by the women’s soccer and softball teams, golf, track and field and other student athletic programs. Located adjacent to Autzen Stadium and Casanova Center, the Moshofsky Center includes a new Duck Shop, training room and classrooms, equipment storage space, and concession facilities for game day events. The building features a clear inside height of 70 feet, a synthetic turf field zone, and a 4 lane running track. Retractable nets separate the building into protected areas. Observation platforms provide elevated stations for taping practice sessions. A new outdoor practice field includes a competition soccer field and two football fields. A high-tech all weather turf system was designed for year round use. A new pedestrian plaza joins the buildings on the site and provides additional game day venues for a variety of activities and special functions.

Ed Moshofsky Sports Center, named in honor of the former University of Oregon football letterman (1940-42) and long-time university supporter, was dedicated in August 1998 as the first indoor practice and training facility in the Pacific-10 Conference. Located south of the Casanova Athletic Center, the Moshofsky Center accommodates the majority of the University’s intercollegiate athletic programs. The $14.6 million facility not only includes an enclosed full-length artficial surface football field and 120-meter four-lane synthetic surface running track, but also an automated system in place to lower a batting cage for use by the softball team, as well as protective netting that transforms the facility for use by the men’s and women’s golf teams. A combination of indirect lighting and two parallel skylight panels contribute to an energy efficient system which allows the flexibility to alter lighting conditions. Platforms on the east and west ends of the structure, as well as a catwalk along ideal locations to set up film and video accessories to evaluate workouts and training sessions. Also incorporated is the surrounding Wildish Plaza, which encircles the north and west boundaries of the building, the Duck Shop retail souvenir outlet, and the eternal flame on the northwest corner of the Wildish Plaza.

 
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