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  • Right...

    The only controversy was knocking down the East Grandstand...with little in the way of what they were to replace it with...

    I don't know anyone in town who thinks it isn't great....

    No public money involved and it's not a monument to Nike or Phil Knight....pretty much a non story...

    A real controversy was in Chicago a few years ago when George Lucas wanted to build a museum on the Lake Front as a monument to himself using his own money... Hayward is nothing like that...

    Lucas Museum drops plan to build in Chicago

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...624-story.html
    Conor Dary
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    Last edited by Conor Dary; 03-08-2021, 07:00 PM.

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    • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
      Lead donor Phil Knight’s preference for privacy means the public doesn’t know the actual cost of Hayward Field’s controversial overhaul.
      I believe the proper response is to sit down, shut up, and say, 'Thank you, Uncle Phil.'

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      • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
        I believe the proper response is to sit down, shut up, and say, 'Thank you, Uncle Phil.'
        Which is the Eugene reaction now for the most part...

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        • Knight has probably spent over a billion on various facilities...

          However except for library none of it is accessible to students....Hayward, Knight Arena, the softball stadium, Jacqua Center...

          When I was an undergraduate Hayward was open to anyone 24 hours a day.

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          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
            Knight has probably spent over a billion on various facilities...
            and not just at Oregon

            coincidentally, just this morning I drove by the Knight Management Center For Business at Stanford, which was created after his $105M donation.

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            • I also forgot to mention the Phil and Penny Knight Science Center with a bridge that crosses Franklin at Agate...

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              • Anyways if you haven't been to Eugene since the old Hayward went down you are in for a shock...

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                • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                  Anyways if you haven't been to Eugene since the old Hayward went down you are in for a shock...
                  I'm looking forward to it. Coincidentally, I watched the last meet to take place at the old Hayward (2018 NCAA Championships) with 26mi235.
                  jazzcyclist
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                  Last edited by jazzcyclist; 03-09-2021, 05:31 PM.

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                  • Can you refresh my recollection? What was the last meet at the old Hayward?

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                    • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                      Anyways if you haven't been to Eugene since the old Hayward went down you are in for a shock...
                      I'd qualify that a tad. The changes to Hayward Field will be obvious to anyone who has ever been there but a lot of the other changes will not be obvious to folks who haven't spent a lot of time around here. Some of the more obvious for out-of-towners are changes in major hotels, made as part of the run-up to the upcoming World Champs. They old Hilton hotel is now a updated Graduate hotel, across the street from the Graduate there is a new high-end hotel, The Inn at the 5th. In the opposite direction, the Phoenix Inn was demolished a few weeks ago.

                      There's a new pedestrian overpass on Franklin (not open to the public) that's kind of obvious, built to connect UO students to the new STEM campus Phil built (technically, as I recall, he's on the hook for only half of the $1billion cost). Lots of wall murals as part of the 20x21 project (20 wall murals by the now-2022 WCs). Other than that the changes are mostly just the normal or covid-related ebb & flow of business.

                      While rambling on about Eugene, I'll pass on my hotel tips: I'm a fan of "suites" hotels that have a reasonably full kitchen and nice walks to the track. Before I moved to Eugene six years ago my go-to in Eugene was a top floor riverside room at the LaQuinta Inn, which is on an arm of the river, and my backup was the nearby Marriott Residence Inn, which is near but not on the river. Both are easy beautiful walks to the track along near the Pre Trail area of the river. A new suites guy in town I have not stayed at here in Eugene but have enjoyed in other towns is the Home2Suites, which is a little closer to the track but in town, not on the river.

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                      • Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
                        Before I moved to Eugene six years ago my go-to in Eugene was a top floor riverside room at the LaQuinta Inn, which is on an arm of the river, and my backup was the nearby Marriott Residence Inn, which is near but not on the river.
                        Both are easy beautiful walks to the track along near the Pre Trail area of the river.A new suites guy in town I have not stayed at here in Eugene but have enjoyed in other towns is the Home2Suites, which is a little closer to the track but in town, not on the river.
                        In our last visit, 2016 OT, the wife and I had a lovely walk along the river, culminating in a delightful dinner with Mrs and Mr. Hammy at a very nice restaurant on the river. I hope we can do that again next year, perhaps with other denizens of this board too!

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                        • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                          Can you refresh my recollection? What was the last meet at the old Hayward?
                          2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships

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                          • The Graduate Hotel is worth a visit to see their collection of classic Nike shoes on display.

                            Meanwhile....you can touch the East side of Hayward...still can't get in....

                            Conor Dary
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                            Last edited by Conor Dary; 03-09-2021, 06:00 PM.

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                            • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

                              2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships
                              Cold and rainy....

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                              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                                In our last visit, 2016 OT, the wife and I had a lovely walk along the river, culminating in a delightful dinner with Mrs and Mr. Hammy at a very nice restaurant on the river. I hope we can do that again next year, perhaps with other denizens of this board too!
                                McMenamins, by far the best place around to eat that is actually on the river. Eugene has not done a great job of putting fine food places on the river, in fact hardly any dining spots at all.

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