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  • #16
    Originally posted by guru View Post
    I believe that's the plan for the coliseum in 2028.
    But the expenses for the Olympic Games in 2028 are at an altogether different level than the WCs. In addition, the full Coliseum is due to the 1932 Games and they were the center of the 1984 Games. I suspect that much less will need to be spent on the Games prep in LA than in most other potential venues.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

      Frankly what they should do is just use Autzen...put a track in...put the throwing events at a modified Hayward...
      I posited that idea a number of years ago when they audaciously suggested bidding for a World's. Parking at Autzen is almost non-existent. The old parking lot has slowly been overtaken by a baseball stadium, lacrosse field and other facilities. That said, there is enough parking to seat 60,000 on game days, so they'll figure out how to handle half that many people, mostly by parking them a few miles off site at schools and malls and busing people in. And fear not regarding a Hayward renovation or rebuild. Uncle Phil does things right; witness the lovely new basketball arena and the Autzen expansion along with the various academic buildings he's built on campus.
      Last edited by bruce3404; 01-23-2018, 08:21 PM.

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      • #18
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        Last edited by Charley Shaffer; 03-31-2018, 05:53 PM. Reason: Wrong thread

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        • #19
          The environmentalists won't like this.

          http://www.registerguard.com/news/20...eld-demolition

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          • #20
            I posted that in the Hayward thread yesterday in Non track section....

            Yes not great

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            • #21
              Have they no regard for history/tradition?

              During 2008 OTs, there was mini-meeting of T&F News posters under the big tree at NE corner of 15th and Agate. Atticus probably still has the pic.

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              • #22
                Elsewhere in Oregon, there was a plan to tear down a grandstand that had a bit of history to it, but some locals objected.

                “We didn’t want to be Hayward,” Allen said, referring to the University of Oregon’s historic track and field stadium, which was demolished last summer.

                Activists steered the city away from demolition and in January of this year secured scaffolding to support the sagging roof. Signs around town shout, “SAVE THE GRANDSTANDS! HISTORY MATTERS!”
                It now appears that the grandstand has been saved.

                https://www.opb.org/news/article/gre...rnonia-oregon/

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                • #23
                  Meanwhile one year ago ..

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                  • #24
                    And today...

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                    • #25
                      Well, one thing is quite certain: They can no longer call it "Historic Hayward Field". The most historic part of the field (the backstraight grandstand) is gone. This is Hayward Field 2.0.
                      Last edited by CookyMonzta; 08-07-2019, 06:14 PM.

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                      • #26
                        I always hated that Historic crap...

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                        • #27
                          I never minded the word "Historic". But it certainly looks as if the new version will be a MUCH more comfortable place to watch a track meet. To me, as a spectator, that's more important than history.

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                          • #28
                            So far, except for the stupid Tower, it appears that it should be a fine stadium...and the right size....

                            Going by every day...I haven't seen anything that looks appalling...

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                            • #29
                              The tower may be "stupid", but I doubt that it will diminish spectators' enjoyment of meets there.

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                              • #30
                                You haven't seen it up close.....

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