A vision and a commitment. The two have combined to put the University of Oregon on the "facilities map" in the world of intercollegiate athletics. The administration's vision in the mid-90's to reinvest in the future of the athletic department was coupled by the commitment from donors who stepped up to the plate to help fund over a $125 million dollars in renovations.
The Len Casanova Center houses the Hall of Champions, a state-of-the-art weight room and offices to all coaches and staff that run the day-to-day operations of the athletic department. Autzen Stadium, home to the winningest football program ten years running in the Pac-12, is loud and intimidating. Matthew Knight Arena, home to the men's and women's basketball, Acrobatics and Tumbling and Volleyball squads, is equally as intimidating and filled with character. Hayward Field is one of the most historic track venues in the nation.
Factor in Pape' Field, a seven-year old facility that hosts soccer and lacrosse matches, Howe which boasts one of the most scenic views in the Pac-10, the Moshofsky Center, the first-of-it's-kind indoor practice facility in the Pacific Northwest, and the Jaqua Academic Center, which nutures the educational development of Oregon's Student-Athlete body, and few would disagree that the University of Oregon Athletic Department boasts the finest facilities in the country.