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Oregon's Autzen Stadium

About Autzen

Autzen Stadium at a Glance

Trivia: Served as Faber College Football Stadium in the 1978 movie, National Lampoon's Animal House.

Oregon's Autzen Stadium, consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 venues to watch a college football game, only got better in 2002.

Now in it's 45th season, the facility, which originally was completed for a remarkable bargain of approximately $2.5 million in 1967, underwent a $90 million facelift prior to the 2002 season that not only added 12,000 seats and 32 luxury boxes to the stadium's south-side skyline, it improved the amenities that allows spectators to enjoy a better game-day experience in one of the loudest collegiate stadiums in the country. The renovation encompassed much-needed restroom and concession facilities, a 10,000-square foot entertainment center (Club at Autzen), widened walkway and concourse areas to better accommodate the increased capacity from 41,698 to 54,000 fans, as well as new ticket distribution centers and guest services windows to cater to the needs of its patrons.

History

The history of Autzen Stadium is rich. Former Athletic Director Leo Harris was successful in spearheading the drive to construct a modern and economical football theater to replace historic Hayward Field. Named in honor of Portland lumberman, sportsman and philanthropist Thomas J. Autzen, the stadium is situated on a 90-acre site adjacent to the north bank area of Eugene's Alton Baker Park. The site is north of the Willamette River and is approximately one-quarter mile north of the main campus, easily accessible by a scenic footbridge.

Following Oregon's first outright Pacific-10 Conference championship, the athletic department named the playing surface of Autzen Stadium after its winningest football coach of all time Rich Brooks in 1995.

Autzen's natural grass playing surface underwent it's first facelift in 1969 with the installation of its first artificial turf. The surface was replaced in 1976 and a new covering of OmniTurf was installed before the 1984 campaign. The field was replaced with a OmniTurf surface prior to the 1991 season. In 2001, Ducks played on NexTurf before upgrading its surface to FieldTurf in 2002, which has polyethylene and polypropylene fibers designed to resist extreme temperature and weather conditions.

The skyline of Autzen Stadium also was first improved in 1981 with the addition of the Barker Stadium Club behind the east end zone. The facility provided the stadium with additional meeting space and functional surroundings for pre-game activities prior to subsequent improvements.

One of the most significant improvements in the history of the athletics department was completed in time for the start of the 1988 season. The press box along the north rim of the stadium was relocated to the south side to make room for the $2.3 million three-story skysuite complex. The project included the construction of 11 individual sky boxes along with a 460-seat master skysuite, with the revenue generated from the leases serving as the cornerstone for financing of the construction of the Len Casanova Athletic Center.

A $4 million MegaVision four-color video display scoreboard was added to the skyline in 1998. Measuring 88 feet by 56 feet at its extreme points, the structure almost doubled the size of the previous scoreboard.

In the first game played at Autzen Stadium, nationally ranked Colorado defeated Oregon, 17-13, on Sept. 23, 1967, before a regional television audience. The program recorded its first win in the stadium that same season on Oct. 21 vs. Idaho, 31-6.

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Gameday Information

PROHIBITED in Autzen Stadium

No alcohol is permitted in the stadium except in licensed pavilions where it may be legally dispensed.

The University of Oregon is now a Smoke & Tobacco Free University. In accordance with this new policy, smoking is not permitted in or around Autzen Stadium.

Open umbrellas will not be permitted in the seating and aisle areas of Autzen Stadium. Glass or metal containers, vacuum bottles or other similar insulated containers (thermos-type containers), open plastic beverage containers (unless empty), weapons, fireworks, laser pointers, explosives or munitions are not permitted inside the stadium. Patrons agree as a condition of the ticket license to allow inspection of any articles capable of concealing these prohibited items.

The throwing of footballs, frisbees, balls, or other such objects is not allowed inside the stadium seating, tunnel or ramp areas.

Accessibility Services

Accessible seating areas for patrons in wheelchairs and a guest are available in Autzen Stadium. To check on availability or make arrangements for accessible seats, please call the Oregon Athletic Ticket Office us at 1-800 WEBFOOT or stop by the Athletic Ticket Office in the Casanova Center.

Accessible parking is available via Entry 5 off Leo Harris Parkway for $20. A DMV issued placard and proof of placard ownership is required for parking. Parking is first come, first served and compliant with Oregon law regarding wheelchair users in specified spaces. Contact 541-346-5293 for more information.

Alternative listening devices are available for checkout from Guest Services.

Courtesy transportation for disabled and senior patrons is available via tram from the lower concourse into the stadium. Trams will run a minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 1 hour after the end of the game. Shutdown after 30 minutes will vary according to demand.

An elevator providing service for our disabled patrons from the lower concourse to the main concourse is located inside the South Gate. Two main concourse elevators provide service for patrons sitting in the Club Seating area. For more information concerning accommodations related to these services, contact the Duck Ticket Office at (541) 346-4461 or TTY (541) 346-5418.

Automatic Teller Machines

ATMs are available throughout Autzen Stadium on the main concourse during Oregon football games.

Commercial Services

All commercial activities must have prior written approval from the UO Athletics Department.

Duck Store

Visit one of several Duck Store merchandise locations throughout the stadium during the game for your official Duck gear, or the Duck Stores in the Moshofsky Center or in Portland all year round.

Duck Vision

For information on posting birthday or anniversary messages on Duck Vision, please call (541) 346-5417. Orders must be placed at least 10 days in advance of the game and are subject to availability. Click here for the Duck Vision request form.

Garbage/Recycling

Please respect the parklands surrounding the complex by discarding items before leaving Autzen Stadium.
(in the stadium) Garbage containers are located in the main concourse and restroom areas. Blue co-mingle recycling containers are located near concessions & may be used for paper, cardboard & plastic bottles.
(outside the stadium) Garbage containers and blue co-mingle recycling containers are located near gates. Paper, metal, cardboard & plastic can be recycled.

Gates

The perimeter gates will open three hours prior to kickoff for Moshofsky Center access. The stadium gates will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

Guest Services

Guest Services is located at the east and west ends of the main concourse. Services include alternative listening device (ALD) checkout, lost children, lost & found, advance ticket sales and stadium information.

Kickoff Time

There is not a kickoff time printed on your season ticket because the time may change due to TV commitments until six days before the event. Please refer to your local media, www.goducks.com, or call (541) 346-4461 the week of the game for current kickoff times.

Lost & Found

During game day, lost & found is located at Guest Services at the east and west ends of the main concourse. The first business day after the game, valuables are taken to Parking & Transportation (541-346-5444 -  1401 Walnut St Eugene, OR 97403).  Non-valuables (clothing, blankets, etc) are held at the Athletic Department and kept for one month.  Contact the Athletic Department at 541-346-5293.

Medical Services

Medical Services rooms are located at the east and west ends of the main concourse. In addition, Red Cross teams are located within the seating bowl.

Paging Policy

Spectators in Autzen Stadium will be paged over the public address only in situations warranting an emergency. To contact someone in attendance, call the Office of Public Safety at (541) 346-5444 .

Post-Game Field Access

Per Pac-12 rules, and the safety of players, coaches & officials, fans are not allowed to access the field until 5 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

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Directions to Autzen Stadium

From I-5 North

  • Take exit 194B to merge onto I-105 W/OR-126 W toward Eugene
  • Take exit 2 for Coburg Rd toward Downtown
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for University of Oregon and merge onto Coburg Rd
  • PixelPirate Designs
  • Turn right onto Country Club Rd
  • Turn left to stay on Country Club Rd
  • Turn left onto Club Rd
  • Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
  • Turn right onto Leo Harris Pkwy Destination will be on the left

From I-5 South

  • Take exit 194B to merge onto OR-126 W toward Eugene/I-105 W
  • Continue onto I-105 W
  • Take exit 2 for Coburg Rd toward Downtown
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for University of Oregon and merge onto Coburg Rd
  • Turn right onto Country Club Rd
  • Turn left to stay on Country Club Rd
  • Turn left onto Club Rd
  • Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
  • Turn right onto Leo Harris Pkwy Destination will be on the left

Car and RV Parking

The parking lot will open four hours prior to kickoff and a Reserved parking pass will be required for entry. All Reserved parking passes are given out as a donor benefit to members of the Duck Athletic Fund, and are non-transferable. Accessible (ADA) parking is available through Entry 5. ADA parking requires a DMV disabled placard or license plate and costs $20 per game.

Please feel free to view a map of the Autzen lot by clicking below.

2013 Autzen Stadium Numbered Parking Map

Reserved Parking

If your reserved space is north of the Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium, it is recommended you enter the lot through Entry 2 or 3. If your bumper is south of the Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium, it is recommended you enter the lot through Entry 4 or 5. Motor homes will be directed to their reserved location through Entry 4. 

RV Parking

Please note that RV parking in the Autzen Stadium lot is only available with a reserved parking pass. There is no individual game parking available in the Autzen Lot.

Tailgating

Tailgating in one of the Autzen Stadium lots is meant for small family and friend gatherings.  Car parking spaces are 9x20 and RV spaces are 18x40.  All tailgating must be contained within those dimensions.  For larger groups please contact Hospitality Services at 541/346-4475.

Science Factory Parking

Season and single game advance parking passes are available adjacent to Autzen Stadium at lots managed by the Science Factory. University of Oregon Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount. For maps and pricing information, please see the Science Factory's web site

Park and Walk

Fans parking on city streets and neighborhoods should comply with all posted parking restrictions, as they are enforced by the City of Eugene. Individuals parking and walking to events should review parking information available below:

EParkEugene.com | Parking.UOregon.edu | Arena Parking District

Charter Bus Parking

Charter bus parking is available on Leo Harris Parkway for $80/bus. Prepaid passes are available and recommended. Contact 541-346-5312 for more information.

Bicycle Parking – Duck Pen

Secured bicycle parking will be available for each home football game at the rate of $1 per bicycle. The Duck Pen, serviced and supervised by the Eugene Active 20-30 Club, will open three hours prior to kickoff and close one hour after the game. This secured bicycle area is well-lit and is located between the Science Factory and the Autzen Footbridge. Proceeds collected from bicycle parking will be donated to various children's charities in lane county.

UO DuckExpress – Bus Shuttles

The Sports Shuttles provide the fastest, easiest, and least expensive transportation to Autzen Stadium on game days. The per game cost of a round trip is only $3.50 for Adults and $1.75 for Children/Seniors, and is collected during pre-game boarding. The DUCKExpress Season Pass, $24.50 for Adults and $12.25 Child/Senior, is good for all seven home games. Purchase your season pass online at LTD.org or at the LTD Eugene Station's Customer Service Center.

  • LTD Eugene Station (Bay I)
  • Lane County Fairgrounds (13th & Jackson)
  • South Eugene High School (19th & Patterson)
  • Valley River Center – Parking Limited (Northwest parking lot)
  • LTD River Road Station (River RD. & Beltline)
  • Symantec (555 International Way)
  • LTD Springfield Station (355 South A St.)
  • Thurston High School (333 59th St.)

Shuttle service to Autzen Stadium begins 4 hours before game time. Buses run every 10 to 20 minutes from 8 Park & Ride locations.

Return trips from Autzen Stadium to Park & Ride locations are available ONLY during halftime and immediately following the game. Post-game departures will continue for 60 minutes after the game ends.

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Autzen Amenities

Autzen Stadium Sky Suites

Autzen Stadium Sky Suites offer a premium social environment for between 21 and 44 fans to watch the ducks in actions. These luxury private suites are located on the north and south sides of Autzen Stadium. Amenities include: A private Kitchen complete with a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, private restroom, two color televisions, access to the Club Room, retractable windows, stadium catering, and more. Leases for these special suites are 3-7 years. Please give us a call for more information on the "suite" experience.

The Charter Box

The Charter Box is located on the North side of Autzen Stadium above sections 9-13. These special indoor seats offer an open air experience for Oregon football. The Charter Box level includes stadium seating, concessions, restrooms, multiple televisions, elevator access and more.

The Club at Autzen

All commercial activities must have prior written approval from the UO Athletics Department.

Sideline Preffered Seating

Sideline Preferred Seating is located on the South side of Autzen in the lower sections of 30, 31, and 32 and the upper levels of 28 and 34. These special seats have chair backs, armrests, cup holders and access to the South side main concourse concessions, shops and restrooms.

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Pre and Post Game Donor Activities,
Food, Hospitality & Entertainment

Ed Moshofsky Sports Center Food, Beverage & Entertainment

Join us at the "Mo" beginning three hours prior to kick off for live music, big screen TV's, real time scoreboard, dance performances, interactive games and more!

  • Wild Duck Café Dip Nachos
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese
  • Subway Sandwiches
  • Ron's Island Grill Huli Huli Chicken
  • Luke’s Lava Chicken
  • Carl’s Jr. Burgers
  • Bacon Ranch Fries
  • Chili Cheese Fries
  • Moshofsky Spiced Wings
  • Freshly Baked Pretzels
  • Coors Light, Blue Moon, Hop Valley IPA, Deschutes Mirror Pond
  • Crispin Apple Cider
  • Red and White Wine by the glass

This game day event is among the best in the nation so invite your friends and bring the relatives, the Mo Center is the place to be for everyone.

Autzen Stadium Food and Beverage Menu

Oregon offers a spectacular selection of fine quality foods and beverages carefully prepared and presented. Some of our game day menu selections:

  • Dutch Bros. Coffee Dinks
  • Signature Oregon Marionberry Barbeque Sandwiches
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Burger
  • Turkey, Ham and Vegie Sandwiches
  • Wild Pacific Salmon Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • Gridiron Cheeseburger with Natural Cheddar
  • Seasoned Curly Fries
  • Italian Sausage with Oven Roasted Red Peppers
  • Bratwurst with Butter Sautéed Onions and Beer
  • Red Hot Sausage with Fresh Cole Slaw
  • Pepperoni Pizza by the Slice
  • Fresh Kettle Corn
  • Half Pound Angus Hot Dog
  • Pulled Pork and Chicken Sliders
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Roasted Red Pepper Bisque
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Cosmo’s Premium Puffed Corn
  • Giant Churros
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Mighty Duck Bacon Corndog
  • Nachos
  • Duck Tracks Ice Cream
  • Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream

There's more too, including traditional stadium hot dogs, fresh popcorn, candy and ice cold Pepsi. It's all delicious and ready to enjoy when the gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

The Club After Hours

Will begin at the end of the game and last for 1 hour.

Escalators to the club room will take exiting donors down from the south side while our stairwells and elevators will help escort donors and fans up to the club room during this busy time.

Snacks will be available for purchase.

A no-host bar will include cocktails, beer, wine, and sodas.

The club televisions will be showing the post-game show with Jerry Allen, Mark Helfrich’s post-game press conference and other exciting games to help keep up to date on the this year’s run for the Pac-12 Championship and the College Football Championship

So come on by enjoy The Club at Autzen After Hours, relax, let the parking lots clear and mingle with our athletic department staff and fans alike.
Take care and see you all at the Club!

Players March to Victory Mo Center Tradition

Cheer on the Duck football team before kickoff as they march down the Mo Center central boulevard on the way to the Oregon locker room.

  • Players and coaches
  • Oregon Cheerleaders
  • Oregon Green Garter Band
  • Appearance by The Duck

Be a part of this inspirational Oregon tradition and help cheer on the Ducks two hours prior to kickoff in the "Mo".

Mallard Park Hospitality Tents

Create an elegant and memorable game day event for up to 500 guests at Mallard Park, located adjacent to Autzen Stadium. This is Oregon tailgating at its best. Equipment packages include:

  • Chalet style canopy
  • Clear window walls
  • Tables and chairs
  • White picket-fenced courtyard

A wide selection of creature comforts such as lights, sound system and propane-fired space heaters are also available. You are free to choose your own caterer and entertainment for the event. Call (541) 346-4475 to inquire.

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