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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Demolition crews have started tearing down the West Grandstand at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.

UO spokesman Tobin Klinger tells The Register-Guard that the grandstand will likely take a few days to demolish because it has a lot of concrete and metal. The much-loved East Grandstand — largely made of wood — was torn down in less than a day last week.

After the grandstands, the last major structure the UO will demolish as part of Hayward Field’s rebuild will be the Bowerman Family Building, which houses locker rooms, meeting rooms, and treatment facilities.

A new stadium is scheduled be in place for the 2021 World Track and Field Championships.


Information from: The Register-Guard,