Hayward Field at the University of Oregon is almost more shrine than athletic facility. It has a storied history in track and field, a history known across the country and across the sport.
So it's not surprising that the plans to renovate Hayward have raised a few eyebrows and tempers.
Especially since "renovate" meant tearing down the East Grandstand.
Tom Heinonen, a former coach at UO, has many memories from his years coaching track.
He visits with his thoughts on Hayward's history and future.