With this 12,000-seat expansion and renovation of Autzen Stadium, the University of Oregon has further raised the Pac-10 Conference’s standard of excellence. Adding seats closer to the field has created an environment that maintains Autzen’s legendary home-field advantage and keeps fans on top of the action.
Meanwhile, the combination of a visual “front door” and a new cantilevered roof made entirely of Oregon wood products provides an inviting new external appearance for a structure originally built in 1967.
The expansion and renovation occurred in three phases between football seasons beginning in 2000. It includes 3,200 club seats, 32 new suites (plus two private clubs), enlarged concourses, and — in the Oregon environmental tradition — valet bicycle parking. All suites and press areas feature fully operable glazing that slides away for an unobstructed view of the field. End suites on each suite level have private, open-air terraces. Traditionally the last suites to lease in most collegiate venues, these were among the first to sell at Autzen.
Per the university’s request, the project was designed to be both respectful of the stadium’s past and forwardlooking.