Photos: Hayward Field project preparations and destruction of East Grandstand

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The following photos capture the Hayward Field renovation preparations made on June 16 and the demolition of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand on June 22, 2018:

 

A construction worker walks through the East Grandstand while prepping for the Hayward Field remodel on June 16, 2018. (Ben Green/Emerald)

 

Asbestos signs riddle the construction sites at Hayward Field as workers begin construction on June 16, 2018. (Ben Green/Emerald)

 

A construction worker scrapes away paint at Hayward Field on June 16, 2018. (Ben Green/Emerald)

 

A non-University sponsored art piece depicting the iconic Steve Prefontaine was erected on the outside of Hayward Fields East Grandstand to protest construction. (Ben Green/Emerald)

 

Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The splintered remains of the East Grandstand’s roof scatter over its steps. Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A toppled arena light bobs in front of the destructed East Grandstand. Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A statue of Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, Inc, appears to watch the demolition of the East Grandstand. Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Chunks of roofing fall to the ground as the demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Workers wet the East Grandstand to prevent dust generation. Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The site of the Hayward Field renovations is fenced off on Fifteenth Avenue from Onyx Street to Agate Street. Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Just Do It Phil: A man called Doug Signmann is known around the University of Oregon for adorning his bicycle with Duck gear and religious signs. Signmann’s bike is parked outside of Hayward Field while demolition takes place — with two new signs reflecting upon Phil Knight’s involvement in the Hayward Field renovation. Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A man known as Doug Signmann waves his American flag and shouts “The end is near!” as many others around him grieve at the destruction of Hayward Field. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Demolition of Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand begins on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

An excavator digs into the East Grandstand. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Splintered wood juts out from what is left of the East Grandstand. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

An excavator knocks out a large chunk of the East Grandstand. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A wayward demolition: The partially-destroyed East Grandstand leans to one side as construction workers gradually chip away at its wooden structure. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Elsewhere of Hayward Field, work is being done to renovate the track. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Workers wet the East Grandstand to prevent dust generation during the demolition. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

An excavator rips off the wooden sides of the East Grandstand. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Pieces of the East Grandstand break off and fall to the ground. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Hayward Field’s East Grandstand lies reduced to wooden splinters on the ground. The wooden structure was 93 years old. Historic Hayward Field’s East Grandstand is demolished on June 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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