LOOK: New plans, renderings of Ducks future indoor practice field take shape

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The Oregon Ducks announced plans to build a new, multi-million dollar indoor practice field adjacent Autzen Stadium last year, and the university is currently going through the approval stage for the project.

According to a release from the school’s website, the school has submitted paperwork to the city to build a 170,000 square foot indoor facility to be built west of Autzen Stadium and between Leo Harris Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The location is part of the current outdoor football practice fields the team uses. Oregon’s current indoor practice facility, the Moshofsky Center, is 135,000 square feet and will continue to be used for all sports. This new facility will give the Oregon Athletic Department two indoor facilities for its sports teams to use.

According to a new report from The Oregonian’s James Crepea, the plans are being advanced with the help of the Eugene City Council.

The project is slotted to be completed by 2024 and will give the Ducks more room for the football team to work with a controlled atmosphere outside that can change the elements with which they practice in.

The new facility will be among the region’s most energy-efficient buildings, with a goal of powering the building with renewable energy generated onsite.


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