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Autzen Stadium at a Glance
Trivia: Served as Faber College Football Stadium in the 1978 movie, National Lampoon’s Animal House.
Oregon’s Autzen Stadium, consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 venues to watch a college football game, only got better in 2002.
Originally was completed for a remarkable bargain of approximately $2.5 million in 1967, the facility underwent a $90 million facelift prior to the 2002 season that not only added 12,000 seats and 32 luxury boxes to the stadium’s south-side skyline, it improved the amenities that allows spectators to enjoy a better game-day experience in one of the loudest collegiate stadiums in the country. The renovation encompassed much-needed restroom and concession facilities, a 10,000-square foot entertainment center (OCCU Club at Autzen), widened walkway and concourse areas to better accommodate the increased capacity from 41,698 to 54,000 fans, as well as new ticket distribution centers and guest services windows to cater to the needs of its patrons.
The history of Autzen Stadium is rich. Former Athletic Director Leo Harris was successful in spearheading the drive to construct a modern and economical football theater to replace historic Hayward Field. Named in honor of Portland lumberman, sportsman and philanthropist Thomas J. Autzen, the stadium is situated on a 90-acre site adjacent to the north bank area of Eugene’s Alton Baker Park. The site is north of the Willamette River and is approximately one-quarter mile north of the main campus, easily accessible by a scenic footbridge.
Following Oregon’s first outright Pacific-10 Conference championship, the athletic department named the playing surface of Autzen Stadium after its winningest football coach of all time Rich Brooks in 1995.
Autzen’s natural grass playing surface underwent it’s first facelift in 1969 with the installation of its first artificial turf. The surface was replaced in 1976 and a new covering of OmniTurf was installed before the 1984 campaign. The field was replaced with a OmniTurf surface prior to the 1991 season. In 2001, Ducks played on NexTurf before upgrading its surface to FieldTurf in 2002, which has polyethylene and polypropylene fibers designed to resist extreme temperature and weather conditions.
The skyline of Autzen Stadium also was first improved in 1981 with the addition of the Barker Stadium Club behind the east end zone. The facility provided the stadium with additional meeting space and functional surroundings for pre-game activities prior to subsequent improvements.
One of the most significant improvements in the history of the athletics department was completed in time for the start of the 1988 season. The press box along the north rim of the stadium was relocated to the south side to make room for the $2.3 million three-story skysuite complex. The project included the construction of 11 individual sky boxes along with a 460-seat master skysuite, with the revenue generated from the leases serving as the cornerstone for financing of the construction of the Len Casanova Athletic Center.
A $4 million MegaVision four-color video display scoreboard was added to the skyline in 1998. Measuring 88 feet by 56 feet at its extreme points, the structure almost doubled the size of the previous scoreboard.
In the first game played at Autzen Stadium, nationally ranked Colorado defeated Oregon, 17-13, on Sept. 23, 1967, before a regional television audience. The program recorded its first win in the stadium that same season on Oct. 21 vs. Idaho, 31-6.
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To enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient, the University of Oregon adopted a Clear Bag Policy. Fans may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Fans are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy. For more information about this policy, please click here.

No outside alcohol is permitted inside the stadium. Beer & wine will be sold at concession stands throughout Autzen Stadium. Consumption is not permitted in student seating areas.
The University of Oregon is now a Smoke & Tobacco Free University. In accordance with this new policy, smoking is not permitted in or around Autzen Stadium.

The permitted seat cushion size is 17.5 inches wide by 13.5 inches deep with a seat back that does not exceed 19 inches. The cushion itself can be no more than 4 inches thick.
Open umbrellas will not be permitted in the seating and aisle areas of Autzen Stadium. Glass or metal containers, vacuum bottles or other similar insulated containers (thermos-type containers), open plastic beverage containers (unless empty), weapons, fireworks, laser pointers, explosives or munitions are not permitted inside the stadium. Patrons agree as a condition of the ticket license to allow inspection of any articles capable of concealing these prohibited items.
The throwing of footballs, frisbees, balls, or other such objects is not allowed inside the stadium seating, tunnel or ramp areas.
Accessible seating areas for patrons in wheelchairs and a guest are available in Autzen Stadium. To check on availability or make arrangements for accessible seats, please call the Oregon Athletic Ticket Office us at 1-800 WEBFOOT or stop by the Athletic Ticket Office in the Casanova Center.
Accessible parking is available via Entry 5 off Leo Harris Parkway for $40. A DMV issued placard and proof of placard ownership is required for parking. Parking in this lot is first come, first served only. State Law requires 1 in 12 ADA spaces must be wheelchair accessible. The wheelchair spaces are indicated with barricades and are held in compliance with Oregon law regarding wheelchair users in specified spaces.
Once the Autzen ADA lot is full, the next option for ADA patrons is to utilize the shuttle system which is ADA compliant – click here for shuttle information. Contact gingers@uoregon.edu for more information. 
Alternative listening devices are available for checkout from Guest Services.
Courtesy transportation for disabled and senior patrons is available via tram from the lower concourse into the stadium. Trams will run a minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 1 hour after the end of the game. Shutdown after 30 minutes will vary according to demand.Click here for a Tram Map.
An elevator providing service for our disabled patrons from the lower concourse to the main concourse is located inside the South Gate. Two main concourse elevators provide service for patrons sitting in the Club Seating area. For more information concerning accommodations related to these services, contact the Duck Ticket Office at (541) 346-4461 or TTY (541) 346-5418.
ATMs are located on the North, Southeast & Southwest Concourses.
All commercial activities must have prior written approval from the UO Athletics Department.
Visit one of several Duck Store merchandise locations throughout the stadium during the game for your official Duck gear, or the Duck Stores in the Moshofsky Center or in Portland all year round.
For information on posting birthday or anniversary messages on Duck Vision, please call (541) 346-5330. Orders must be placed at least 10 days in advance of the game and are subject to availability. Click here for the Duck Vision request form.
Please respect the parklands surrounding the complex by discarding items before leaving Autzen Stadium.
(in the stadium) Garbage containers are located in the main concourse and restroom areas. Blue co-mingle recycling containers are located near concessions & may be used for paper, cardboard & plastic bottles.
(outside the stadium) Garbage containers and blue co-mingle recycling containers are located near gates. Paper, metal, cardboard & plastic can be recycled.
The stadium gates will open 3 hours prior to kickoff with the exception of the East Gate – which will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff. The stadium seating bowl will also open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Guest Services is located at the east and west ends of the main concourse. Services include alternative listening device (ALD) checkout, lost children, lost & found, advance ticket sales and stadium information.
The kickoff time may change due to TV commitments until six days before the event. Please refer to your local media, www.goducks.com, or call (541) 346-4461 the week of the game for current kickoff times.
During game day, lost and found is located at Guest Services on the east and west ends of the main concourse. The first business day after the game all items are transferred to the University of Oregon Police Department – 541-346-3232.
Medical Services rooms are located at the east and west ends of the main concourse. In addition, EMT teams from Lane Community College are located within the seating bowl.
In an effort to move to a contactless, secured expedited entry, all tickets will be mobile for all games. Fans can access and transfer their tickets for all games through the Go Ducks gameday app. CLICK HERE for further mobile ticketing info.
Spectators in Autzen Stadium will be paged over the public address only in situations warranting an emergency. To contact someone in attendance, call the Office of Public Safety at (541) 346-5444 .
Post-game field access is allowed only after teams, game officials and 5 minutes have transpired since the game has concluded.
As part of an effort to reduce binge drinking and prevent alcohol-related incidents, Autzen Stadium follows industry best practices by not allowing fans to re-enter the stadium after they’ve exited at any point during the game.
Students with Student Section tickets enter through the South Gate. Each student will receive a wristband upon entering the turnstile that will be used for entry into the Student Section.
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The parking lot will open six hours prior to kickoff (no earlier than 7:00am) and a reserved parking pass will be required for entry. Accessible (ADA) parking is available day of game through Entry 5. ADA parking requires a DMV disabled placard or license plate and costs $40 per game.

Autzen Stadium Parking Map
Please note that RV parking in the Autzen Stadium lot is only available with a reserved parking pass. There is no individual game parking available in the Autzen Lot.
Tailgating in one of the Autzen Stadium lots is meant for small family and friend gatherings.  Car parking spaces are 9×20 and RV spaces are 18×40.  All tailgating must be contained within those dimensions.  For larger groups please contact Hospitality Services at 541/346-4475.
Season and single game advance parking passes are available adjacent to Autzen Stadium at lots managed by the Eugene Science Center. University of Oregon Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount. For maps and pricing information, please see the Eugene Science Center web site
Season, overnight, and single game parking is available across the street from Autzen Stadium at the Eugene Masonic Lodge. For more information, please visit the Eugene Masonic Lodge web site
RV and single vehicle season parking only is available at the Emerald Valley BMX parking lot located southeast of Autzen Stadium. For more information, please call 541-650-8573.
Season, overnight, and single game parking is available across the street from Autzen Stadium. For specific details and to make online reservations, please visit DuckParking.com
Fans parking on city streets and neighborhoods should comply with all posted parking restrictions, as they are enforced by the City of Eugene. Individuals parking and walking to events should review parking information available below:
EParkEugene.com | Parking.UOregon.edu | Arena Parking District (PDF)
Charter bus parking is available on Leo Harris Parkway for $150/bus. Prepaid passes are available and recommended. Contact gingers@uoregon.edu for more information.
Secured bicycle parking will be available for each home football game at the rate of $1 per bicycle. The Duck Pen, serviced and supervised by the Eugene Active 20-30 Club, will open three hours prior to kickoff and close one hour after the game. This secured bicycle area is well-lit and is located between the Science Factory and the Autzen Footbridge. Proceeds collected from bicycle parking will be donated to various children’s charities in lane county.
The Autzen Express Shuttles provide the fastest, easiest, and least expensive transportation to Autzen Stadium on game days. The Park and Ride locations for 2022 are Valley River Center (Northwest parking lot), Lane Events Center (North parking lot), Pacific Source (555 International Way, Springfield) and Springfield Station (355 South A Street, Springfield).

Shuttle service to Autzen Stadium begins 3 hours before game time. Buses run every 10 to 20 minutes from the four Park & Ride locations.
Return trips from Autzen Stadium to Park & Ride locations are available ONLY during halftime and immediately following the game. Post-game departures will continue for 60 minutes after the game ends.
Buses that can accommodate disabled passengers will be available at each Park and Ride location, but there may for a waiting period while they are making their run.

The Autzen Express is $5 per person and tickets should be purchased in advance.  We will accept LTD Honored Rider passes for those 65+. Cash will not be accepted to ride the shuttle. Follow this link to purchase passes. 
Even though Lane Transit District (LTD) will not be providing Autzen Shuttle service this season, you can still ride LTD to the UO and then walk to the game from campus.  Click here to check out LTD bus schedules.
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Oregon Athletics has several exclusive hospitality offerings to ensure a top level experience while attending an Oregon Football game. Opportunities include private suites on the North and South sides, sold on a season and single game basis, the OCCU Club on the South side and the Charter Box on the North side. We look forward to hosting you for the ultimate game day experience in one of our high end offerings.
Autzen Stadium Sky Suites offer a premium social environment for between 21 and 44 fans to watch the ducks in actions. These luxury private suites are located on the north and south sides of Autzen Stadium. Amenities include: A private Kitchen complete with a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, private restroom, two color televisions, access to the Club Room, retractable windows, stadium catering, and more. Leases for these special suites are 3-7 years. Please give us a call for more information on the “suite” experience.
The Charter Box is located on the North side of Autzen Stadium above sections 9-13. These special indoor seats offer an open air experience for Oregon football. The Charter Box level includes stadium seating, a full bar, concessions, restrooms, multiple televisions, elevator access and more.
The OCCU Club at Autzen is located on the South side of Autzen Stadium and provides access to premium concessions and a full bar. Premium seats with access to the club will also have grab-and-go beverage options.  
Sideline Preferred Seating is located on the South side of Autzen in the lower sections of 30, 31, and 32 and the upper levels of 28 and 34. These special seats, that are 18″ wide, have chair backs, armrests, cup holders and access to the South side main concourse concessions, shops and restrooms.
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The Moshofsky Center opens three hours prior to kick of game days and is available to anyone with a ticket to that days game. Activities in the Moshofsky Center include:

Autzen Stadium Food and Beverage Menu
There’s more too, including traditional stadium hot dogs, fresh popcorn, candy and ice cold Pepsi. It’s all delicious and ready to enjoy when the gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Everyone loves a great tailgate but when you add up all the effort and energy it takes to plan, shop, pack-up, claim a site, set up, take down and put it all away, a tailgate can be overwhelming and draining. TailgatePal takes the hassle out of tailgating offering Oregon Duck fans a unique, convenient and relaxing way to enjoy a Saturday at Autzen whether it’s with a small group or a party of 50.
Twenty-Two premium tents located in Tailgate Alley – a semi private tailgating area steps from Autzen Stadium – provide Oregon Duck fans with the ultimate way to take in an Oregon game – from pre-game through post game. Click here for more information.
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