In light of its place on the National Register of Historic Places and its decades of serving as a popular community venue, Civic Stadium is treasured by the entire Eugene community and the adjacent Friendly neighborhood.
Friends of Civic Stadium (FoCS) and Civic Stadium Sports and Entertainment (CSSE) are Eugene non-profits leading a community effort to preserve and repurpose historic Eugene Civic Stadium. The stadium and the surrounding 10.2 acres are owned by the 4J School District.
FoCS and CSSE have developed a plan to preserve the stadium grandstand and transform the property into a vibrant community resource and public space. The project is focused on the rehabilitation of the historic stadium and its conversion into a multipurpose venue with facilities for youth sports, family recreation and entertainment and as the home field for a professional soccer team.
The complex will offer facilities for youth development organizations and other non-profit groups, school and club teams, as well as opportunity for additional economic development in the form of retail, housing and a restaurant.
Construction segments will be undertaken and financed separately, based on financing considerations.
The project will include the use of green and sustainable design, materials, operating practices and energy use.
The complex will be available, at cost, for youth organizations, schools, city adult leagues, and local sports organizations for football, volleyball, lacrosse and baseball.
The grass field will be replaced with one that meets user and potential user requirements and the weather in the Northwest.
The historic grandstand will be refurbished to include structural improvements, and restoration of its original exterior appearance.
This 10,000 square foot two story structure is planned to include box office, public restrooms, locker rooms, and team offices.
A park like area with food kiosks will provide concessions for spectators.
If additional seating is required for professional soccer, a 2000 seat grandstand/berm will be added east of the field.
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FoCS Work Party and Update Schedule:
• The next cleanup is not yet scheduled
Please watch for email alerts and check the Eugene Weekly calendar for upcoming chances to help out at Civic.