Eugene officials OK deal terms of UO Autzen Complex expansion

Eugene officials have given employees the inexperienced mild to proceed with a purchase order and sale settlement with the University of Oregon that will permit for the expansion of the Autzen Stadium Complex.

Councilors voted 7-1 Monday evening to authorize City Manager Sarah Medary to enter an settlement with UO that’s according to terms together with a land swap, the college paying for brand spanking new parking areas and enhancements to present parking and the bridge throughout the canal.

UO introduced plans in October 2021 to increase the Autzen Complex to accommodate a brand new, 170,000-square-foot indoor soccer follow facility and two outside follow fields that would come with the reconfiguration of Leo Harris Parkway and the realm adjoining to the Autzen Complex.

This artist's rendering shows how UO hopes to expand the Autzen Stadium Complex to accommodate a new, 170,000-square-foot indoor football practice facility and two outdoor practice fields, west of Autzen Stadium

To construct the 2 outside fields, the college desires land from Eugene’s Alton Baker Park and right-of-way within the space as half of a land swap for acreage UO owns on the south facet of the river subsequent to Downtown Riverfront Park.

Staff first introduced the proposal to the council final summer season and stated the deal factors mirror mitigation and issues officials raised in the course of the preliminary dialogue.

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