|2008 Olympic Trials at Hayward Field
From June 27th through July 6th of 2008, America's most elite track and field athletes gathered at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Their sole purpose was to compete for a coveted position as a member of Team USA for the 2008 Summer Games to be held in Beijing. Track Town, USA once again hosted the most important pre-Olympic event in the country. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flocked to the Eugene-Springfield area to witness the event.
Lodging was in high demand as the area's hotels and motels were booked up far in advance. This made early reservations critical, as Lane County's available lodging is limited, fans found rooms north of Eugene in Corvallis (47 mi.), Albany (45 mi.), Salem (66 mi.) and as far away as Woodburn (82 mi.), Wilsonville (93 mi.) and Portland (110 mi.). To the south visitors found lodging in Creswell, Cottage Grove (21 mi.), Roseburg (71 mi.), Rice Hill (47 mi.) and Grants Pass (138 mi.). The city of Florence (61 mi.), on the Oregon coast, was also a place to stay while attending the US Olympic Team Trials.
The University of Oregon opened some dormitory rooms for the public, but since those rooms were adjacent to Hayward Field, they filled up quickly, as did rooms in other hotels and motels within walking distance, such as the Best Western Greentree Inn, the Campus Inn, the Phoenix Inn, the Days Inn, and the Quality Inn. There are also several bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels near campus that very popular and provided rooms to a few lucky spectators.
Guests who reserved their rooms through Planet Eugene were able to rest easy knowing they were protected by our low price guarantee. This means that if you found the same room, in the same hotel, for the same dates at a lower rate, Planet Eugene was able to refund the difference. Since most hotels did'nt accept reservations more than a year in advance, we recommended visitors book their accommodations as soon as possible. Many attemtped to secure a room near downtown Eugene to fully enjoy the atmosphere and excitement that will surround the 2008 US Olympic Track & Field Trials.
Eugene and Springfield area lodging resources
Best Western - Greentree Inn
Located directly across the street from the University of Oregon campus.
Centrally located in the heart of downtown Eugene, the Campus Inn offers convenient access to the Willamette River and the University of Oregon, as well as some of the city's best restaurants.
Courtyard By Marriott Eugene/Springfield
The hotel designed by business travelers.
Comfort Suites in Springfield
All suite property. Conveniently located near I-5. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Meeting facilities available.
Very near the U of O. Meeting rooms and a business center are also available for use.
Located Downtown only steps away from the Hult Center
Holiday Inn in Springfield
This new full-service hotel is going to open in Fall of 2007.
La Quinta Inn And Suites Eugene
On Day Island Rd. near the Valley River Shopping Center.
Within walking distance from the U of O.
Quality Inn & Suites
Near the University of Oregon on Franklin Blvd.
Ramada Inn Eugene
Located at 225 Coburg Rd in Eugene. Banquet rooms are also available.
Red Lion Inn
On Coburg Rd in Eugene near the Willamette River.
Residence Inn Eugene
Located on Country Club Road. Easy access to Downtown or the University from this convenient location.
Shilo Inn Eugene / Springfield
Full-service hotel situated near the home of the University of Oregon.
TownePlace Suites by Mariott
Planned opening is set for Spring 2007 for the Gateway District of Springfield, Oregon.
Located off of I-5 on Gateway Blvd. This hotel is actually located in Springfield with quick access to Eugene.
Valley River Inn
We set the standard for Eugene Hotels. Welcome to the Valley River Inn, Eugene's resort style hotel, convention center and one of the finest Eugene restaurants, located on the banks of the scenic Willamette River. Close to the University of Oregon and downtown Eugene, this pet friendly, kid friendly hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure.
Eugene Lodging . com
Search for area accommodations and save money with Eugene Lodging.
B & B's - Inns
Campbell House, A City Inn
All the rooms are decorated with period furniture.
C'est la Vie Inn
Charming Bed and Breakfast in the heart of downtown Eugene. Walk to the Hult Center, U of O, restaurants and galleries. Very convenient on game days.
Oval House Bed and Breakfast
This newer home is built and decorated with a 20th century farmhouse design, located in a residential neighborhood.
River Walk Inn Bed & Breakfast
Centrally located in a quiet residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown Eugene with quick access to Owen Rose Garden and the Willamette River bicycle/walking trail.
To learn more and or make your reservations.
Eugene International Hostel
2352 Willamette St - Eugene OR - 97405 - Ph 541.349.0589
Lost Valley Hostel
Located a short distance from Eugene in Dexter, Oregon.
Eugene awarded 2008 Olympic Track & Field Trials
University News: 2008 Olympic Track and Field Trials
When will tickets go on sale?
Tickets went on sale in the Fall of 2006. Ticket packages, prices, and contact info are posted on the official website.
How do I obtain priority tickets?
Currently, the U of O Athletic Department is offering an opportunity to gain priority for advance purchase options by purchasing Oregon Track and Field season tickets through the 2008 season. For information on this promotion please contact the University of Oregon Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-WEBFOOT.
Tickets for the event can be purchased by visiting www.eugene08.com or calling 1-800-webfoot