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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

A color image of the Patrick Wayne Valley Field.


This track and field facility opened in 1974 to replace Bell Field. It was used for intercollegiate competition until 1988, when the track and field programs were eliminated. It was located on the site of what is now the Hilton Garden Inn and the Softball complex. It was demolished when construction began on the Hilton Garden Inn in about 2001. The pressbox and bleachers were incorporated into OSU’s soccer venue, Lorenz Field.

General Information


2500 SW Western Boulevard



Year Built




Square Footage



Athletics: track and field

Previous Name(s)



Patrick Wayne Valley - OSU football letterman and member of the 1964 Rose Bowl team

Historic District



Intercollegiate Athletics Records


Intercollegiate Athletics Records


Some of the search results from "Patrick Wayne Valley Field" on Oregon Digital contain articles with photographs of spectators at the field. The Daily Barometer on February 2, 1988, shows an athlete running on the field. A search for "Wayne Valley Field" yields two aerial images of the field. 

Further Archival Information

SCARC: The Intercollegiate Athletics Records contain materials related to the track and field stadium, with particular regard to the facility file in Series 5: Box-folder 6.6. Series 13, Box-folder 17.37 contains subject files on track and field from 1976 to 1985, during the time in which the Patrick Wayne Valley field operated. Series 7, Box-folder 16.2 of News and Communication Services Records contains subjects files of OSU buildings and facilities. Item 17 pertains to the Patrick Wayne Valley Field (referred to as "Wayne Valley Field").

Oregon Digital: A search for "Patrick Wayne Valley Field" yields many results about the athletic facility, including track and field media guides and news articles. A search for "Wayne Valley Field" yields two aerial images of the field.