As the venue for the 18th World Athletics Championships, Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA, hosted the world's best athletes from July 15 to 24, 2022. GEZOFLEX EPDM granules from GEZOLAN were used for the nine-lane running track and other competition areas.
The Hayward Field Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Oregon and was opened back in 1919. Two years later, Hayward Field received a track and field facility and has been used exclusively as a track and field stadium since 1967. On the occasion of the 18th World Athletics Championships, the historic sports facility was extensively remodeled and renovated.
The result of the extensive reconstruction and renovation work is a first-class athletics facility - with a nine-lane running track, impressive acoustics and unobstructed sightlines throughout. While the most noticeable structural change is the nine-story tower in the shape of a torch, the most important measure for the athletes probably includes the renovation of the running track and the competition areas. GEZOLAN's high-quality GEZOFLEX EPDM granules were used both for the installation of the nine-lane running track and for the surfacing system of the other competition areas, such as the high and long jump. EPDM granules in the traditional standard colour 062 Red (RAL 3016) were used.
"With its outstanding sports functional properties, the high-quality GEZOFLEX EPDM rubber granules guarantee minimal risk of injury and prepare the perfect ground for athletes to achieve maximum athletic performance," explains the manufacturer GEZOLAN.