University of Oregon - Softball


Jane Sanders Stadium at a Glance

The Ducks started tearing down Howe Field on Tuesday, May 26, and constructed new Jane Sanders Stadium in its place, spurred on by $16 million in gifts from UO alum Bob Sanders in honor of his late wife. Oregon broke ground on the new stadium in a ceremony on June 4, 2015.

Bob and Jane met at the UO, where Bob, class of 1951, was a fullback on the football team and Jane, class of 1950, was a cheerleader. Bob and Jane Sanders enjoyed great success in the lumber industry, with businesses in California, Oregon and Washington.

The stadium will be ready for the Ducks’ first home Pac-12 series in March 2016. In addition to Sanders’ $16 million gift, former softball head coach and UO administrator Becky Sisley announced a matching gift challenge for the stadium fund on May 1. Sisley matched all other donations, up to $200,000, for the stadium project until Oct. 1.

Jane Sanders Stadium features 1,500 permanent seats with room to add up to 1,000 more seats with outfield bleachers for postseason games. In Oregon's final game at Howe Field, against NC State on May 23, a record 2,061 fans packed the old stadium. Oregon averaged 1,198 fans per home game in 2015.

A team meeting room, locker room, film room, training room and other amenities will be built under the concourse while an indoor practice center with batting cages, pitching lanes and an infield will be constructed down the third base line. The field with be artificial turf with a real dirt infield. For fans, a roof will cover more than 500 seats behind home plate and a state-of-the-art videoboard will be installed, in addition to all the modern restroom and  concession facilities Howe Field lacked.

Howe Field was originally built in 1936 as the home of Oregon baseball and was converted to a softball stadium in 1987.

SRG is the architect and Howard S. Wright is the general contractor.



From I-5 North

  • Take exit 194B to merge onto I-105 W / OR-126 W toward Eugene
  • Take exit 2 for Coburg Rd toward Downtown
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for University of Oregon and merge onto Coburg Rd
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for OR-99 S / University of Oregon/8th Ave
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for OR-126 BUS and merge onto OR-126 BUS E / OR-99 S / Coburg Rd Continue to follow OR-126 BUS E / OR-99 S
  • Turn right onto Agate St
  • Turn right onto E 18th Ave
  • Turn right onto University St Destination will be on the right

From I-5 South

  • Take the exit toward E 30th Ave
  • Turn left onto E 30th Ave
  • Turn right onto Hilyard St
  • Turn right onto E 18th Ave
  • Turn left onto University St Destination will be on the right

Parking is available next to the venue, with metered restrictions in effect Monday-Saturday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and some 24-hour restricted spots in posted areas nearby.