Board of Trustees to discuss moving Hayward Field cell phone tower

The Board of Trustees meet on Thursday, Feb. 18 to discuss whether the University of Oregon can force the removal of a cell phone tower at Hayward Field, the Register Guard reports. The 120-foot tower lies next to Hayward Field’s west grandstand, which is set for demolition on Aug. 1. The renovation is part of the ongoing effort to prepare Hayward Field for the 2021 track and field world championships.

The cell phone tower is privately owned by SBA Communications. According to the Register Guard, communications between UO and SBA in effort to move the cell phone tower have failed. The corporation’s current lease on the land lasts until 2029, something the UO has been trying to change by offering “favorable terms” to give up the lease, the Register Guard reports.

The board will discuss the future of the tower on Thursday at noon via a conference call. The meeting will be broadcast in room 403 of the Ford Alumni Center for members of the public.

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