During the process, the crown was removed to make the field flat.
In 2014, the east end-zone scoreboard was updated to include a digital screen, the addition of 150 flat screen monitors throughout the concessions areas, additional culinary options in the form of food trucks on the north side of the stadium, increased cell phone repeaters and an upgrade to the sound system.
Additionally, the sideline wall graphics were updated from the new panels installed in the 2010 season.
This stands as the second largest crowd for a sporting event in the state of Oregon, with the largest being the CART Portland 200 Champ car event in 1993 (63,000).
On October 27, 2007, during a 24–17 victory against the USC Trojans, a then-record crowd of 59,277 fans was recorded at 127.2 decibels.
A similarly loud 31–27 upset of third-ranked Michigan in 2003 prompted a Michigan Daily columnist to write Autzen's 59,000 strong make the Big House collectively sound like a pathetic whimper.
According to many in the Pac-12, it was actually even louder prior to the most recent expansion because the noise reverberated all the way up the stadium and bounced back down to the field—the so-called "Autzen bounce." Oregon officials say that any future expansions will trap more noise.From 1997 to 2001, the Ducks had a 23-game home winning streak at Autzen Stadium, which ended with a 49–42 loss to Stanford.The stadium is located just north of the Willamette River, next to Alton Baker Park.Students typically walk to the stadium from the University of Oregon campus over the Autzen Footbridge, which passes over the Willamette, then through Alton Baker Park.
The Field Turf playing field is at an elevation of 420 feet (130 m) above sea level and is laid out in a non-traditional east-west orientation, slightly skewed so that players will not have the sun shining in their eyes in late fall. Due to the stadium's relatively small footprint, the fans are very close to the action, and the field is sunken.He often prefaces it with the local weather forecast, which quite often includes some chance of showers, but reminds fans that "we know the real forecast..." or "let's tell our friends from (visiting team name) the real forecast..." If rain is actually falling before the game, Essig will often dismiss it as "a light drizzle", or "liquid sunshine" but not actual rain by Oregon standards.