Who exactly is the "unknown outside firm" described in Peter Thompson's commentary ("UO, city go off track at Hayward Field," May 13), this entity that somehow superseded the plan of the iconic Tinker Hatfield, the plan that enjoyed broad support and was issued permits in 2015, that could have been nearly completed by now? Why has this essential information not appeared in our local paper of record and in our other sources of transparency? Why would the University of Oregon suddenly reverse its position away from the Hatfield plan that it had long championed? What are the names, and what are the connections?

The Hayward renovation is an important decision, with ramifications that are not yet possible to fully appreciate. We're missing critical information in this story. Can The Register-Guard or other sources please fill in these gaps and honor our community's right to know?

Thomas Arnold, Eugene