Where EAST meets the Northwest
HOME OPENERS. Portlandís Thorns and Timbers are ready for the home openers of
both clubs on June 1 and 2 in the newly renovated Providence Park. After 20
months of construction, the stadium will now accommodate 4,074 more fans. (AR
From The Asian Reporter, V29, #10 (May 20, 2019), page 13.
Providence Park is ready for home openers June 1-2
Portlandís Thorns and Timbers are ready for the home openers of both clubs
next month. The squads have played all their matches so far this year away due
to the renovation project at Providence Park, which was originally built in
Work began on the stadiumís $85-million privately financed expansion project
in September 2017. The renovation completes the full U-shape stadium design that
was envisioned in 1925 by the original then-Multnomah Stadium architects.
The 93-foot-tall covered structure features four levels on the expanded east
side. Other upgrades to the park include the addition of a state-of-the-art
video board/scoreboard on the west side of the stadium, a brand-new sound
system, LED field lighting, refreshed concession stands and concourse amenities,
new team store and locker rooms, and more.
More than 4,000 seats were added to the previous attendance number of 21,144,
with the capacity now allowing 25,218 fans. After construction that spanned 20
months, raucous PTFC fans are eager to support their players.
The first home match for the Timbers in Major League Soccer (MLS) takes place
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm against Los Angeles FC. The Thorns open their seventh
season in the National Womenís Soccer Leagueís (NWSL) on Sunday, June 2 at
3:00pm against the Chicago Red Stars.
To buy tickets to upcoming Thorns and Timbers matches, call (503) 553-5555,
or visit <www.thornsfc.com> or <www.portlandtimbers.com>.
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