Ten season ticket sections sold out for inaugural MLS season

Season tickets in 10 different sections are sold out for the Timbers' inaugural MLS season in 2

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that season tickets in 10 different sections are sold out for the team’s inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season in 2011 following the initial seat-selection phase for current season ticket holders and MLS depositors. Additionally, all but three suites for the team’s first MLS campaign have been sold on a multi-year basis.

Sideline season ticket Sections 117, 118 and 119; new Club Seat location C3; Sections SD2, SD5 and SD6 on the new South Deck; the Value Terrace on the west side of the stadium; Goal Box Section 115 and corner Section 110 are officially sold out and no longer available for season ticket purchase for the team’s inaugural MLS season. Additionally, Section 94 in the new premium east-side seating area is on the verge of selling out, with just a handful of seats remaining.

And with eight months remaining before the Timbers mark their on-field MLS debut, 20 of the 23 pavilion suites at PGE Park have been sold on a multi-year basis. The team anticipates selling out of suites for the 2011-13 MLS seasons by the fall. Remaining season tickets for the Timbers’ inaugural MLS season start at $15 per game and are available now for purchase by contacting a Timbers ticket representative at (503) 553-5555. For information on how to secure one of the few remaining suites for the MLS Timbers, contact Ryan Brach at (503) 553-5432.

The Timbers will cap the number of season tickets sold for their inaugural MLS season.

A virtual venue feature at www.PortlandMLS2011.com offers fans the ability to simultaneously compare 360-degree views from various seating sections and the opportunity to explore the exciting changes that will take place at PGE Park for the 2011 MLS season.

In addition to tickets for all regular-season MLS matches in 2011, Timbers’ MLS season ticket holders will receive:
- Five (5) additional matches per season as part of the season ticket package
- Exclusive season ticket-holder gift
- Annual season ticket-holder appreciation event
- 10-percent discount at the Timbers Team Store
- Five (5) buy-one, get-one half-off coupons good for additional tickets to regular-season matches
- Special access to exclusive Timbers events

Also, the Timbers have introduced a new program to reward fans who invest in season tickets before Dec. 31, 2010. Known as “The Axe Society,” this new program offers all founding season ticket holders several additional lifetime benefits at no extra cost, including special name-recognition on a commemorative display at the stadium, additional annual discounts at the Timbers Team Store, exclusive promotions and events for Axe Society members and a commemorative, inaugural-season gift. Detailed information on Timbers season tickets for the 2011 season is available at www.PortlandMLS2011.com.

About MLS Portland Timbers On March 20, 2009, Major League Soccer (MLS) awarded Portland the league’s 18th franchise to begin play in the top-flight professional soccer league starting in 2011. The Portland Timbers will mark their debut MLS season in 2011 in a significantly renovated PGE Park that will create one of the most exciting and authentic soccer environments in the country. New stadium amenities will include better sightlines closer to the action, new premium seating on the east side of the field, a new club lounge and a new entry plaza and team store. The Timbers have been a beloved part of the Portland sports landscape since their early beginnings in the North American Soccer League in 1975, launching the era of “Soccer City USA” in the Rose City.