Matchday: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids - August 31, 2012

Timbers defeat Rapids behind Dike goal and Ricketts shutout, full recap to follow

Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids, August 31, 2012; 7:30pm PT - NBC Sports Network

Fresh from a big win over Vancouver, the Portland Timbers host the Colorado Rapids at JELD-WEN Field on August 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm PT. Tune-in on NBC Sports Network (Channel 32 and 732 on Comcast, 603 on DirecTV, 159 on Dish Network and 90 and 590 on Frontier Fios) with John Strong and Brian Dunseth on the call. Keith Blyer and Adin Brown are on the radio via 750 AM The Game and Spanish language broadcast is on La Pantera 940The Timbers will be wearing their Rose City Red kits this evening.

Also, check out Stumplings as featured in the Soccer City USA Grill as part of the Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance.

Making the trip to JELD-WEN Field to see the match? Check out with a full Timbers MatchDay Guide complete with a custom interactive map.

1. Get To The Stadium
2. Buy Tickets
3. Choose Your Entrance - KeyBank Club seats and Gate 3 (Timbers Army Gate) open two hours prior to kickoff, Gate 3, Gates 1, 2, 4, & 5 are 75 minutes prior - SEE SPECIAL ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR GATE 3 BELOW
4. Find Your Seat
5. Enjoy The Match
6. After The Match

Also read our guides on TriMetParking, and a primer on Day-of-Event policies.

New Timbers Army Gate Procedures
In order to provide a fair and consistent entry procedure for Timbers Army fans entering through Gate 3, please read the following procedure. This has been done after consultation with the 107ist Board who will assist with additional volunteers to help with education and execution

  • The first 1,000 TA fans will receive a numbered wristband based on arrival order
  • Wristbands will be placed on each fan upon arrival (Limit 1 per person)
  • Fans should line up numerically 180 minutes before kick-off (4:30 p.m.)
  • Fans that do not return by 4:30 p.m. are not guaranteed priority entry
  • Gate 3 will open 120 minutes before kickoff (5:30 p.m.)
  • There will be an express and a bag check lane so your wristband number does not guarantee numerical entry due to security checks in the bag line.

Fans not arriving in time to recieve a wristband must go to the end of the Gate 3 line or utlize alternative JELD-WEN Field gates that open at 90 minutes before kick-off (6:00 p.m.) For more information, please read this 107ist FAQ.

JELD-WEN Field Stadium App
Find your way around JELD-WEN Field with this free app for both iPhone and Android. Get the quickes route to your seat, find nearby amenities, and look up a complete menu of all stadium food options and locations.


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Look for badges and deals throughout the season. Check in at JELD-WEN Field when you arrive and unlock a s special for foam hand red/yellow card for only $3 at any JELD-WEN Field merchandise location!

PDF:  Pregame Match Notes
PDF:  MLS Game Guide
MATCHDAY PREVIEW:  Energized Portland hosts Colorado side at JELD-WEN

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