Matchday: Portland Timbers host New York Red Bulls at JELD-WEN Field - Mar. 3, 2013

Timbers fightback for a 3-3 draw against New York, recap to follow

Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls, Mar. 3, 2013; 4:30pm PT - ESPN2

The Portland Timbers kick off their 2013 MLS season at JELD-WEN Field against the New York Red Bulls on March 3, 2013 at 4:30pm PT. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 with Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and Alexi Lalas all on the call (in Portland on 36 and 736, 209 on DirecTV and 144 on Dish Network). Keith Bleyer and Adin Brown host the radio call on 750 AM The Game while Spanish language broadcast is on La Pantera 940The Timbers will be wearing their primary and brand new 2013 Green kits this afternoon.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a special edition 3-piece pin set courtesy of Alaska Airlines. The pins feature the Timbers jet, the secondary crest and the brand new 2013 primary kit. Instagram pics of your morning ritual for a chance to win Timbers and Stumptown Coffee Roasters gear. More details here.

Also, check out Timber's Doghouse PDX as part of the Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance (PTFCA). Info on water policy can also be found on The Backcut blog. Finally, can't make it to the match but want instant updates? Sign up for our new free text score program.

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 open two hours prior to kickoff. Gate 3 (Timbers Army Gate) opens two hours prior to kickoff for people with wristbands (see below) and then 90 minutes prior without wrist band along with Gates 1, 2, 4, & 5 - 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.

Timbers Army Gate Procedures
Due to the high demand for the best seats in the Timbers Army and our desire to provide a fair and consistent early entry procedure, we will be once again using a system of wristbands to help facilitate early entry at Gate 3 for Timbers Army fans at JELD-WEN Field. This has been done after consultation with the 107ist Board who will assist with additional volunteers to help with education and execution. For more details, please visit the Timbers Army Gate Wristband 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.

MATCHDAY PREVIEW:  Portland kicks off 2013 against New York Red Bulls
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READ:  Porter begins MLS campaign with points on the line
READ:  Oppositional Lowdown: New York Red Bulls
READ:  Silvestre looking forward to mentoring role

READ:  2013 Portland Preview: New season, new hopes
WATCH:  Timbers ready to start the season against Red Bulls

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