Whether you're a long-time Portland soccer supporter or you're making your first visit to Providence Park, there are a few things you should know.
The majority of Providence Park stadium policies and programs that are in effect for Portland Timbers matches remain consistent during Portland Thorns FC matches. There are a few minor changes though, so be sure to familiarize yourself with these new policies that are specific to Thorns FC events.
BAGS / BAG SEARCH -- Bags larger than 14” x 14” x 6” are not be allowed into Providence Park. All bags are subject to a visual search before entry. Providence Park will not check and hold any oversized bags while supporters attend the match. One bag per person. Hard-sided coolers are not allowed into Providence Park.
BIKE PARKING – A limited about of bike parking spaces will be available in the loading zones on Morrison Ave. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
GATES – All gates will be open, except Gate 3.
GATE TIMES – Gates open for all matches one (1) hour prior to kickoff.
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING – The General Admission seating area is from sections 101 to 110.
KeyBank CLUB – Unlike Timbers matches, there will be no buffet service or all-inclusive hocking during matches.
MAP – Check out this handy Providence Park map laid out for Thorns FC matches
McDONALD’S POST GAME AUTOGRAPHS – Each match a few lucky Thorns FC Season Ticket Holders are invited onto the field where they have the opportunity to receive autographs from the Portland Thorns team as they leave the field. The autograph session takes place after each home game, 10-15 minutes after the final whistle. Fans are encouraged to bring one item to get signed. Autograph signings will be held on the field, at the base of section 115/116. Portland Thorns FC cannot guarantee any signatures, specific signatures, or specific players during the autograph session, nor guarantee duration of the session.
To enter to win a voucher click here.
Not a Thorns FC season ticket holder? Follow the Thorns Facebook or Twitter pages for your chance to receive an autograph voucher. A portion of vouchers will be distributed via social media leading up to each home match.
SCREENING -- Over the next two months (as of March 16, 2016), Providence Park will phase in the use of magnetometers (walk-through metal detectors). Any supporters choosing to not walk through the magnetometers will be subject to a full pat-down and/or search-wand screening.
STREAMING – Almost all regular-season matches will be streamed live on www.portlandthornsfc.com. Home teams are responsible for production of the online stream.
SUPPORTERS – The Rose City Riveters are the primary supporters group for the new club. Learn more about their chants and traditions at http://www.rosecityriveters.org.
VIDEO BOARD MESSAGES - Share a birthday, anniversary, or personal message on the video board at Providence Park. Messages can be displayed during any Thorns home game for $20. Include a photo for $30. Requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 business hours prior to kick-off of the specified match. Please include your name, address, phone number with the best time to contact you, date of game, and the message to be displayed (we recommend messages are around 30 characters including spaces and punctuation).
For more information about Providence Park, please visit www.providenceparkpdx.com.