Matchday: Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders - September 15, 2012

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders, Sept. 15, 2012; 12:30pm PT - NBC

The Portland Timbers aim to secure the Cascadia Cup as they host the Seattle Sounders at JELD-WEN Field on September 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm PT. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC with Arlo White and Kyle Martino on the call. John Strong 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 primary Green kits this afternoon.

Also, check out Big-Ass Sandwiches in the Soccer City USA Grill as part of the Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance. Info on water policy can also be found on The Backcut blog.

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.

For Saturday's match, volunteers will arrive to begin to distribute wristbands some time between 5:30 am and 8:00 am and will continue until 10:00 am or until all wristbands have been distributed, whichever comes first. Note: Kick-off is 12:30 pm.

  • 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 that do not return by 9:30 a.m. are not guaranteed priority entry
  • Gate 3 will open 120 minutes before kickoff (10:30 a.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 (11:00 a.m.) For more information, please read this 107ist FAQ.

JELD-WEN Field Stadium App
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PDF:  Pregame Match Notes
MATCHDAY PREVIEW:  Timbers eye Cascadia glory vs. archrival Sounders

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