The Portland Timbers welcome Minnesota United FC Saturday to Providence Park in the 2018 home opener, presented by Widmer Brothers Green & Gold Kolsch. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm PT.
FOX 12 Oregon will broadcast the game with Jake Zivin (play-by-play), Ross Smith (analyst) and Nat Borchers (sideline reporter) on the call. FOX 12 Oregon can be seen in Portland on channels 712 on Comcast Xfinity, 12 on DirecTV and Dish Network and 512 on Frontier Fios. Check your local listings for further details.
Keith Bleyer (play-by-play), Brett Jacobs (analyst) and Fletcher Johnson (host) will provide the radio call on 102.9 FM The Game, featuring a free online audio webstream available via www.1029thegame.com.
The Timbers will be wearing their Primary Green and Gold kits for this match.
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Providence Park Construction Updates
Providence Park is currently in the midst of an extensive stadium expansion that will add approximately 4,000 new seats and a striking new street-level colonnade along the eastern side of the stadium. As a function of the ongoing construction, access to parts of Providence Park will change or be off-limits for parts of the season.
The Family restrooms on the east concourse will be closed.
Temporary stadium fencing will be in place along 18th Ave.
The area around the tower crane in the middle of the KeyBank Club Deck will be closed. This area is approximately 250 square feet.
There will be four (4) ADA and 12 portable toilets on the east concourse along the temporary stadium fence on 18th Ave.
There will be new locations for the previous east concourse beer/liquor carts and merchandise kiosks (these locations will be subject to change, match to match).
GATES/POINTS OF ENTRY
We encourage all ticket holders to use the gate closest to their seat. See map for reference.
There will be a new temporary 18th Ave. Gate (near the junction with SW Yamhill St.), along 18th Ave., with lines queuing to the north and south side of the bank of gates.
The former adidas Timbers Team Store formerly located on the Dutch Bros Plaza inside of Gate 2 will be closed. Temporary fencing will be up surrounding the area.
There will be a temporary pedestrian walkway on 18th Ave., running parallel to the stadium (north/south).
The Face Painter will be moved to the west side, behind section 122/123, under the stairs below Gate 5.
The Thorns FC team store located in the Providence Sports Care Center will remain open during construction, but access might be limited during certain time periods.
The Providence Sports Care Center entry will remain open to KeyBank Club ticket holders.
The women’s restroom by the KeyBank Club will remain open but have a reduced number of toilets.
All five gates at Providence Park have magnetometers. Click here for additional information.
- Check out the Stand Together 50/50 raffle.
- Visit KOi Fusion in the SE corner of the stadium as part of the Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance (PTFCA).
Also read our guides on TriMet, Parking, and Guest Guide.
Timbers Army Gate 3 Procedures and Wristband Policy
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 Providence Park. This has been done after consultation with the 107ist Board who will assist with additional volunteers to help with education and execution.
Supporters seeking wristbands will not be allowed to line up more than 24 hours prior to a Timbers match and camping will be prohibited. The line for the wristband distribution will start at the a-frame near the credential booth on the eastern side of the 20th St/Alaska Plaza (roughly across the street from the Verizon store), and queue along Morrison to the east. The total number of wristbands distributed will drop from 1,000 to 600. The distribution window will increase to as much as eight (8) hours before kick-off; the wristband distribution window will now be between 3-8 hours. Ingress will take place with two (2) lines of 300. Wristbands numbered 1-300 will line up to the east and enter first. Wristbands 301-600 will line up to the west of Gate 3. View full policy here.