Thorns FC Providence Park Field Guest Guide

See also: NWSL Fan Code of Conduct (pdf)

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.

ADA SEATING & EXCHANGE POLICY
All wheelchair spaces and companion seating are assigned. Seats may be purchased in advance by phone through SeatGeek at 888-983-1783. Guests may pre-arrange special wheelchair needs by calling Providence Park at 503.553.5523 to schedule an escort to/from their seating location. Providence Park meets all ADA requirements. The Providence Park ADA exchange policy facilitates making ADA seats available for ADA qualified patrons who possess a ticket for an inaccessible seat. If a ticket holder requires ADA seating for a home game(s) they should notify their Member Services Rep or the Member Services Department (members@timbers.com) to arrange for relocation into ADA seating. Please be aware that the relocation of these seats is based solely upon ticket availability, therefore advance notice is beneficial. Game-day ADA ticket exchanges are based on ADA seat availability and cannot be guaranteed.  Providence Park can also relocate one companion seat with any ADA ticket relocation request. Providence Park reserves the right to take appropriate action regarding misrepresentation or fraud, which may result in relocation, ejection, or revocation of season ticket accounts.

ADMISSION
No discounts on the price of admission will be offered based on the time of your entry to the match. The ticket price is the same whether you enter at the beginning or end of the match.

ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER
Providence Park is located in the heart of downtown Portland, just off I-405. The address at Providence Park is 1844 SW Morrison, Portland, OR  97205. For information about upcoming events, directions to the stadium or to contact our administrative office, please call 503.553.5400.

ALCOHOL
Providence Park wishes that all guests have a great and memorable time during their visit. For those who would like to consume alcoholic beverages, they are available at concession stands throughout Providence Park. Oregon state liquor laws prohibit guests from bringing alcoholic beverages into Providence Park. The only alcohol permitted on the premises must be purchased and/or dispensed by authorized servers. Guests who appear to be under the age of 30 will be required to show approved identification. No guest will be served more than two alcoholic beverages at any given time. Alcohol beverage sales on the concourse level will stop at designated times during soccer matches, concerts and other events.

ANIMALS
Only certified service dogs or service dogs in training will be allowed into Providence Park. All other animals are prohibited.

BABY-CHANGING AREAS
Changing stations are located in every restroom at Providence Park. All women’s restrooms are equipped with electrical outlets.

BAGS / BAG SEARCH
A clear bag policy has been instituted for 2021. Clear bags, sized 12"w x 12"h x 6"d will be available for free at all ingress gates for the first two ticketed matches of 2021 (April 9 and 13), while supplies last. Supporters are encouraged to avoid bringing a bag, if feasible. The new clear bags will be distributed while fans are in line. Bags will then be available for purchase at PTFC Authentics retail locations.

Below, please find additional information regarding Providence Park’s bag/clear bag policy:
 
Allowed sizing for Clear Bags -  12″ x 6″ x 12″

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″.  
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (ziploc bag or similar). 
  • Clear backpacks within the listed dimensions and have no more than two (2) pockets.

Allowed Sizing for Non-Clear Purses, Clutches and Wallets – 4.5” x 6.5”

  • These items may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

Allowed Miscellaneous Bags

  • Seat cushions that have no pockets, zippered compartments, or extra straps.
  • Exception for medically necessary items (including diaper bags) after proper inspection.

BANNERS AND SIGNS
For Timbers and Thorns FC matches, fans are permitted to bring signs, flags or banners into Providence Park to exhibit their support. All signs, flags or banners must follow these guidelines:

  • No profanities may be exhibited on the sign, flag or banner.
  • No inappropriate or disrespectful language may be exhibited on the sign, flag or banner.
  • The sign, flag or banner may not block the view of other fans during play.

Any signs, flags or banners that do not follow the above guidelines will be confiscated.

BEVERAGES, BOTTLES AND CANS
Sealed or empty water bottles and soft-sided single juice containers for children are permitted into Providence Park. Empty spray bottles are permitted into the park. Outside cans and bottles are not allowed and will not be given back to the guest at the end of the event, so please leave these items at home or in your vehicle.

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. Bicycles are not to be locked to stadium fencing or gates. Visit www.trimet.org for information on TriMet bike accessibility

BOX OFFICE
The Providence Park box office will be closed during all events. For general ticket information, call the Portland Timbers at 503.553.5555 or view full schedule here.

BUSINESS OFFICE
Providence Park's main office may be entered from the outside on 20th Avenue, directly across from the parking lot at US Bank.

CAMERA AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT
Cameras and video recorders are allowed at Providence Park during Timbers, Thorns and T2 games. Other events are subject to promoter discretion.

CELLULAR PHONES AND PAGERS
The use of cellular phones and pagers is allowed at Providence Park, provided the usage does not interfere with another guest’s enjoyment of the game.

CHARGING KIOSKS
A total of 10 charging kiosks have been added throughout the building, at locations both inside and immediately outside the venue (at select gates). Each station will have connections for Apple and Android devices.

CHILDREN
Children age two and under will be admitted free as long as the child is sitting on an adult's lap to Timbers and Thorns matches. If a parent requests a physical seat for the child, he/she must pay the appropriate price. This rule varies with some events. Check with box office for other events.

CLOSED CAPTIONING
All PA announcements for every Timbers and Thorns home match will be closed captioned on the LED fascia located on the Providence Sports Care Center. Additionally, captioning is available via a custom landing page on timbers.com.

CODE OF CONDUCT - Click here for full document
Providence Park management is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. Our staff will proactively intervene to support a family oriented environment where all guests can enjoy the entertainment experience free from the following behaviors:

  • Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures
  • Any disruption of the game by a guest’s actions or unauthorized entrance on the playing field or restricted areas
  • Inappropriate displays of affection in a public, family setting
  • Intoxication or other signs of impairment
  • Obscene or indecent clothing
  • Guests seated in a location other than their ticketed seat

If someone interferes with your enjoyment of a game, please contact a Guest Services Representative for assistance. Providence Park does allow standing during the run of play in sections where a majority of fans are doing so. 

Fans found in violation of the Providence Park Code of Conduct face ejection from the event as well as potential bans from future stadium events. Fans may also be asked to partake in a Fan Conduct Class before they are free to return to any Providence Park event.

CONCESSIONS
The Providence Park food service partner, Levy Restaurants, manages several fixed and portable concession stands at the stadium. These stands feature traditional stadium favorites such as hot dogs, peanuts, soda and popcorn. In addition to these items, Levy features pizza and a wide variety of specialty foods. Providence Park also features a varied selection of local microbrews, import and domestic beer and other beverages. Non-alcoholic beverages include a variety of soft drinks and other refreshing drinks. All concession stands at Providence Park, beginning April 9, 2021, are cashless. 

COVID-19

For all 2021 COVID-19 information and FAQ’s, please visit this page.

CREDIT CARDS
Beginning April 9th, 2021, Providence Park is a completely cashless venue. This includes all food and beverage, retail, and any other sales throughout the Park. Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express cards are accepted at ticketing, food & retail locations throughout the Park. No checks are accepted.

DISCOUNTS
Providence Park does not have any single game discounts. Discounted group and season seat rates are available by calling 503.553.5555.

ESCORTS
Guests may pre-arrange special wheelchair needs by calling Providence Park at 503.553.5586.

EXCHANGING TICKETS
Annual Members are encouraged to contact their Service Representative prior to any game to go over options available for tickets that may be going unused. 

FIRST AID
A First Aid station is located at Providence Park at section 109/110. AMR provides complete First Aid care for guests of Providence Park, with eight trained med techs and an ambulance on site for all ticketed and non-ticketed events.

FOOD ALLERGIES
Providence Park does not offer any nut free zones. Gluten-free food options are listed below. For additional questions or special exemptions for medical reasons please contact Jim Blocher, Guest Services Manager - 503-553-5586.

Providence Park Gluten-Free Menu & Locations*

Food
Traditional Concession Stands – Garden Bar Salads / Gluten Free Buns for Burgers
Wok Cart on KeyBank Club Concourse – Curry & Rice / Kimchi Pork Belly Fried Rice
BBQ Cart on KeyBank Club Concourse – Smoked Spare Ribs / Pulled Pork no Bun / Kielbasa on a stick / Brisket Tacos

*Subject to change and availability

GATE NAMES
As a result of adding additional gates to Providence Pack, the gate naming system has been updated from a numeric to an alphabetical system. The gates, labeled A-G, follow a counter-clockwise pattern around the venue starting in the SE corner. The new names and locations are listed below.

New Gate Name Previous Gate Name Physical Location
Gate A Providence Sports Care Entrance 18th Ave. toward Salmon St.
Gate B Gate 1 Adjacent to Gate A
Gate C n/a Along 18th Ave. at Yamhill St.
Gate D Gate 2 Corner of 18th Ave. and Morrison St.
Gate E Gate 3 Along Morrison Street (Timbers Army Entrance)
Gate F Gate 4 Corner of 20th AVe. and Morrison St.
Gate G Gate 5 20th Ave. toward Salmon St. *not a fan entry point for the 2021 season

GATE TIMES
All gates will open for all Thorns matches 90 minutes (1.5 hour) prior to kickoff.

GIVEAWAYS
For a list of upcoming promotions, please refer to the promotional schedule on the website. The number of promotional items given is restricted based on the event (e.g., first 2,000 fans or first 2,000 fans 12 years and younger). Please remember that a ticket does not ensure or entitle the holder to a promotional item on that date and that only one item will be given to each eligible fan. Giveaway dates are subject to change without notice. The best way to ensure a giveaway item that you are eligible for is to arrive early.

GUEST FEEDBACK
Guests have several ways to express themselves. A guest may fill out a Comment Card in the Guest Services Center at section 104 near Entry D or email info@timbers.com. Guests may also relay their comments to a Providence Park employee.

ICE CHESTS AND COOLERS
Guests are not permitted to bring hard-sided ice chests or coolers into Providence Park. Soft-sided cooler bags to keep unopened bottled water, baby items or other special needs cool during the event are permitted. All prohibited items should be discarded or returned to one’s vehicle. Cooler bags must adhere to size guidelines.

KNIFE POLICY
Weapons of any kind are prohibited inside Providence Park. This includes all knives of any kind and size to include utility tools with pocket knives. Providence Park is unable to provide storage for items listed as prohibited. Please make arrangements to secure any prohibited items before arriving at Providence Park. This policy is also in effect for all events at Providence Park.

LASER POINTERS
Laser pointers are not allowed at Providence Park.

LOST AND FOUND
Lost articles are held for 30 days. Guests may call 503-553-5400 and leave a detailed description of the misplaced item along with a phone number where they can be reached.  Email inquiries should be directed to lostandfound@timbers.com.

LOST CHILDREN/PEOPLE
Parents looking for a lost child should report to the Providence Park Guest Services Center, located on the main concourse near section 104 at Entry D,.

LYFT
​It's like a parking space right in front. Next time you head to Providence Park, ditch your car (and the parking hassle) and ride to the match with Lyft. The Lyft app matches you with friendly, local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go. After the ride, simply pay through your phone—with in-app tipping, the transaction is completely cashless. Lyft is available throughout the Portland Metro Area, and offers four different ride options: Lyft, Lyft Line, Lyft Plus and Lyft Premier.

MAGNETOMETERS
All five gates at Providence Park are now fitted with security magnetometers. Prior to walking through the metal detectors all fans should place cell phones and key rings into the bowls provided or place them into their own bag which will still be subject to search.

Fans are not required to remove:

  • Coats and Jackets
  • Shoes
  • Watches
  • Rings
  • Belts
  • Wallets

Magnetometers are safe for all to walk through, including those with implanted medical devices. If a guest chooses not to use the magnetometer, they will be subject to hand-held wand screening or a full-body pat-down prior to admittance into Providence Park. For those fans with metal implants, a supplemental screening may be required for safety reasons. Guests with special medical and dietary needs will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis with respect and minimal inconvenience.

MAP
Check out this handy Providence Park map laid out for Thorns FC matches

MASKS
Mask and face coverings are required for entry for all fans ages 2 and older, and must be worn throughout the match, except when eating/drinking. A limited number of masks will be available on-site, as a replacement, should a guest’s mask be damaged.

NO SMOKING/VAPING POLICY
Providence Park is a no smoking facility. This includes tobacco products, marijuana and any illegal substances. There is no smoking inside Providence Park confines during matches and events. E-cigarettes are also not allowed inside Providence Park during events.

OBSTRUCTED VIEW SEATS
Due to the historic construction of Providence Park, seats that are within 3 rows of a major obstruction or have the majority of one of the goals blocked are deemed as Obstructed View seats.

OUTSIDE FOOD
All outside food or drink is not allowed into Providence Park. Special considerations may be made for medical or childcare reasons.

PARKING
Two-hour parking is allowed in the Goose Hollow neighborhood. Parking is not allowed at Fred Meyer, while neighborhoods surrounding Providence Park offer parking by permit only. Fans are encouraged to take TriMet to Providence Park events. Fans that drive to the stadium are encouraged to park in one of the many parking structures in downtown Portland. For information on City of Portland ADA parking guidelines, click here.

PROHIBITED ITEMS
Food, beverages, weapons of any kind even with a concealed weapons permit (exceptions are Law Enforcement Officers from the Tri-County Area of Multnomah, Washington & Clackamas Counties to include State & Federal Officers. All Law Enforcement Officers are required to declare to the gate attendant they are carrying a firearm prior to entry into Providence Park. Proper identification will be required prior to entry with a firearm). This includes all knives of any kind and size to include utility tools with pocket knives. Providence Park is unable to provide storage for items listed as prohibited. Please make arrangements to secure any prohibited items before arriving at Providence Park. This policy is also in effect for all events at Providence Park. Containers such as coolers or thermoses, helium balloons, banners or signs that are not in the spirit of the event or that obstruct the view of others or that are taped or secured to Providence Park property in any way, sticks, bicycles, animals other than service animals, compressed air horns are all prohibited at Providence Park.

REENTRY
For almost all events at Providence Park, including Portland Timbers, Thorns FC and T2 games, reentry is not allowed.

RECYCLING
Providence Park is dedicated to sound environmental practices. Our efforts include: 90 recycle bins located throughout the park, leftover concessionaire food donated to local charities, food scraps are composted weekly, cooking oil is recycled, automatic paper towel dispensers have been installed in all restrooms to save paper, foam soap dispensers reduce the amount of soap used, all cleaning products are green certified, automated light fixtures turn on automatically when a person enters the room, compact fluorescent light blubs used whenever possible, housekeeping machinery is green certified, and all office products and cardboard are recycled. Unclaimed Lost and Found articles are donated to charity. In 2009, Providence Park became Recycle at Work Certified—meaning the stadium has improved its recycling practices and reduced the amount of waste it produces by implementing all of the City of Portland’s five recycling steps. Providence Park is a certified LEED Silver building.

ROSE CITY RIVETERS
Rose City Riveters sections (101-108 & 202-208) are assigned seats. All of these Rose City Riveters GA sections are supporters sections, so many areas will be filled with fans standing, chanting and singing. Visiting team colors and expressions of visiting team support and are not permitted in the Rose City Riveters section. Visiting supporters may be relocated to another part of the stadium.

SPECIAL SEATING ARRANGEMENTS
The Providence Park Guest Service Center, located on the main concourse near section 104 at Entry D, can provide details regarding the wide array of services for our guests with disabilities including ADA access points, and elevators. Please contact Jim Blocher, Guest Services Manager, with accessibility questions – 503.553.5586.

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.

TICKET ABUSE AND REVOCATION
Primary account holders of Timbers and/or Thorns annual memberships and/or T2 season tickets are responsible for the conduct of anyone using their seats. Violation of the code of conduct by annual members or guests using their tickets is subject to discipline at the discretion of the Front Office up to and including revocation of their annual memberships.

UMBRELLAS
Umbrellas may be brought into the park but may not be opened in the seating bowl or on the concourse.  This is to ensure that no fan has a blocked view.

VIDEO BOARD MESSAGES
Whoever said PDA was wrong? Share a birthday, anniversary, or personal message on the video board at Providence Park!  Submit your message HERE at least 48 business hours prior to the requested game. Messages fill up fast and are first come first serve at a cost, so act now!

VUVUZELAS
Vuvuzela horns are prohibited at Providence Park.

WATER STATIONS
In order to promote the safety and wellbeing of all guests through the COVID-19 pandemic, all water stations at Providence Park will be closed for the 2021 season. 

WEAPONS POLICY
Weapons of any kind are prohibited at Providence Park. Exceptions are Law Enforcement Officers from the Tri-County area of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties to include State & Federal Officers. All Law Enforcement Officers are required to declare to the gate attendant they are carrying a firearm prior to entry into Providence Park. Proper identification will be required prior to entry with a firearm. This includes all knives of any kind and size to include utility tools with pocket knives. Providence Park is unable to provide storage for items listed as prohibited. Please make arrangements to secure any prohibited items before arriving at Providence Park. This policy is also in effect for all events at Providence Park.

WEATHER
Soccer games are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Games will be delayed in the event of lightning in the area. Soccer matches are only cancelled due to rain if the playing surface is deemed unplayable by the officials.