Media Policies

Season media credentials will be issued to accredited newspaper, magazine, television, radio and online outlets making reasonable requests. Due to space limitations, freelance photographers will be served on a case-by-case basis. Credentials are property of the club and can be revoked at any time.

Individual game credentials may be requested through the media relations department no later than 24 hours before kickoff by emailing All requests must be accompanied by a photo. Any unauthorized use of media credentials, including receiving player autographs and posing for pictures with players, will result in forfeiture of credential privileges. Credentials are property of the club and can be revoked at any time.

Members of the media traveling to road games should submit requests for credentials to the media relations department no later than five business days prior to the road game by emailing The club cannot guarantee credentials or access at visiting venues.

Media members can pick up credentials at the media entrance, located at GATE 5 on SW 20th Ave., along the west side of Providence Park. The media entrance opens three hours before kickoff for Timbers match and two hours prior to kickoff for all Thorns FC matches. Each media member must pick up his or her own credentials by presenting proper photo identification. All media must enter through GATE 5 unless otherwise arranged with the media relations department.

The media relations department will distribute a limited number of full-season parking passes good for the US Bank parking lot across SW 20th Ave. from Providence Park. Additionally, a small number of single-game parking passes will be made available. Media members seeking parking passes are advised to submit their requests as early as possible, as space is limited. Please note that the club will not be able to accommodate all requests.

Unless otherwise noted, credentialed media will have access to all team-related functions, including training sessions and team press conferences.

In general, training sessions are open to the media, though all or portions of individual sessions may be closed on occasion at the discretion of the technical staff. No media members are allowed in the locker room before, during or after training sessions. 

The press box is fully equipped with wireless internet access. Media members will find tags with the network ID and password on the press table along with other game information packets.

Fifteen minutes following the conclusion of the game, a post-game press conference will be held in the Media Conference Room on the field level. At the end of the press conference, the locker room will be open to the media for approximately 15 minutes. The Timbers locker room is located on the north end of the stadium, while the visitors locker room is on the west side. Still photography and cell phone use is prohibited inside the locker rooms. There is no locker room access for Thorns FC matches. A post-game press conference for Thorns FC will take place in the Media Conference Room approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the match with the Thorns FC head coach and select players. 

Only credentialed photographers - print and TV - are allowed on the field during the game. Media credentials do not grant field access during the game unless authorized by a member of the media relations department.

Players and coaches are available for interviews after most training sessions. Media members requesting an interview with players, coaches or administrators should make arrangements with the media relations department if they are unable to attend a training session.