PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers and Thorns FC matches at Providence Park will move to full capacity with no proof of vaccination required beginning July 11.
The announcement comes on the heels of Governor Brown’s Reopening Oregon Celebration today at Providence Park, where the Governor celebrated the reopening of Oregon’s economy by lifting all remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions issued under Oregon’s emergency statutes.
“We have all been waiting for this day for what seems like an eternity and are beyond grateful it has arrived,” said owner and CEO Merritt Paulson. “I am also very grateful to the companies and individuals who enabled the amazing vaccines that made this day possible and have immense gratitude to the frontline workers who got us through. We cannot wait to host everyone at our next game on July 11…it will truly be a celebration.”
The first full capacity match with no vaccine checks will be July 11 when Thorns FC host NJ/NY Gotham FC, followed by the Timbers vs. FC Dallas game on July 17.
Masks will not be required, but use of masks in restrooms and indoor spaces are recommended for the comfort of others. Masks are encouraged for those who are unvaccinated.
Most safety protocols implemented for reduced capacity matches will stay in place indefinitely, including cashless transactions (Apple Pay, Google Pay), mobile ordering for food, beverage and merchandise, completely digital ticketing, a clear bag policy and enhanced sanitation protocols.