Matchday: Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes - October 27, 2012

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes, Oct. 27, 2012; 3:30pm PT - NBC Sports

The Portland Timbers host the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2012 season finale Saturday afternoon at JELD-WEN Field at 3:30pm PT. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network with JP Dellacamera and Brian Dunseth on the call (in Portland on 32 and 732 on Comcast, 603 on DirecTV, 159 on Dish Network and 90 and 590 on Frontier Fios). Keith Bleyer and Adin Brown host the radio call on 101.1 FM KXL while Spanish language broadcast is on La Pantera 940The Timbers will be wearing their primary Green kits this afternoon.

The first 7,000 fans will receive a special team poster (some with golden tickets for prizes) and the adidas Timbers Team Store will have a huge sale all part of Fan Appreciation Night.

Also, check out The Local Grind 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. Finally, can't make it to the match but want instant updates? Sign up for our new free text score program.

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.

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.

  • 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 should line up numerically 180 minutes before kick-off (12:30 p.m.)
  • Fans that do not return by 12:30 p.m. are not guaranteed priority entry
  • Gate 3 will open 120 minutes before kickoff (1:30 p.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 (2:00 p.m.) For more information, please read this 107ist FAQ.

JELD-WEN Field Stadium App
Find your way around JELD-WEN Field with this free app for both iPhone and Android. Get the quickes route to your seat, find nearby amenities, and look up a complete menu of all stadium food options and locations.


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PDF:  Pregame Match Notes
PDF:  MLS Game Guide
MATCHDAY PREVIEW:  Portland looks to shut down Wondo's quest for Lassiter's mark in finale

READ:  KeyBank Match-up: David Horst vs. Chris Wondolowski
READ:  Strong's Notes: Remember THAT night at Buck Shaw
READ:  Timbers: "We're not going to let Wondo break this record"

READ:  Season finale remains important to Timbers
WATCH:  Timbers look to shut down Wondo

MLS:  SJ will do everything to make sure Wondo breaks record
MLS:  Will SJ's Gordon be healthy for match?

With NBC Networks airing a special triple-header of matches throughout the day, the live chat will run throughout hosted by writers and editors from For Portland-San Jose, join in at 3:30pm PT below with editor Brian Costello alongside the crew.

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