Matchday: Portland Timbers host Colorado Rapids in key Western Conference showdown

Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids | July 18, 2014, 8:00 p.m PT | NBCSN

The Portland Timbers host the Colorado Rapids in a key Western Conference showdown Friday night at 8pm PT at Providence Park, presented by Daimler.

Tonight's game will be televised on NBCSN (in Portland on 32 and 732 on Comcast, 220 on DirecTV, 159 on Dish Network and 90 and 590 on Frontier Fios). The radio broadcast is on 750 AM The Game with Keith Bleyer and Ross Smith on the call. A free online audio stream is available on 750 The Game.

The first 5,000 fans through the door tonight will receive a free Portland Timbers hat courtesy of Daimler.

The Timbers will be wearing their Primary Green kits this evening. 

Providence Park Notes

Providence Park
Check out with a full Timbers MatchDay Guide.

1. Get To The Stadium
2. Buy Tickets
3. Choose Your Entrance - KeyBank Club seats open two hours prior to kickoff. Gate 3 (Timbers Army Gate) opens two hours prior to kickoff for people with wristbands (see below) and then 90 minutes prior without wristbands along with Gates 1, 2, 4, & 5 - 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 Guest Guide.

Timbers Army Gate 3 Procedures
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. For more details, please visit the Timbers Army Gate Wristband FAQ.


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