All of the Timbers Army and Rose City Riveters GA sections are home team supporters sections (101-108 and 202-208), so many areas will be filled with fans standing, chanting and singing. Visiting or rival team colors and expressions of visiting team support are not permitted in the Timbers Army or Rose City Riveters section. Visiting and rival team supporters may be relocated to another part of the stadium.
Visiting supporters interested in bringing a group or policies specific to their sections can contact Thomas Beckley at 503-553-5591 or email@example.com.
TIMBERS ARMY GATE E & WRISTBAND POLICY FOR 2022
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 be using a system of wristbands to help facilitate early entry at Gate E for Timbers Army fans at Providence Park. Wristbands are not handed out for CONCACAF Champions League or U.S. Open Cup matches.
- The wristband line should form southbound from Gate C on SW 18th Avenue.
- Only those with Timbers Army tickets may continue to line up 24 hours before the announced kick for wristbands.
- Tents and other enclosed items designed to shelter more than one person will continue to be prohibited.
- We will continue to stagger the wristband release times, but never prior to 8:00 AM on a matchday.
- We will continue to evaluate all other matches and may adjust the ingress and early entry for those matches.
- 600 wristbands will be distributed for regular season matches
*2022 season COVID protocols require proof of vaccination or a negative test from within 72 hours of the match at the time you receive your wristband
*These policies may be amended during the season as needed and several exceptions may be added for rivalry matches or unique scheduling dynamics. When there are events during the day or evening prior to a Timbers match, queuing will not be allowed until after the completion of that event.
- Update for April 3 Timbers match: Due to the 1:30 PM kick for the Portland Timbers v LA Galaxy match on Sunday, April 3rd, early entry Timbers Army wristband distribution will be Saturday, April 2nd from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM outside of Gate C.
When will wristbands be given out?
We will distribute wristbands sometime during the matchday, but never prior to 8 a.m. PT or after 12 p.m. PT. This is designed to continue to allow fans who want specific seats to get in line as early as they see fit.
Are wristbands available to all TA fans or just Annual Members?
Anyone with a TA ticket for that day’s match can be issued a wristband.
When will the TA gate open?
Gate E will open 110 minutes before kick-off for fans with wristbands. All other Gates will be 90 Minutes.
Why do I have to come to the stadium so early on a matchday?
There is no obligation for fans to arrive early. The total number of wristbands entering early is less than 20% of the total TA population on match nights. There are numerous matches where we do not even handout the full allotment. Fans who arrive as late as 45 minutes before kick-off should have no issues finding seats in the section.
How many wristbands will there be?
We will distribute 600 or more wristbands for each match. Only fans presenting a Timbers Army ticket for that day’s match will receive a numbered wristband based on arrival order.
Does a wristband guarantee me early entry before all the other gates?
Yes it does – just remember that you must be back in line on time, and in numerical order, before the TA gate opens.
What if I want to get an extra wristband for a friend/family member who isn’t coming early?
Wristbands will be placed on each fan upon arrival; you must be physically present to get one and it must remain attached to your wrist to get early entry.
What happens after I get the wristband?
You can leave the Providence Park area, but must be back in line 140 minutes before kick-off, which is 30 minutes before Gate E opens. If you don’t return at the 140 minute mark, you are not guaranteed priority entry.
If I have this wristband, why do I have to be here so early before kickoff?
The wristband lets you go into the gate that opens 110 minutes early, along with 600 other people lining up in numerical order. Signs with landmark numbers will be posted to help folks figure out approximately where to go when they line up, security will spot-check wristbands to ensure that folks are in the right places. All of this takes a little bit of time, so please be back 30 minutes before Gate E opens.
Where do I go when I come back?
Head to Gate E (the TA gate) and look for the sign indicating the start of your color group. Line up in number order in that area – each wristband is consecutively numbered.
What if all the wristbands are gone?
You can go to the end of the Gate E line, but please remember people that \do\ have wristbands will be returning to the line and will stand in front of you. Alternatively, any of the other Providence Park gates that open at the 90 minute mark. These are gates, B, C, D and F. Without a wristband, you will likely get into the stadium just as quickly if you wait and enter through one of these gates.
What if you don’t hand out all the wristbands?
We do not keep wristbands open for dispersal after 12pm. If fewer than 600 are distributed then fans without a wristband will be able to enter at the 90 minute mark.
Once in, can I still save extra seats for my child/spouse/ friend etc.?
There is a policy within the TA sections of ’1 scarf =1 seat’. This means that it’s ok to save a seat for a friend as long as they get to the stadium at least 30 minutes before kickoff but not large groups of seats for a long period of time.