Providence Park Details

Providence Park opened in 1926 as Multnomah Stadium, which it remained until 1966, when the city of Portland purchased the venue and renamed it Civic Stadium. Also known as PGE Park and JELD-WEN Field over the years, Providence Park is home to the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, along with the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), and the Portland State University football team. Providence Park is an historic civic gathering place with a rich history of hosting a variety of sports and some of the region’s most memorable events. As the home of the Timbers, and Thorns FC, Providence Park is known as one of the most lively American sports venues.

While it has held many different sporting events throughout its history, Providence Park will be remembered by most as a soccer stadium. In addition to its recent history as the host of both men's and women's professional soccer in United States domestic leagues, Providence Park has also played host to World Cup qualifying matches, Women's World Cup matches, and even the last official match played by Pele, one of the greatest players of all time.

Among the Women's World Cup matches played at Providence Park were the semifinals of the 2003 Women's World Cup, in which Germany defeated the United States by a 3-0 margin, and Sweden scored a 2-1 win over Canada.

Providence Park also holds the distinction of hosting one of the most iconic events in entertainment history, when Elvis Presley performed there, in what was one of the first outdoor rock shows on record.

Matchday Updates

For stadium construction updates such as recommended entry points, inaccessible areas and seating changes, check out the official page for Timbers, Thorns, and T2 matchday updates.

What are the best places to sit at Providence Park?

For the best view of the action at Providence Park, Center Circle and field seats are right next to the field itself, and are ideal to see things up close. Additionally, one of the most dynamic places to sit at Providence Park is in the Timbers Army supporters section. Featuring fans waving flags, displaying massive banners, and constantly jumping and chanting, the Timbers Army section of Providence Park brings an energy that few sections of seating in all of American sports can provide.

Providence Park Tips and Tricks

All gates at Providence Park open 90 minutes before kickoff, with the exception of their club seating and Timbers Army gates, which open an extra half hour early. Getting there that early will allow you to catch the teams warming up before the match, and see what the Timbers Army has planned for that match in the process. When it comes to choosing an entrance, there are six entrances to Providence Park and, with it being a 20,000 seat stadium, there is going to be an entrance close to where you are sitting no matter what.

Providence Park Club Areas

Providence Park has one club seating area, the KeyBank Club. It features a restaurant and bar, servers roaming the club seating offering complimentary snacks and beverages, and complimentary coffee and donuts toward the end of each match. An eclectic mix of food carts, from pho to barbecue, and everything in between, are another option for fans in the KeyBank Club.

What makes Providence Park unique?

The Timbers Army is one of the most unique aspects of Providence Park. Led by team mascot Timber Joey, who wields an actual chainsaw and cuts into a giant log right next to the field, the Timbers Army is truly a one-of-a-kind group of supporters.