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). 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.
This season, the Timbers and Thorns FC are investing more than $85 million in private funding to transform Providence Park, further enhancing one of the best fan experiences anywhere. The ambitious project is adding more than 4,000 new seats to raise the capacity to more than 25,000, also allowing the club to accommodate a sizeable number of fans on the team’s Annual Member Wait List. Moreover, the project represents a complete relaunch of the historic stadium, as the transformation includes extensive enhancements to the entire venue, including: a massive, state-of-the-art video board/scoreboard that measures more than two times bigger than the previous board, new LED field lighting, new locker rooms for both the Timbers and Thorns FC, a new team store, new and refreshed concession stands and concourse amenities on the westside of the stadium and additional ingress/egress gates.
Frequently Asked Questions About Providence Park Events and Tickets
What events are at Providence Park?
Providence Park is primarily used as the home of MLS's Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC. However, Providence Park does host a number of other events. See full Providence Park schedule above.
How much are tickets at Providence Park?
Providence Park ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Providence Park tickets can be found for as low as $13.00, with an average price of $47.00 but can vary depending on the event.
Where is Providence Park?
Providence Park is located at 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205.