Providence Park is an outdoor soccer stadium located in Portland, Oregon. The stadium is owned by the City of Portland and is managed by Peregrine Sports, LLC, the entity that owns the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Portland Thorns FC of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The capacity of Providence Park for MLS games is 25,218.

Providence Park is in the Goose Hollow neighbourhood of Portland. It has existed in rudimentary form since 1893 and as a complete stadium since 1926. The stadium is home ground for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Portland Thorns FC of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

The stadium can host more than 25,000 fans and hosts about 150 events per year, including professional sports games, concerts, youth camps and business events. In 2019, the Timbers added three new levels to the east side of the stadium and expanded capacity from 21,144 to 25,218 using an estimated $75 million in private funding.

Portland Timbers Providence Park

How to Get to Portland

The nearest airport is Portland International Airport (PDX) which is about 13 miles from the centre of Providence Park. The airport is a joint civil-military airport and the largest airport in the state of Oregon. Direct flights are available from London Heathrow (LHR) to Portland International Airport (PDX) with a flight time of approximately 9 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Portland, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Fans looking to take public transportation to Providence Park for a Timbers game can use the TriMet (light rail system) red and blue lines. In addition to that, fans can also use the local bus lines 6,15,20, and 24 with all stops within walking distance of the arena. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity with designated drop-off and pick-up zones around the park. The nearest to the arena is Corner of SW Alder & 19th.

Staying in Portland

Providence Park is in the charming neighbourhood of Goose Hollow in southwest Portland. There are several hotels to suit all budgets near the stadium, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites like Expedia.

Goose Hollow was established in 1845 and is one of the original neighbourhoods of “Old Portland”. The area shares the best attributes of both a city’s downtown district and an established historic residential neighbourhood. Goose Hollow borders Downtown Portland, and is in close proximity to popular Forest Park, Nob Hill, and Arlington Heights neighbourhoods.

Portland Timbers Tickets

The Portland Timbers sell their tickets via SeatGeek.

The official ticketing partner for the MLS is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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