About the Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers Tickets
The city of Portland, Oregon has a long history in the lumber industry. It also has a long history of soccer teams named the Timbers. Not a coincidence. The Portland Timbers of the MLS is the latest reincarnation of the Timbers name in homage to the region, playing their first season in 2011 and quickly making their mark on the league.
Deep Tree Roots
The first iteration of the Portland Timbers was born in 1975 as an expansion franchise in the North American Soccer League. The team folded in 1982 but returned in 1985 as part of the Western Soccer Alliance. A few years later, the WSA merged with the American Soccer League to form the American Professional Soccer League in 1990. Ultimately, the Timbers ended up in the United Soccer League from 2001 to 2010 – winning the Commissioner’s Cup championship in 2004 and 2009 – before being invited to join MLS for the 2011 season.
Portland made the MLS playoffs just once in their first four seasons. However, with the leadership of head coach Caleb Porter, the team came out of nowhere to win the MLS Cup in 2005. The Timbers made another run to the MLS Cup finals in 2018, only to fall short against Atlanta.
The Greatest Fan Base
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Timbers have the most loyal fan base in the MLS. With Providence Park having a capacity of just over 21,000 fans, the Timbers have sold out every home game in their history – a streak that’s lasted well over 100 games. There are thousands of fans on the waiting list for season tickets, and the "fan club" known as the Timbers Army creates a wild and crazy atmosphere for every game. Fans also have a special affinity for Timber Joey, the team’s official mascot, who uses an actual chainsaw to cut a piece off a log every time the Timbers score a goal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Timbers play?
Since joining MLS as an expansion team in 2011, the Timbers have played their home games at Providence Park. The stadium is located adjacent to downtown Portland and has existed in one form or another since 1926. Over the years, Providence Park has been the home of both football and baseball teams. Currently, the stadium’s primary tenants are the Timbers and the Portland Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League.
When do Timbers tickets go on sale?
Portland Timbers tickets go on sale before the MLS begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Timbers tickets to games played at Providence Park are available months in advance, as are Portland Timbers tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Timbers schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Timbers tickets in advance?
With Portland Timbers tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Timbers games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Timbers tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Portland Timbers tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Timbers tickets. Can you buy Portland Timbers tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
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