About Providence Park
Providence Park is a soccer-specific stadium in Portland, Oregon. The stadium first opened in 1926, making it the oldest soccer-specific stadium in American soccer. It has undergone several major renovations over the years, most recently in 2019. Today, Providence Park is the home field of the Portland Timbers of MLS and Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL. It has also hosted baseball and college football games, as well as many international soccer games and dozens of concerts. The stadium sits northwest of downtown Portland in the city’s Goose Hollow neighborhood. For soccer games, Providence Park has a capacity of over 25,000 fans.
Where are the Best Places to Sit at Providence Park
The best places to sit at Providence Park are either Club seats or Field seats, depending on your preference. Club seats are near field level and feature great sightlines, as well as comfortable seats and amenities, including food delivered to your seat. Meanwhile, Field seats put you literally on top of the field and extend across the entire sideline of the stadium that sits opposite of the team benches. For a unique game experience, buy tickets for sections 101-108 and 201-208. These are general admission sections and home to the Timbers Army, which is the official fan group for the Timbers, and the Rose City Riveters, which is the fan group for the Thorns.
Tips for Visiting Providence Park
Like most of the Pacific Northwest, Portland is prone to rain, so be prepared for that for any game at Providence Park. While the stadium has an overhang, it doesn’t cover every seat. If you want to stay dry, consider seats in the 200 level of Providence Park. Seats in the Club level and Field level are the most likely to get wet if there is rain. Also, be aware that because the stadium is old, some seats will be labeled as “obstructed view,” so double-check that before buying tickets.
Food to Try at Providence Park
Providence Park offers a good variety of food options, including many local favorites. HOTLIPS Pizza offers both traditional pizza varieties as well as specialty slices. Podnah’s BBQ features pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. There is also Rose City Paninis, which offers turkey paninis and Cuban sandwiches. There are also several concession stands that offer tasty vegetarian options, including an impossible burger, vegan tomatillo tacos, and a grilled veggie sandwich.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Providence Park located?
Providence Park is located in Portland, Oregon.
What kind of events does Providence Park host?
As a soccer-specific stadium, Providence Park events are mainly based around, you guessed it, soccer. However, it has also hosted baseball and college football games, as well as many international soccer games and dozens of concerts in the past.
Which team is playing at Providence Park?
The stadium is primarily used as the home field for the Portland Timbers of MLS and Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL.
Where can I park for free at Providence Park?
Parking is very limited for Providence Park events. The venue doesn’t have an official parking lot, meaning parking is restricted on game days. However, there are several public lots and garages in the vicinity for fans to use when attending games.
What is the seating capacity of Providence Park?
Providence Park sporting events can host up to 25,000 cheering fans.
Who owns Providence Park?
Providence Park is owned by the City of Portland.
How do I get to Providence Park using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Providence Park events by public transport are in luck. From the TriMet to the MAX Light Rail to taxis fans have a number of options at their disposal that’ll drop them off a few minutes away from the venue.