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Timbers rename stadium Providence Park
February 10th, 2014 8:30PM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] You can say so long to Jeld-Wen Field. The Portland Timbers and Providence Health & Services announced a new community partnership on Monday that included a name change of the MLS club’s downtown venue to Providence Park. The Timbers have sold out every home game in their three MLS seasons.

The stadium, which is also home to the NWSL champion Portland Thorns FC and PDL's Timbers U-23s, as well as Portland State football team, was initially built in 1926.

The city of Portland renovated the stadium for their move to MLS in 2011. Part of recent renovations to the stadium included the construction of the Providence Sports Care Center, a 12,000 square foot, state-of-the-art sports care center located at the Southeast corner of the stadium for both the community and pro athletes.

The integrated partnership features a number of community initiatives, including the revival of the Special Olympics Oregon Fall Games in 2014, outreach efforts through the Timbers’ Stand Together platform, and partnering on youth soccer camps and field-related projects. Providence, already the primary jersey partner of Thorns FC, will become a founding partner of the Portland Timbers Community Fund and a presenting partner of the Timbers’ Hispanic community outreach platform, “Somos Timbers.”

"I am thrilled to announce our new, expanded community partnership with Providence Health & Services,” said Merritt Paulson, president of the Timbers, said in a statement. “This partnership signifies a huge commitment to the community from the largest private employer in Oregon, which will keep Providence Park the name of our facility for years to come. Additionally, I want to thank Jeld-Wen for their past and continued significant commitment to the Portland Timbers."

Jeld-Wen, a windows & doors company, will continue to serve as one of the club’s founding partners and will continue its involvement in the Timbers’ community outreach.


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