“The playoff run that we’re on -- which has been terrific for all of us and our fans -- has had some implications for the timeline of the project."
-- Portland Timbers
president of business Mike Golub
, on the schedule for the completion of the $70 million expansion project to add 4,000 seats to Providence Park that was pushed back because of the Timbers' run
to the Western Conference final. Portland, which played its final home game of the 2018 season on Sunday, is looking to re-open Providence Park in late May or early June, which could force it to play
its first 12 games of the 2019 MLS season on the road. The NWSL's Thorns would be similarly impacted. (Oregonian