The Portland Timbers and Thorns (NWSL) are set to initiate a substantial renovation to Providence Park. The teams are expected to spend $50 million to upgrade the venue by 2020. The makeover is highlighted by a four-tier, 4,000-seat addition to the stadium’s east side, which would bring the Providence Park capacity up to 25,000 and on par with new MLS facilities coming online.
Renovation designs call for a new level of club seating, two more levels of reserved seating, and a fourth tier of seating for groups. Additionally, a cantilevered roof would be added over most seats at Providence Park, and a covered public concourse would be installed along Southwest 18th Avenue.
Portland-based Allied Works Architecture is designing the renovation, which is hoped to commence this fall, pending agreements with the city and the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland.