Timbers, Thorns announce 80% capacity
The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns will allow fans vaccinated for COVID-19 at 80% capacity of Providence Park beginning with the Timbers' Saturday, June 19, match against Sporting Kansas City.
The club announced Thursday, June 3, that fans will not be required to wear masks, but must show proof of vaccination to attend matches. Those 16 and younger who have not been vaccinated can attend, but are encouraged to wear masks.
Timbers and Thorns season-ticket holders will get their seats for the remainder of this season. Single-match tickets will go on sale soon.
To gain entry, ticket holders must be two weeks past their final dose and must present their vaccination card from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a photo of the card printed out or on a mobile device.
"As our community continues the path back to normalcy, having our fans safely back in their seats in support of our clubs and each other is a moment that will be very special for us," said Mike Golub, president of business for the clubs. "Should the state meet the 70% vaccinated benchmark before June 19 as expected and we are allowed full capacity without restrictions, we will reevaluate the vaccine mandate, but in either event we will follow CDC guidance that continues to tout the safety of outdoor gatherings with high community vaccination rates."
In announcing this change, the Timbers and Thorns encourage fans to wear masks in restrooms and other indoor areas.
Many of the safety protocols established during the pandemic remain in place, including digital ticketing, cashless transactions, mobile ordering of concessions and merchandise and a clear-bag policy.
Group sales and suites will be available for the remainder of the season. Single-game tickets will be available sometime within the next week.
For the Thorns' Saturday, June 5 match against Racing Louisville, 50% capacity will be allowed into Providence Park.
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