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Providence Park Events

1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205 US

Providence Park

Capacity: 25,218

Home Teams: Portland Timbers (MLS)

Providence Park Events

In a country where soccer was mostly just a thing people dropped their kids off at until at least the mid-1990s, it is rare to find an American soccer stadium that has any kind of history at all, let alone one that stretches back into the misty days of the 1890s. Providence Park in Portland is one such unique venue, existing in some form since 1893 and as a stadium since 1926. While the Portland Timbers of the short-lived but high profiled NASL of the 1970s and 80s played at Providence Park, major renovations were required to update the venue when the Timbers were granted an MLS expansion franchise. Sporting a gorgeous new design with vaulted roofs over the crowd to keep out (some of) the rain and keep in the noise, Providence Park was ready for action by the time of the team’s first MLS game in 2011. The Timbers soon hit their stride on the field, finishing first in the Western Conference in 2013 and reaching the MLS Playoffs Conference Finals (semifinals), where they lost a heartbreaker 1-0 to Real Salt Lake. They would storm back into the MLS Playoffs again in 2015 where they traveled away to Columbus, Ohio (taking many of their loyal fans with them) to contest the MLS Cup Final, which they won 2-1 over the Columbus Crew to lift the franchise’s first ever MLS championship trophy. It was a nervy win, with all three goals coming in the first 20 minutes followed by what must have felt like hours to everyone in Portland as their team clung to the narrowest of leads. In the years since, the Timbers have appeared in two more MLS Cup Finals, in 2018 and 2021, coming up just short on both occasions. The 2021 Final was a tough one to take, as it was the first Final ever staged at Providence Park and the Timbers came within an inch of triumph in front of their home fans when they lost on penalties to New York City FC. Any fears that a small city like Portland would be unable to fill a 25,000-plus soccer facility were soon allayed, with the team recording the sixth highest average attendance in the league including a stretch of 163 sold out matches in a row. Their season ticket waiting list has gone as high as 10,000 people. The atmosphere in Providence Park has been praised as one of the best in North America, with their huge supporters group known as the Timbers Army really revving up the crowd at games home and away. Hungry visitors to Providence Park won’t stay hungry long, with concessions featuring everything from choripan (a delicious type of South American hotdog) and focaccia bread to beet and goat cheese salad (it is Portland…) and teriyaki bowls. Plenty of excellent (and I mean excellent) craft beer is also available. For Portland Timbers merchandise, head to one of the venue’s many shops and kiosks.

Does Providence Park host concerts and other events?

As well as Portland Timbers soccer games, Providence Park (a venue that once hosted Pele in 1977!) has hosted numerous international soccer games, particularly featuring the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. Providence Park was even a host venue for both the 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cup. College football and baseball have also appeared at the park over the years. Concerts and performances by international stars have long attracted large crowds to Providence Park, with past performers including Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, and Sarah McLachlan, among many others, in its earlier days.

The venue has just recently emerged back into the concert scene, with two large concerts scheduled to be held at Providence Park in 2024:

  • ・Aug 16 - Foo Fighters, Pretenders, Alex G: Everything or Nothing at All Tour

  • ・Sept 25 - Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, The Linda Lindas: The Saviors Tour

How can I find the cheapest tickets to games and events at Providence Park?

With so much going on at Providence Park throughout the year, you’ll be keen to know how to find all the cheapest tickets to games, concerts, and other events at the venue. Portland Timbers games are obviously the biggest draw and tend to sell out very quickly, as do international soccer matches. To find the cheapest tickets to Portland Timbers home games or other major events at Providence Park, search the TicketX listings on this page. You can purchase tickets from TicketX with just one click for the lowest commission fees!

Will Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF play at Providence Park  in the 2024 regular season?

No, Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF are not scheduled to play at Providence Park in 2024. However, it is possible that Inter Miami CF could visit Providence Park if the two teams meet in the MLS Playoffs this fall or in a cup competition. Please keep checking TicketX throughout the MLS Season just in case!

For your best chance at landing the cheapest tickets to sold out Inter Miami CF games featuring Lionel Messi*, search TicketX listings on this page and use our trusty TicketX seating chart to compare seats and prices. Tickets can be purchased from TicketX with a single click for the lowest commission fees! 

**As with any sport, there is never a guarantee that an athlete will be available to play in a certain game. Injuries and other issues can rule Messi out of action, just as they can with any other athlete. 

Providence Park Seating Chart

Providence Park is a large venue that provides visitors with many different seating options. Those keen on a luxurious game day experience with five-star services and amenities can opt for premium areas such as Sunset Porsche Audi Suites, the Lexus Lounge, or Field Seats (immediately next to the field). The vast majority of the stadium consists of tiered seating at relatively affordable prices. Please use our helpful TicketX seating chart to compare seating options in terms of price and location.

Getting to Providence Park (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access Providence Park via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to Providence Park via public transportation

The Portland Timbers encourage fans to walk, cycle, or take public transportation to Providence Park, using the many buses that run to the stadium. Public transportation (TriMet) is free with your soccer ticket. A taxi or ride-share is a decent backup option. Free bicycle parking is available. The official Portland Timbers website outlines the different options. 

Getting to Providence Park by car

Driving to Providence Park in your own vehicle is doable but can be tricky, with many roads near the stadium closed and parking limited. Plan your route in advance and get there early! The official Portland Timbers website has maps and driving directions. Many fans also use Park and Ride services as public transportation (TriMet) is free with your soccer ticket. 

Does Providence Park have on-site parking?

There is limited public parking around Providence Park. It is best to reserve parking in advance or to use Park and Ride services, as public transportation (TriMet) is free with your soccer ticket. Head to the official Portland Timbers website for parking maps and parking details.

How much does Providence Park parking cost?

Parking near Providence Park ranges from $5-30, with cheaper prices at Park and Ride lots. Check out the official Portland Timbers website for more information on parking prices and to learn how to book prepaid parking in advance.