Portland Timbers Announce No Increase in Season Ticket Prices

Good news for those of you who might have been dreading a possible annual rate increase in your beloved Portland Timbers season ticket package as the FO just sent out a press release announcing that the price you paid last year will be the price you pay later this year.

I think this goes without saying, but after struggling all season long and going through many a difficulty on and off the field, this is probably one of the smartest things they could have done. I have no doubt that games would have continued to sell out regardless, but at least this shows that the Timbers FO is aware that this year's performances were not up to the level fans expect and they shouldn't be charging more until they have a worthy product to show.

"Despite our affordable ticket prices and significant demand, the club will not be raising season ticket prices for the second straight year," Timbers president Merritt Paulson said. "This season has been frustrating for all of us and our decision to once again keep prices steady is in the best interest of our long-term relationship with our fans."

According to the same press release there are still over 7,500 people on the season ticket waiting list, which is up by a couple thousand since last we reported, I believe.

Full press release after the jump.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that there will be no pricing increases for any of the club’s season ticket plans for the 2013 MLS season. Today’s announcement marks the second consecutive year the team has not raised prices for the vast majority of season tickets at JELD-WEN Field, as the club did not raise prices on more than 80 percent of season tickets prior to its second MLS season in 2012.

"Despite our affordable ticket prices and significant demand, the club will not be raising season ticket prices for the second straight year," Timbers president Merritt Paulson said. "This season has been frustrating for all of us and our decision to once again keep prices steady is in the best interest of our long-term relationship with our fans."

The Timbers, who have a season ticket base of 14,750 seats, expanded their season ticket availability by more than 2,000 seats to meet increased demand for the 2012 season and realized a renewal rate of more than 97 percent leading into their second MLS season. Currently, the Timbers, who have sold out each of their 30 regular-season home games since joining MLS in 2011, have more than 7,500 fans on their Season Ticket Waiting List.

The Timbers average season ticket price is comparably in the lower half of MLS season ticket prices.

The team once again will feature a 20-game ticket package for 2013, and season tickets again will start as low as $4.95 per game for Value Terrace seats ($99 per season). Nearly 60 percent of Timbers season tickets are available for $22 or less per game while almost 40 percent of seats are priced $20 or less.

PORTLAND TIMBERS 2013 SEASON TICKETS

Section

Per-Game Price

KeyBank Club (C1-C5)

$77.50

East Premier (97-98)

$45.00

Sideline (96, 99, 116-120)

$35.00

Goal Box (95, 112-115, 121-122)

$27.00

Sideline Terrace (216-220)

$27.00

Corner (93-94, 110-111)

$22.00

View Terrace (215-223)

$21.00

Ends (92, 109, 123)

$20.00

Timbers Army (101-108, 202-208)

$18.00

North End Terrace (209-211)

$18.00

Widmer Southern Front (SD1-SD6)

$18.00

Value Terrace (215-221)

$4.95


The renewal process for current season ticket holders begins this week. The deadline for renewal is Saturday, Oct. 27, and fans who renew by Saturday, Sept. 29 will receive a gift of a Timbers messenger bag. Additionally, fans who pay in full by the Oct. 27 deadline once again will receive complimentary season tickets for the 2013 Timbers Reserves home season. Fans interested in joining the Timbers Season Ticket Waiting List for a $50 refundable deposit should contact a Timbers ticket representative at (503) 553-5555 or by email at
ticketsales@portlandtimbers.com.

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