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Portland Timbers to Permanently Expand Seating Capacity, Season Ticket Holders

Good news for those of you stuck on the season ticket waiting list! According to a press release sent out by the Timbers FO this morning, the club plans on permanently expanding the seating capacity of the stadium and will allow 2,000 additional season ticket holders

"After taking a detailed look at increasing capacity at the end of our first MLS season, we are comfortable with raising capacity at JELD-WEN Field to accommodate the demand for tickets without negatively impacting the fan experience," said Mike Golub, COO of the Timbers.

The new season ticket holder capacity will be 14,500 up from the 12,500 of this season.

Of course, the even bigger (in my opinion) news is the increase in overall capacity to over 20,000. The Timbers are exploring additional seating options which include adding seats to the SW area, the Widmer Southern Front and the KeyBank Club deck. No hard capacity limit has been set yet so it could be even higher than what we saw at the Houston and New England games.

I, for one, look forward to seeing what they do with the stadium, especially if they actually physically add more seats.