Good news on the business side of things for the Portland Timbers as it appears that they've had no problem selling out the entirety of the 2013 season tickets... not that anybody expected anything else. The big news here, however, isn't that the tickets were sold out, but rather that they increased the amount of season ticket holders to 15,250. That's an extra 500 of you who were previously on the list!
According to the press release the renewal rate from last year's team was at 96% as well. This should make sense because, despite the lackluster season, the Timbers FO decided not to increase ticket prices. I recall quite a few people claiming that the Timbers would have a problem with season tickets in 2013 due to the 2012 season, but that turned out not to be the case.
Did you re-up your season tickets for the 2013 season?
Full press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has sold out of its increased allotment of season tickets for the 2013 Major League Soccer season, now capping season ticket sales at 15,250 seats.
Having surpassed a 96 percent renewal rate this year, the Timbers raised the number of season tickets available by 500 seats to help meet increased demand going into their third MLS season. In 2012, the number of season tickets available at JELD-WEN Field was capped at 14,750.
In two seasons, the Timbers have sold out each of their 34 league games and currently have a Season Ticket Waiting List that numbers over 6,500 fans. As a result of the increased ticket allotment, a number of seats were made available in priority order to those on the Season Ticket Waiting List. In addition, a lottery was held for existing ticket holders to purchase a limited number of additional seats.
Fans interested in joining the Timbers’ Season Ticket Waiting List can contact a Timbers ticket representative at (503) 553-5555 or by email at ticketsales@portlandtimbers.
com. With a $50 per-seat refundable deposit to join the waiting list, fans can secure the chance to purchase season tickets when they become available, have priority for additional ticket plans released by the club and have access to special pre-sale and discount opportunities, among other benefits.