Timbers break ground on stadium renovation

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber attended a

groundbreaking ceremony for the renovations to PGE Park that will

prepare the stadium for the Portland Timbers’ jump to the

league.

The Timbers had to wait to make major renovations to the stadium

until after the Triple-A Portland Beavers baseball team concluded

their season. The stadium changes will include full bowl seating, a

new club lounge, team store and a new entry from the street.

The Timbers begin MLS play next season. The team currently plays

in the U.S. Soccer Federation D-2 Pro League, considered a step

below MLS.

The team also announced that season tickets in 15 sections had

sold out for the upcoming season, and all but one suite was

reserved.