|Country||United States of America|
|Cost||$ 50 mln|
|Construction||11/2017 - 05/2019|
|Design||Allied Works Architecture|
Providence Park – design description
Revealed by Portland Timbers, this scheme includes the second reconstruction of Providence Park’s east stand in less than 10 years. Such expansion is forced by ever growing demand for tickets (13,000 people on waiting list upon presentation in April 2017!), though it would only remedy it to a limited extent with 4,000 additional seats.
Due to extremely limited space between the current stand and SW 18th Avenue, the stand has to grow vertically. This is where the inspiration of La Bombonera comes handy and results in four additional balconies of seating towering to 28 meters!
From the outside its simple concrete form would connect with the historic northern arcades and for the first time in just under 100 years the stadium would constitute a fully enclosed horseshoe, as designed in early 1900s.
The project is expected to be funded entirely by the club, with no public contribution required. Worth over $50 million, it would run from after the 2017 season to 2019 or, alternatively, from after the 2018 season to 2020.
Portland: Will Timbers complete expansion in 6 months?
The impressive expansion project is officially on schedule, however the MLS team hopes to have a safety buffer and be able to play away their opening 2019 games. Their good performance on the field may change the schedule, while the field itself also needs to change.