Owner Merritt Paulson announced Monday that the Portland Timbers will be renaming their stadium Providence Park.
Since the Timbers joined Major League Soccer in 2011, the stadium has been known as Jeld-Wen Field.
So what’s Providence? Glad you asked!
Providence, a not-for-profit health care provider committed to giving back to the communities it serves, and the Timbers made the announcement together today at Providence Park. The robust and integrated partnership features a number of important community initiatives, including the revival of the Special Olympics Oregon Fall Games in 2014, outreach efforts through the Timbers’ Stand Together platform, and partnering on youth soccer camps and field-related projects. Providence will become a Founding Partner of the Portland Timbers Community Fund and a presenting partner of the Timbers’ Hispanic community outreach platform, ‘Somos Timbers.’
The new partnership is slated to last for 15 years. So, uh, you all should adjust your lives accordingly.