Timbers seek more seating in Providence Park

Team to pay for renovation

Fans at Providence Park watch the second half of an NWSL soccer match between the Portland Thorns and the Seattle Reign in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Fans at Providence Park watch the second half of an NWSL soccer match between the Portland Thorns and the Seattle Reign in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Timbers want to expand Providence Park to add more seats.

The Timbers would pay for the expansion, Chris Metz with the team told KOIN 6.

The renovation would be at the south end of the stadium and add an additional 1,000 to 2,000 more seats. The stadium currently has 21,144 seats.

It would also add more restrooms and concession stands to the south end.

The club has been working on an expansion plan for about a year and hopes to finalize the design in coming weeks.

A final decision has not been made and timeline is still uncertain.

The Timbers joined the MLS in 2011 and last month won their first championship.

The Portland Timbers celebrate during the MLS champions parade through Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
The Portland Timbers celebrate during the MLS champions parade through Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. The Timbers defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 Sunday in the MLS Cup soccer final. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

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