City Hall: Parking Plan for Jeld-Wen Field Goes Sideways

Portland City Council March 16

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Mayor Sam Adams' emergency parking plan for the area around the stadium formerly known as PGE Park went out the window this afternoon at City Hall. (Obscure, hard-to-follow pun intended. In case you haven't heard, the new name of the stadium is Jeld-Wen Field for the Oregon window and door company.)Anyway, the proposal to raise parking-meter rates from $1.60 to $3.50 an hour and to extend those hours ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Splitting Timbers

The Timbers’ new season in a new league will mean bigger revenues and salaries—but at a cost.


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The Portland Timbers’ inaugural season in Major League Soccer kicks off this Saturday, March 19, at Colorado.  Before that happens, here’s a guide for casual fans to some of the big differe   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers Bank on The Changing Face of Jeld-Wen

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Look for some unhappy Portland Democrats after today's announcement that PGE Park will be renamed Jeld-Wen Field when the Timbers begin play in Major League Soccer.Not because there's any great sentiment for PGE, the state's largest utility and a subsidiary of Enron when it hung its name on the old Civic Stadium a decade ago.But rather because of the political activities of Jeld-Wen's founder, the ...   More
 
Monday, March 14, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

PGE Park Renovation On Time But Over Budget

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As the Portland Timbers' April 14 home opener approaches, City of Portland records show the renovation of PGE Park from a multi-purpose stadium to a Major League Soccer facility is on time but about $5 million over the project's $31 million budget. (The original development agreement calls for the city to contribute $11.9 million to the project and Timbers owner Merritt Paulson to contribute $19.3 ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Stadium Neighbors' Parking Recommendations for Timbers Games

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With the Portland Timbers' first Major League Soccer home game approaching on April 14, the Northwest District Association is ready to send the city some recommendations for parking around PGE Park. Stadium neighbors have worried about the impact of large crowds in the debut MLS season.And neighborhood association president Ron Walters says the NWDA is now suggesting the city set one 90-minute parking ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Bloggers, Architects Rally Against Memorial Coliseum Demolition


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Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Randy Leonard may think tearing down Portland's 49-year-old Memorial Coliseum to make room for a new minor-league baseball stadium is a done deal. But a serious opposition has begun to coalesce. Writer Brian Libby has penned a sports-centric protest on his blog, Portland Architecture. Today the American Intsitute of Architects sent City Council a letter condemning ...   More
 
Monday, April 13, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Potty Parity Please at PGE Park


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As if the powers behind a new minor-league baseball stadium in the Rose Quarter and revamping PGE Park for Major League Soccer didn't have enough to worry about, now this longstanding concern about potty parity at stadiums has made it to the front page of today's New York Times. Fortunately, Portland already has its own commissioner concerned with all things potty. We're sure he's already on ...   More
 
Monday, April 13, 2009 HANK STERN

Adams' Savvy Move? The Mayor's Public Meeting on the Rose Quarter


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On Tuesday, April 14, Mayor Sam Adams is hosting an "open house" with the public to discuss his quickly-developed plans to tear down Memorial Coliseum and build a minor-league baseball stadium in the Rose Quarter. With only days to go before City Council is expected to vote on the project on April 22, business owners from around the Rose Quarter already have questions for the mayor. "I am concerned ...   More
 
Friday, April 10, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Will Pro Soccer In America Ever Get The Stars?


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Here's an interesting read from The New York Times soccer blog that quotes Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber saying the league's quality of players isn't meeting the fans' demands. Strikes me as a hard problem to surmount, especially as the league expands with moves into Portland and Vancouver. Here's why: Even if there's a time when the crowded U.S. sports landscape creates enough ...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 HANK STERN

Major League Soccer Attendance By The Numbers


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[youtube Z7_4N8GI8no] While we wait — and wait — for City Hall to land on a deal that allows PGE Park to be revamped so Timbers fans can enjoy Major League Soccer, the latest attendance numbers for MLS offer ammunition for both the deal's supporters and opponents. Lending credence to the belief that the league's prospects are strong if and when it comes to Portland is the fact ...   More
 
Saturday, May 9, 2009 HANK STERN

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