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Timbers, Thorns launch hospitality brand ahead of stadium reopening

Portland football franchises the Timbers and Thorns have teamed up with Levy to launch a new hospitality brand ahead of the reopening of Providence Park.

The new Park Provisions brand will operate as the hospitality team serving the 22,000-capacity venue when it reopens on June 1 following an $85m (£67m/€76m) privately funded renovation.

In collaboration with the Major League Soccer (MLS) club the Timbers and National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) Thorns, stadium operators and Levy, a food services provider for major entertainment and sports venues, the hospitality brand will introduce expanded menus and dining options, as well as bringing new logos and colours to uniforms and menus.

“We are proud to offer our fans a wide variety of the best local flavours around, and to set a new standard for everything fans taste at Providence Park,” said Mike Golub, president of business for the Timbers and Thorns FC.

“In working closely with Levy throughout the stadium-transformation process, we realised a great opportunity to deliver a special experience unique to Providence Park and Portland.”

Providence Park will now have 19 new dining places, including three Tillamook Grill locations, a Vista Nachos, and two locations each of popular Portland establishments Hot Lips Pizza and Podnah’s BBQ, which will be new to the venue. The stadium’s points of sale have also increased by 30 per cent.

In addition, fans in Field Seats can order from an updated in-seat menu featuring regional favourites such as a Dungeness crab cocktail. The KeyBank Club will begin offering a refreshed bar and food kiosk serving cheesesteaks and vendors will now sell beer and snacks in the Timbers Army supporters section in the north end.

Food and beverage prices have been frozen for the upcoming season, but both football teams have introduced a series of six Park Pricing games, during which hot dogs and nachos will cost $2 and Coors Light beer will cost $5.

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