PGE Park’s field will slide toward home plate, snug in the crook of the stadium’s grandstand. A larger video screen will appear against the Multnomah Athletic Club, along with a standing-room/stage area. Most notably, covered seats and a club level will mushroom from the stadium’s nearly empty east side, ushering scarf-snapping fans to within a throw-in of the sideline.
Details of the stadium’s $31million retrofit for the Portland Timbers’ move to Major League Soccer in 2011, released Monday to The Oregonian, show a higher-capacity, more upscale venue that strives to retain its bandboxcharm.
Read the rest here