Portland Timbers provide a view at Providence Park renovation progress

Although Portland Timbers fans won't be able to watch their heroes in Providence Park again until the club's regular season home opener on June 1, the club on Friday provided a preview of what their renovated digs will look and feel like.

The 15-second video taken from the club's west stand shows cranes lifting concrete beams upwards toward their final destination in the upper levels being erected on the east side of the stadium.

When completed, the project will add about 4,000 seats to the ground to bring capacity up to around 25,000.

A rendering of the completed redevelopment of the east side of Providence Park | Courtesy of Portland Timbers

While the club await the completion of the project, the Timbers could play as many as 12 games away from home to start the 2019 campaign. However, it will hardly be the latest opener of a new or renovated stadium in an MLS season.

Just last year, D.C. Untied opened Audi Field on July 14, though they did play two previous home games at provisional facilities in the D.C. area.


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