Turner to Manage Expansion of Portland Timbers Stadium

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The Portland Timbers have selected Turner Construction Company to expand the east side of their stadium, adding more than 3,800 seats and new concessions, and updating the turf field

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In terms of what fans and visitors will notice, we’re adding three levels on the stadium’s East side – a total of more than 80,000 square feet with more than 3,800 additional seats.

Turner is proud to partner once again with the Portland Timbers as they embark on the next phase of development at their stadium, Providence Park—a $44 million expansion to enhance the experience for fans and players alike with added seats, features, and amenities.

“In terms of what fans and visitors will notice, we’re adding three levels on the stadium’s East side – a total of more than 80,000 square feet,” explained Brian Sabom, Turner Project Manager, noting that the expansion will include more than 3,800 additional seats and create standing room for just under 300 people. “We’re also adding restrooms and new concessions, and renovating the team store.”

The project also adds a cantilevered roof structure that will cover the seating bowl on the east side. “The roof is going to be significant addition, shading fans from the sun and protecting them from rain while at the same time giving the whole stadium a new look and feel,” continued Brian. “The roof itself is roughly 50,000 square feet, and features trusses more than 150 feet long.

And the updates don’t just make a difference to fans—if you’re a hometown or visiting player, you’ll also enjoy a number of updates, such as a new, low-impact synthetic turf field, updated field lighting, and likely an updated scoreboard. Added Brian, “We’re proud that the Timbers have once again selected Turner and we look forward to working closely together to bring their vision to life.”

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $11 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

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