In case you didn't know it the Pacific Northwest, or the region called Cascadia, is pretty passionate about soccer.
The three teams in the area, Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers
each have die-hard fanbases. So much so that the Portland Timbers recently announced that their 2013 season tickets have already sold out. Mainly due to a 96% renewal rate even with uping the season ticket numbers to 15,250 seats.
Having surpassed a 96 percent renewal rate this year, the Timbers
raised the number of season tickets available by 500 seats to help meet
increased demand going into their third MLS season. In 2012, the number
of season tickets available at JELD-WEN Field was capped at 14,750.
In two seasons, the Timbers have sold out each of their 34 league
games and currently have a Season Ticket Waiting List that numbers over
Now unfortunately for the Timbers fans that aren't season ticket holders, JELD-WEN Field only seats 18,627 fans per game. That means only 3,377 seats remain for games. At least this shows that despite having a bummer 2012 season, the fan support in the city hasn't dropped. No wonder Portland is called Soccer City USA.
And with winter being here, bundle up in this Portland Timbers Authentic Scarf or, better yet, since this is winter in the Northwest you probably need a Portland Timbers Rain Jacket!