PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers will begin play in Group B of the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League at home against C.D. Dragon of El Salvador on Wednesday, Aug. 3, it was announced today as CONCACAF unveiled the competition’s full group-stage schedule.
Following their tournament-opening home match, the Timbers will travel for a pair of road matches to face Costa Rica’s Club Deportivo Saprissa at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and C.D. Dragon at Estadio Athletico Las Delicias in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Portland concludes group play with a home match against Saprissa at Providence Park on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Beginning at the Portland Thorns FC match against the Chicago Red Stars on June 22, 2016, all guests entering Providence Park will be subject to new enhanced security screening procedures, including metal detector screening prior to admittance to all Thorns & Portland Timbers matches. The new security measures are being put in place at all MLS soccer venues.
With the new policies in place, we are encouraging all fans to arrive extra early for matches to minimize wait times and potential delays entering Providence Park. Remember, early entry into the stadium for Timbers matches includes concession discounts—courtesy of Simple—of up to 25 percent on all concessions beginning the hour after the first gates open (e.g. between 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. match).