August 8, 2011
MAY 26, 2011
Joseph Gallivan
Portland Timbers

A look into the FieldTurf at JELD-WEN Field

The vibrant green playing surface that greets fans as they emerge into the stands at JELD-WEN Field has more to it than meets the eye.

Underneath the green blades and painted white field lines are complex layers of unique drainage systems, alternate layers of silica sand, fine grades of rubber infill, and a custom-made, technologically advanced backing, or “e-layer,” that holds it all together.

August 8, 2011

Timbers fans converge on stadium by bike, MAX and more

Getting close to 20,000 people in and out of JELD-WEN Field in three hours is quite a feat. The Timbers’ home is not like suburban Chicago’s Toyota Park or PPL Park outside of Philadelphia. The stadium has to contend with restricted parking in an area dense with apartments. And don’t even think of picking up some token groceries at Fred Meyer and leaving the car in their lot.

So we talked to some Timbers fans about the alternative ways they get to the game.