The proposed PGE Park renovation project is subject to the City's Design Review process. A Type III Design Review application has been submitted for the renovation of PGE Park to accommodate Major League Soccer (MLS).
A new grandstand will be constructed along the east sideline complete with permanent seating terraces, a restaurant below grade, concourse, concessions and restrooms. The new SW 18th Avenue elevation will feature an expanded entrance/terrace at both the northeast and southeast corners of the site, with restrooms and concessions between.
A club deck is proposed at the center of the elevation. A large portion of this new seating along SW 18th will be roofed. A new team retail store and ticket booth is planned for the northeast terrace area. A new club/training entry is planned for the southeast terrace area. The playing field will be relocated to align with a new seating bowl configuration. The new soccer pitch will be defined on four sides with seating at field level. The new south-end seating will include a built-in stage to allow conversion for alternate sports, entertainment events and concerts.
Existing field lighting and scoreboards will be removed and replaced with new. A new scoreboard will be located at the south-end of the field. New signage will also be planned. The existing service drive adjacent to the MAC club will be regraded and repaved.
For more information, please go to PGE Park Renovation Project webpage at http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=51861.