For Immediate Release:
On Wednesday, March 13 Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman will host the Timbers Army fan group at Portland City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Timbers Army of the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer team, incorporated as the 107ist Independent Supporters’ Trust, is the most rabid and community involved fan club in Major League Soccer. In 2012 the 107ist and its members donated over $62,000 dollars and over 5,000 volunteer hours to charities and community activities throughout the region.
Board President Scott Van Swearingen expressed his excitement for the upcoming 2013 season: “I am extremely proud of the unprecedented level of support that the Timbers Army has provided the Portland Timbers in their successful partnership with the City of Portland. I look forward to the Timbers Army raising our level of support for both the Portland Timbers and the City of Portland in the coming season.”
The creation of Jeld-Wen Field, that brought the Timbers Major League Soccer team to Portland, was created through a partnership agreement between the City of Portland and the privately-owned Peregrine Sports LLC. During each of its first two seasons as a MLS stadium, the user fee revenue from Jeld Wen Field events has exceeded the forecast amount in the partnership agreement. Last year’s user fees generated over $750,000 for the City of Portland. This is $120,000 over the baseline minimum in the partnership.
City Commissioner Dan Saltzman stated: “Seeing our partnership agreement so successful is due in no small part to the dedicated fans and volunteers of the Timbers Army. And now with the exciting addition of the National Women’s Soccer League team, the Portland Thorns Football Club, it’s only getting better.”
Please join the 107ist and its members at 9:30am on Wednesday, March 13th at Portland City Hall (1221 SW 4th Ave.) for this opportunity to celebrate all we do for our community.
107ist Board Vice President:
Jeremy Wright: 503-358-0694
Commissioner Dan Saltzman’s Chief of Staff:
Brendan Finn: 503-823-4151