In order to provide a fair and consistent entry procedure at Gate 3, and after much collaboration between the 107ist Board and Timbers management, we will be distributing wristbands to facilitate entry at the LA Galaxy match on 7/14/2012.
This FAQ will also be distributed as people collect their wristband so they know what’s happening. Please feel free to post any additional questions in the comments and we’ll endeavor to answer them as soon as we can (remember, we’re all volunteers!).
When will wristbands be given out?
Volunteers will arrive to distribute wristbands at a variable and unannounced time for each match. If the volunteers have not yet arrived, you should plan to stand in line at the TA gate as usual.
How many wristbands will there be?
The first 1000 Timbers Army section ticketholders in line will receive a numbered wristband based on arrival order. You will need to show your TA section ticket in order to receive the wristband.
Does a wristband guarantee me early entry before all the other gates?
Yes it does – But please remember that you’ll need to be back in line, and in numerical order, before the TA gate opens.
Can I take an extra for my child/spouse/brother/friend etc.?
No, wristbands will be placed on each fan upon arrival; you must be physically present to get one.
What happens after I get the wristband?
You can leave the JELD-WEN area, but must be back in line 180 minutes before kick-off (5:00pm). If you don’t return by 5:00pm you are not guaranteed priority entry.
If I have this wristband, why do I have to be here again three hours early? Why can’t I just show up 5 min before the gates open?
You have to be in line and in order per the number on your wristband. It’s going to take a while for everyone to sort themselves out.
Where do I go when I come back?
Head to Gate 3 (the TA gate) and line up in number order – each wristband is consecutively numbered.
When will the TA gate open?
Gate 3 will open 120 minutes before kick-off (6:00pm).
How will wristbands work with the bag-check line?
If you bring a bag you’ll still need to have it searched and your entry will be delayed. The non-bag line always moves faster, so if getting in quickly is your #1 priority, don’t bring a bag into the stadium.
What if all the wristbands are gone?
You can go to the end of the Gate 3 line, but please remember people that *do* have wristbands will be returning to the line and will stand in front of you.
Alternatively, use any of the other JELD-WEN Field gates that open at 6:30pm. These are gates, 4, 2 and 1.
Does this mean I get a reserved seat up front?
Not necessarily. The TA section is general admission and all seats are first come first served. Having a wristband only ensures that you get in via the TA gate before the other gates open.
Once in, can I still save extra seats for my child/spouse/ friend etc.?
Please DO NOT try to save multiple seats for late arriving people.
We have a policy of ’1 scarf =1 seat’ in the TA section. This means that it’s ok to save a seat for a friend as long as they get to the stadium at least 30 mins before kickoff.
Saving a seat any longer than that, or saving more than 1 seat is just plain rude and inconsiderate of your fellow Timbers Army members.