You marveled at the display before the match, you've shared the photos and videos of it with your family and friends, and it's made you proud to be a supporter of the Portland Timbers, a.k.a. the King of Clubs. Now you may be wondering how something like this gets done, and how you can get involved with producing future tifo displays.
Photo by Steven Lenhart
Timbers Army tifo has always been conceived, funded and produced independently of the team; we use the sweat equity and creativity of our members, who do this out of love for the club and nothing more. For the two weekends prior to the ill-fated Cascadia Cup match, dozens of Timbers Army members gathered in super-secret locations in and around Portland, putting their time and energy into helping create our latest display of love and support for our boys in green.
It takes an Army to paint something that big.
If you want to help with the next display, there are a couple of ways you can do so:
1) Donate directly to the tifo fund: producing a display of this size is a costly venture, and elbow grease alone doesn't cover the costs of fabric, paint, and other materials.
2) Join 107ist: not only will your membership dues add revenue to the tifo fund, but as a member you'll be able to volunteer to help paint and construct future displays.