Here's what you need to know regarding the TA at the December 8th MLS Cup match against Atlanta United, as well as events before and after the match. If you're going, please be sure to read this guide carefully and in full.
- Friday Night Meetup: Foxtrot Lounge (45 13th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) & Lava Lounge (57 13th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) from 8PM-2AM. 21+ Only and no dress code (despite what their website says).
- Saturday Volunteer Event: Tree planting with Trees Atlanta from 8:45AM-12PM! Meet at Morningside Nature Preserve. For more information, please follow this link.
- Saturday Post-Match Meetup: Blake's On The Park (227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) & TEN Atlanta (990 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309). 21+ Only.
We do not have any information on any FO afterparties, so please do not ask.
Tailgate and Parking:
Tailgating and parking will be in the Yellow Lot (marked with red star below). The lot will open at 2:30PM. We are still working on some details, but beer and food cart (with meat and vegan options) will be available. You are more than welcome to supply your own alcohol. Specific tailgating policies can be found here: Tailgate Policy.pdf. It is suggested that you pre-purchase your parking passes ($12-68): http://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/.
Tickets will be distributed in person at the Tailgate starting at 3PM. It is strongly suggested that you be there in time to pick up your tickets at the tailgate. Registered/transferred names will need to match a photo ID for pickup. Portland supporter tickets purchased through the 107IST are for Sections 330, 331, 332, and 333 of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A wristband system will be in place **for these sections only** to assist in preventing overcrowding of our sections. Please do not suggest moving or invite supporters into the section that are not wearing a wristband provided by the 107IST. The Portland section will be treated as general admission, so you'll be able to stand and sing anywhere within that designated area. Concession stands and restrooms are nearby, and stadium security staff asks that we use the facilities within our area, nearest our section.
At 5:00PM we will be escorted to the stadium for entry from the tailgate area. Due to the number of supporters we have and the extra exempt items we will have with us, it is strongly suggested that you march with the group to the section. Please do not rush to the entry gate ahead of the leadership group. If ADA assistance is needed for the match, please let the Travel Team know ahead of time. Also, please follow their clear bag policy extremely closely. Clutch bags can be no larger than 4.5"x6.5".
[section edited to clarify policy 12/7] Due to clearance issues, we will not be permitted to allow any flags, banners, or two-sticks that have not been cleared in advance with Atlanta by the Travel Team. Don't show up with flags/banners/two-sticks that have not been pre-cleared; they will not be allowed in! With this in mind, we will have plenty of flags supplied for the group. **No banners or flags may be attached to any part of the stadium by any means!**
After the match, stadium staff will provide a group egress after a 15-20 minute hold following the conclusion of the match. Please remain in the TA section until this occurs, and follow the lead of security.
Drew Picard and the 107IST Travel Team are the primary points of contact and the Supporter Liaisons for this match. Please follow the Timbers Army on Twitter or Facebook if further updates are needed.
If immediate assistance is needed, please call or text the 107IST Travel Team @ (850) PDX.AWAY (850.739.2929)
For general questions, please email AwayTravel@107IST.org ASAP!
Dos and Don'ts:
Supporter groups are encouraged to chant, sing and support their team. We ask that supporter groups refrain from using profanity or language that is deemed offensive to others.
All approved items must be brought into the building in advance of all gates opening to the public. The items may be staged in the seating section.
Supporter group items brought after gates have opened will not be permitted to be brought into the facility.
Standing on, or hitting seats is not permitted at any time.
Fireworks, flares, or smoke devices of any kind are not permitted to be brought into the stadium or parking lot. Individuals in possession of or igniting fireworks or similar are subject to ejection and possible arrest.
It is requested that we use the restrooms and concessions nearest our Away sections.
Members of our supporter groups are requested to not enter into, provoke, or incite any other supporter groups. Also, parading around the facility is not permitted.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Policies
Have fun and support the boys in green!
-Your Timbers Army Travel Team