What is the Timbers Army?
Hearts on their sleeves and thousands of voices strong, the Timbers Army fills Providence Park with songs, scarves, flags and confetti. Their green-and-white energy flows onto the pitch anywhere the Portland Timbers play.
Part carnival, part mosh pit, part revival meeting, part Christmas morning, filled with people from every part of the community and every walk of life, the Timbers Army turns each game into a celebration of its love of Portland, of soccer, and of the Timbers.
If you like your sports passionate instead of passive – if you’re proud of the Rose City — if you appreciate the Beautiful Game – YOU are Timbers Army. No membership, no initiation, no rules, no fuss. Just wander into the North End of Providence Park and join the fun!
The Timbers Army: “Rose City ‘Til We Die!”
The 107 Independent Supporters’ Trust is the machinery behind the Timbers Army and, since 2013, the Rose City Riveters. It supports soccer in and around Portland, Oregon, from the grassroots to the highest professional level. It fuels the Army and supports soccer charities and soccer events in Soccer City USA.
Its name comes from Section 107 in the North End of Providence Park – birthplace of the Timbers Army – and from the European concept of an Independent Supporters’ Trust. An IST is a non-profit group through which fans combine their resources to support their club through travel, stadium displays, marketing, and so on. Much as the atmosphere of a soccer match resembles a college football game, an IST is kind of like an alumni boosters club: hard-core fans who want to have a stake in the team they love.
107IST arose as a means to coordinate all the things that the Timbers Army was already doing, to work alongside team management to make the game day experience (both at home and away) bigger and better, and to help fund various charities and events in the Portland soccer community. It has been formed as an Oregon mutual-benefit non-profit so as to manage the money generated by TA and Riveters activities, such as bus trips and merchandise sales. The trust is currently pursuing tax-exempt status with the IRS.
107IST is a member-based organization open to anyone who loves soccer, the Timbers and/or Thorns, Portland, and, especially, the combination of all of those. Members are entitled to vote on 107IST issues and to participate in annual elections of the Board of Directors. They’ll also receive exclusive 107IST/TA merchandise with each annual membership, receive discounts and specials from local vendors, get first dibs on seats on bus charters for away games, and more.
Visit our membership page to learn more and join!
“YOU CANNOT STOP US!!!! WE ARE THE ROSE CITY!!!!”