Football returns to downtown Portland
NEW SEATS, new turf, and a new season of Viking football await fans at JELD-WEN Field this fall. Formerly known as PGE Park, the downtown sports facility was closed last season as it received a face-lift in anticipation of the Portland Timbers’ move to Major League Soccer.
The Vikings are coming off a 2-9/1-7 season in 2010, but expect to redeem themselves in the refurbished stadium. Second-year head coach Nigel Burton is leading a more experienced team with 49 letterwinners and 21 returning starters.
JELD-WEN Field will host six Viking home games, four of which are Big Sky Conference contests, on Saturday afternoons or evenings. It’s not too late to get a season ticket: call 503-725-3307 or visit GoViks.com. The 2011 Football Schedule is available here.
GET ALL OF THE LATEST sports news at www.GoViks.com. Game stories, statistics, schedules, and much more are available and updated daily. You can also hear and/or see game broadcasts. Buy season and single game tickets online at www.GoViks.com or call 1-888-VIK-TIKS or 503-725-3307.
Photo: The Vikings’ home stadium is the refurbished JELD-WEN Field on Southwest 18th and Morrison.