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Post by forestgreen » January 11th, 2008, 10:15 am

Interesting tidbit at the end of an article in today's Tribune:

• Finally, PGE Park is getting a new artificial surface.

The plan is to begin tearing out the old NeXturf today, with a new FieldTurf surface expected to be in place by mid-February – in time for the Oregon State-Georgia three-game baseball series beginning Feb. 29. It’s a $1.1 million project that will benefit the Portland Beavers and Timbers, Portland State and the local high schools to no end.
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Post by martymoose » January 11th, 2008, 11:24 am

Great to hear... I'll have to stop by there and check it out. I sure hope that we have a better looking football configuration as far as the endzones go...

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Post by Pounder » January 11th, 2008, 12:32 pm

Halle-freaking-lujah!!

However, with baseball and soccer sharing, don't count on painted endzones. Ever.

Marty... configuration?

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Post by martymoose » January 11th, 2008, 12:36 pm

Pounder wrote:Halle-freaking-lujah!!

However, with baseball and soccer sharing, don't count on painted endzones. Ever.

Marty... configuration?
By configuration I mean painted endzones that can be inserted for PSU football games. Such as the Viking logo at midfield.

Hopefully PSU was able to get their two cents in for the new turf.

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Post by ManOfVision » January 11th, 2008, 1:01 pm

I'm wondering if they had to put in more than their two cents, if you know what I mean? Is Paulson picking up the tab? Is cost being spread among his two teams and PSU? Either way, great news.
We need a new basketball arena!

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Post by forestgreen » January 11th, 2008, 3:15 pm

More info. on the new turf at PGE Park:

http://www.goviks.com/ViewArticle.dbml? ... ID=1367108
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Post by WiViking » January 11th, 2008, 11:49 pm

Ditto. That surface wasn't good for anybody. Why did it take them so long?

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Post by wsuwildcat » October 28th, 2008, 1:48 pm

When is the Stott gonna get pimped out?

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Post by martymoose » October 28th, 2008, 4:17 pm

wsuwildcat wrote:When is the Stott gonna get pimped out?
Hopefully once our new Rec Center is completed.

http://www.pdx.edu/recreation/constucti ... dates.html

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Post by forestgreen » July 9th, 2009, 2:39 pm

City, Paulson strike deal to revamp PGE Park

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/inde ... to_re.html

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson, Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Randy Leonard emerged from their final negotiating session just before 2 p.m. today after finalizing a $31 million deal to renovate PGE Park for the team's 2011 Major League Soccer debut.

And just in time.

The City Council's 2 p.m. meeting includes measures that would exempt the project from the city's competitive bidding requirements and give Paulson and his company full authority to hire designers and builders for the project.

The long-awaited deal scales back the changes from what was previously envisioned by $6 million to fit within the available budget. The details on the changes are not yet available.

Under the terms of the deal, which still needs City Council approval, Paulson will contribute $8 million in cash and prepay rent in the amount of $11.1 million for years eight through 25. The city will borrow $11.2 million against the spectator facilities fund and would pay another $700,000 in other costs.
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Post by forestgreen » July 10th, 2009, 4:19 pm

Mayor Adams and Commissioner Leonard Reach Agreement with Merritt Paulson on PGE Renovation Deal

http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/?a=254190&c=49519

"The renovations will also pave the way for the Portland State University Vikings football team to enjoy an enhanced facility." :lol:
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Post by forestgreen » July 23rd, 2009, 7:20 pm

$31 million PGE Park renovation passes 4-1

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/inde ... ation.html
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Post by forestgreen » July 24th, 2009, 10:05 am

City scores a goal with PGE Park MLS renovation plan

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/sto ... 3426684000
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Post by forestgreen » August 5th, 2009, 6:45 pm

Renovated PGE Park will showcase new seats, more concessions -- no more dugouts

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/inde ... howca.html
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Post by forestgreen » August 18th, 2010, 8:23 pm

Timbers: PGE Park renovations signal start of something new

There will be three locker rooms. The Timbers will move into the Portland Beavers' locker room. The old Timbers' locker room -- the visiting baseball team locker room -- will be the visiting team's locker room for soccer. The Portland State football team will use the other locker room.

"The locker rooms are pretty much getting a complete facelift. There will be a lot of upgrades," Puckett said. "We're adding a strength and conditioning room, some therapy areas and more offices."

http://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/index ... ons_s.html
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Post by martymoose » August 19th, 2010, 9:11 pm

forestgreen wrote:Timbers: PGE Park renovations signal start of something new

There will be three locker rooms. The Timbers will move into the Portland Beavers' locker room. The old Timbers' locker room -- the visiting baseball team locker room -- will be the visiting team's locker room for soccer. The Portland State football team will use the other locker room.

"The locker rooms are pretty much getting a complete facelift. There will be a lot of upgrades," Puckett said. "We're adding a strength and conditioning room, some therapy areas and more offices."

http://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/index ... ons_s.html
This will sure help with the facilities aspect of recruiting. Up to date practice locker rooms, as well as up to date game day locker rooms can only help.

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Post by forestgreen » February 17th, 2011, 7:04 pm

PGE Park Construction

Portland State administration and season-ticket holders were privy to a tour of the construction at PGE Park. Take a quick look.


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