Things I Meant To Address Yesterday But Didn't Pt.2: JELD-WEN Unveiled
So after months of renovation work --which followed months of civic debate-- The Stadium Formerly Known as PGE Park™ is ready to open for business tomorrow. I visited the newly macked-out stadium last month and even in an unfinished state the place was pretty dope. Also dope is the fact that a baseball stadium has become a full-time soccer stadium; take that Jim Rome, SportsCenter and assorted talk radio shows hosted by the soccerphobic.
If you want a deeper dive than the video above --or this video-- can offer, take a trip to Dropping Timber where Paul Sepp has more Timbers Media Day articles, videos and photos than I am prepared to post at this time for fear of being called a "Timber Lover" again (not that there is anything wrong with that).
Out of curiosity, where would you place JELD-WEN Field on the MLS Stadia scale? I'd like to put it in the top five for reasons of location, unique layout and noise-capturing roof but the turf thing is a big bummer. What do ya'll think?