April 24, 2012

Past Venue: Civic Stadium

Portland, OR 
aka Multnomah Stadium, Jeld-Wen Field

Year opened: 1926
Capacity: 22,000, down from 32,500 when it was used for pro football

Multnomah Stadium, 1926-65
Civic Stadium, 1966-2000
PGE Park, 2001-10
Jeld-Wen Field, 2011 to date

Pro football tenants:
Portland Rockets (AFL), 1944
Portland Loggers (ContFL), 1969
Portland Storm/Thunder (WFL), 1974-75
Portland Breakers (USFL), 1985

Postseason games hosted:

Other tenants of note:
Portland Beavers (minor league baseball), 1956-93, 2001-10
Portland Mavericks (minor league baseball), 1973-77
Portland Timbers (NASL), 1975-82
Portland Rockies (minor league baseball), 1995-2000
Portland State Univ. (college football)
Portland Timbers (MLS), 2001 to date

Notes: Constructed by Multnomah Athletic Club on site of earlier athletic fields, dating back to 1893. Sold to the City of Portland in 1966 and renamed Civic Stadium. Underwent major renovation in 2001, at which point the naming rights were bought by Portland General Electric. Grass surface replaced with AstroTurf in 1969, Nexturf in 2001, and FieldTurf in 2011. Hosted occasional home games of Univ. of Oregon and Oregon State Univ. Hosted matches of Women’s World Cup, 1999 and 2003. Also used for greyhound racing, after Oregon legalized para-mutuel betting, 1933-55. First football game was Univ. of Washington vs. Univ. of Oregon, Oct. 9, 1926. Hosted NFL preseason game in 1955 between New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams in which sudden-death overtime was first used on an experimental basis.

Fate: Still in use.

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