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More Timbers fans could fill Providence Park with proposed expansion

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

More Timbers fans could have the opportunity to chant and cheer at Providence Park as the team eyes a stadium expansion.

A Timbers spokesman confirmed a Willamette Week report that the 2015 MLS Cup champions would like to add as many as 2,000 additional seats to the team's home stadium.

Providence Park currently seats more than 21,000 and is consistently sold out for Timbers matches, while also drawing big crowds for the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League.

The new seats would be added at the south end of the field and the project would be paid for by the Timbers, if it is deemed feasible by management and approved by the city of Portland and the adjacent Multnomah Athletic Club.

The city owns the stadium.  

Any additions would likely not happen before the 2018 season, according to the team.

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