Portland, OR (April 13, 2012)—After a $40 million renovation, Portland's s Jeld-Wen Field has been brought back to life, complete with an updated Community Loudspeakers PA system.
Originally opened in 1926 as Multnomah Stadium, the venue has hosted a number of notable events, including one of the first-ever outdoor rock concerts when Elvis Presley performed there in 1957. Now home to Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers, the remade Jeld-Wen Field boasts 5,000 new seats, bringing its capacity to 22,000, with more than 800 square feet of LED video screens.
Previously, the stadium had been used as a Triple-A ballpark utilizing 36 R2 all-weather loudspeakers. The format change to Major League Soccer called for additional Community WET-Series 15" two-way and 15" three-way systems and R-Series R.5 weather-resistant loudspeakers. Designed by Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. (WJHW), the audio system was installed by Denver, CO-based Empowercom.
Community Professional Loudspeakers