Where can I watch the final?
Okay, this info is spread out all over the internet, so I’m going to make an attempt to put it all in one place.
If you’re planning on watching at home, the match will be on Fox Sports 2. At the moment, this is a channel that’s only available on DirecTV, Dish TV, or on the FoxSoccer2Go site. If you have Comcast, you’ll need to start formulating a plan. (Oh, hai there. I’m told it is now also going to be on Fox Soccer so, Comcast fans, you’re in luck.)
We’ve got a fair number of people heading to Rochester, both from the Rose City and from across the country. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, through the Flash website, or by calling the Flash front office directly. You can call them at (585) 454-5425, ext. 0. We’re suggesting Riveters purchase general admission tickets (a whopping $10 if you make the phone call) so we can all stay together. We’re still working with our front office and theirs to secure a specific location in-stadium to cheer our Thorns to victory. If/when we get that set, we’ll post it on Twitter (@pdxriveterssg) and on the Facebook page. There is also a Facebook event page set up to help people coordinate. It can be found here.
If you’re in Portland, the Thorns FC official viewing party will be at The Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne). There’s seating there for 600, but we’d suggest you get there early. The game is at 5 p.m.. Please plan accordingly. All ages, food and beverages will be available, as will Riveters merch and, if I remember correctly, Thorns FC playoff shirts from the front office. RSVP here.
Other bars/restaurants in Portland that will be showing the match include (but are not limited to): Bazi Bierbrasserie, Beulahland, On Deck, Macadam’s, Paddy’s, The Mad Greek, The Cheerful Bullpen, Dublin Down, Kells, McGillacuddy’s, and The Station. If you have questions about menus, hours, or kid-friendliness, it might be best to call ahead. If there’s somewhere you’re thinking of going to watch that isn’t on this list, they will need to have FoxSports2 (which is only available on DirecTV) or Fox Soccer. Again: call ahead.
If you’re in the Seattle area, the Timbers Army Covert Ops group has put together a viewing at The Ballard Loft (5105 Ballard Ave. NW). RSVP here. Kid friendly, but limited space so be sure you let them know you’re coming so they can save you a place to sit. You can’t very well jump out of your chair when we win if you don’t have a chair to begin with.
If you’re in Eugene, the Timbers Army Echo Squadron is hosting a viewing party at Doc’s Pad (710 Willamette). RSVP here. All ages until 8 p.m. If enough people RSVP to this one, they’ll be able to get a separate room just for the match viewing.
If you’re in Cannon Beach, we’re told The Lumberyard Grill (264 3rd St.) gets FoxSports2, but the TVs are first-come, first-served. Be there early if you want to watch the match. Their menu offers a No Pity burger, so we know they’re soccer-friendly.
If you’re in Salem, we know The Ram (515 12th St.) has FoxSports2 but there is not an event set up for there. You might want to call ahead on this one if you’re planning on going.
I think that’s all for now. I’ll update as I hear more. Cheers!