Time to get your game face on Portland sports fans


But remember rules don’t just apply on the court, ice and field

It’s a busy weekend for Portland sports fans with the Trail Blazers, Winterhawks and Timbers all hosting opponents. While you’re cheering on your team and reinforcing the rules of the game with the refs, don’t forget rules also apply when heading to the games on MAX.

The MAX provides a convenient way to get to and from the sporting events, but sports fans need to have a ticket to ride or expect a ticket of another kind – a $175 citation for fare evasion.

Hop on the MAX for a hopping Friday night at the Rose Quarter

Friday night will be a busy one at the Rose Quarter as the Blazers will need fan support to overcome the Houston Rockets and keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Winterhawks drop the puck on round two of their playoffs. All MAX lines serve the Rose Quarter.

Take the MAX to avoid Saturday night parking hassles at the arena and the stadium

Saturday night, the Winterhawks are back on the ice, this time at the Rose Garden, and the Timbers host their first home game in nearly a month. While all MAX lines serve the Rose Garden, the MAX Blue and Red lines will get soccer fans to JELD-WEN Field.

Due to the large crowds around the stadium, 19th Avenue and the Kings Hill MAX station will be closed before and after the match for safety purposes.

Riders can catch express buses across from MAX stations at Mall/SW 5th Ave and Galleria/SW 10th Ave beginning about 90 minutes before the match. Like the MAX, standard fare is required.

Ride MAX for a rockin’ Sunday night at the Rose Garden

Sunday night, the Blazers are back on the court at the Rose Garden. Leave the driving to TriMet and hop on any MAX train to get there.

TriMet bus lines serve both the Rose Quarter and JELD-WEN Field areas as well. Find your ride at trimet.org/tripplanner.

Make it even easier to ride – purchase one fare instead of two

Avoid needing to make two purchases – one before and one after the game – by buying a day pass. It’s the same price as two 2-hour tickets.

Day Pass Fares
Adults:                        $5
Youth:                         $3.30
Honored citizens:       $2

Plan ahead

TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip, with information on travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit trimet.org, m.trimet.org for smartphones.