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Timbers to keep PGE at 17,000 seats?

That sounds way low to me for a MLS team in what likes to consider itself Soccer City USA.

However, that's the plan according to this report by The Oregonian: 17,000 seats with the option of adding 5,000 more in the end zone as needed.

That would give the MLS Timbers a base capacity of less than half of what the Sounders are planning for next season, and only about a grand over the league average.