Top 5 Biggest Stadiums in Oregon

The largest city in Oregon, a U.S. state in the Pacific Northwest Region of the country, is home to three sports teams that compete in major leagues.

This makes it all the more remarkable that the two largest stadiums in Oregon aren’t located in Portland, a city with over 2.5 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area.

Oregon’s three major league sports teams are the basketball team Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA, the soccer team Portland Timbers of the MLS, and the Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL, the highest tier of the women’s soccer league system.

The stadiums with the highest capacity are the home of football teams that compete in the NCAA, the highest level of college football.

In this article, you’ll discover a list of the biggest stadiums in Oregon.

1. Autzen Stadium

  • Location: Eugene
  • Capacity: 54,000

Autzen Stadium is a magnificent stadium in the city of Eugene. Apart from being the biggest stadium in Oregon, it is arguably one of the most beautiful stadiums in the United States. It’s the home of the Oregon Ducks football team which represents the University of Oregon.

It’s situated in the northern part of the campus of the University of Oregon and was originally constructed between 1966 and 1967. It featured 41,078 seats when it was completed in the late 1960s and has been expanded and renovated multiple times. Today, it can be expanded to a capacity of 60,000 hen standing places are included.

Biggest Stadiums in Oregon Autzen Stadium
Autzen Stadium / Another Believer / Wiki Commons

2. Reser Stadium

  • Location: Corvallis
  • Capacity: 26,407

Reser Stadium is another stadium in Oregon that is located on the campus of a university, namely Oregon State University in Corvallis. It’s the home venue of the Oregon State Beavers football team and has served this purpose since it was first completed in 1953.

The stadium’s capacity has been seriously reduced in 2021 when the outdated west stand was replaced. This project will result in a new capacity of between 34,000 and 39,000 and is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2023. The stadium was named in honor of Al and Pat Reser in 1999, the owners of Reser’s Fine Foods who both graduated from the university.

Reser Stadium in Oregon
Reser Stadium / Zapper258 / Wiki Commons

3. Providence Park

  • Location: Portland
  • Capacity: 25,218

Providence Park is the name of a soccer stadium that serves as the home venue of the Portland Timbers soccer team which competes in the MLS. It was originally constructed in 1926 but it has been renovated multiple times,s including an $85 million project that was completed in 2019.

This project has expanded the capacity of the stadium to 25,218 seats and the East End was expanded with a multi-level façade as well. What’s fascinating is that it’s the oldest soccer-specific stadium in the United States with a history that goes back to the late 1920s.

Providence Park in Portland
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4. Moda Center

  • Location: Portland
  • Capacity: 19,393

Moda Center is the current name of a stadium that originally went by the name of “Rose Garden.” It’s a multi-purpose arena that can be sued for a wide variety of purposes, including basketball matches, ice hockey games, circuses, rodeos, concerts, and even conventions.

The arena was completed between 1993 and 1995 and has served as the main venue of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team which competes in the NBA. The arena cost $262 million to build in the 1990s which is the equivalent of over $466 million today.

Moda Center Oregon arenas
Moda Center / Another Believer / Wiki Commons

5. Veterans Memorial Coliseum

  • Location: Portland
  • Capacity: 12,888

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is another amazing indoor arena in Oregon and served as the former home of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team. The arena was constructed between 1959 and 1960 and served as the Trail Blazers’ home between 1970 and 1995.

The indoor arena has historical significance and was therefore added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. Although the Trail Blazers haven’t played here since the mid-1990s, the arena is still used for a variety of purposes, including ice hockey and lower-level basketball games.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland
Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland / Steve Morgan / Wiki Commons