Timbers

Providence Park, home of the Timbers, to make debut in EA Sports FIFA 21

Timbers

It's about time!

Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers, is finally getting the digital treatment.

EA Sports, makers of the popular FIFA soccer video game, made the announcement on Wednesday in conjunction with the Timbers.

The FIFA series debuted in 1993 with FIFA International Soccer on the Sega Genesis, but it wasn't until 2000 that Major League Soccer (MLS) debuted in the series. 

Even then, it wasn't until 2012, following their move to MLS, that the Timbers would be featured in the series.

However, due to licensing agreements and other variables, the Timbers stadium didn't debut with them.

Instead, over the years, fans of the Timbers would have to call the generic Aloha Park, Eastpoint Arena, Estadio de Las Artes, Forest Park Stadium, or Stade Municipal home.

But, after a nine-year wait, the Timbers Army finally has their true virtual home.

As expected, the social media reaction was ecstatic.