The Portland Timber's home opener against Chicago was the first test of the parking plan around Jeld-Wen Field. The City of Portland created a Parking Meter District that includes 441 meters around the stadium. From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on game nights the parking meters are active and the per-hour rate increases to $3.50. The meter stations have stickers listing the Timber's home games and the hours. Dan Anderson, with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, says all drivers paid something on Thursday night, but about two dozen drivers didn't pay for enough time. Anderson says drivers need to buy enough time to make it through
10 p.m. On Thursday night, violators were given warnings. The first game was a test, now tickets will be written.