june, 2019

13jun11:30 am1:00 pmLunch Program | June

Event Details

Timbers Stadium Expansion: Hardhats and Shin Guards Required Beyond This Point

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The Takeaways:

  • How Portland’s professional soccer success has led to this expansion
  • What were the challenges of the project and site when designing, permitting and constructing the athletic stadium expansion?
  • What can the community, fans, and neighborhood expect from the expansion?
  • Tour the expansion right after lunch! (additional $5 registration fee)

The Speakers:

Mike Golub – The Timbers
Chelsea Grassinger– Allied Works Architects
Brian Sabom– Turner Construction
Moderator, Beth Morgan – Geffen Mesher

The Specifics:

Come and listen to the stories, first-hand, from those who were closest to driving, designing and executing the Timbers’ expansion project. The expansion added approximately 4,000 new seats and a street-level colonnade along the eastern side of the stadium, bringing the capacity of the stadium up to a much needed 25,000 seats. After lunch, join us for a guided tour of the expansion (separate registration required).

Program & Tour Time:

Program: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Check in begins at 11:00 am)
Tour: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (separate registration)

Mike Golub, Timbers President of Business

Golub joined the Timbers in 2009 and helped lead the organization during its highly successful launch to Major League Soccer. Under Golub’s guidance, the Timbers have indelibly changed the landscape of sports in Portland, while becoming a national success story and a model professional sports franchise. The Timbers have sold out all of their regular-season games in their six MLS seasons, forged industry-leading corporate partnerships, and created an Annual Member waiting list of more than 13,000 fans.

Previously, Golub served as the Chief Operating Officer for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers from 2006-08, reshaping the team’s business and brand into one of the most successful in professional sports. He served as the Executive Vice President for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies from 2000-05 and was the Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Marketing Officer for the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers prior to joining the Trail Blazers in October 2006.

Chelsea Grassinger, Principal at Allied Works

Associate Principal Chelsea Grassinger joined Allied Works in 2000. A native of Arizona, Chelsea worked with Rick Joy Architects in Tucson and at Arnal Bassol Fernandez y Associados in Mexico City prior to joining Allied Works. Chelsea has a proven ability to work with clients to translate ideas into built form, and has a breadth of expertise ranging from initial master planning and programming to detailing and design of exhibition furniture and installations. She has led several high profile projects, only the latest of which is the Providence Park Stadium Expansion.



Brian Sabom, Project Manager at Turner Construction

Brian Sabom is a Senior Project Manager for Turner’s Portland office. He began working as a carpenter’s apprentice for a Bay Area general contractor in 2003. While working on various residential remodels and commercial tenant improvements, he learned the fundamentals of construction. After working in the field for almost a year at a Biopharmaceutical company, Brian transitioned to a management role in which he oversaw over $115 million worth of work – largely involving commercial projects such as the Tanasbourne Market Center, Cascade Plaza Expansion and Hazel Dell Towne Center Phase III. Since joining Turner, Brian has led the teams for three mass timber buildings and two creative office build-outs for Simple Finance’s new headquarters. Brian and his team are currently on the home stretch of the Providence Park Expansion.

Beth Morgan, Manager at Geffen Mesher (Moderator)

Beth Morgan joined Geffen Mesher in 2014 and is a manager in the firm’s audit and transaction advisory practices with experience focused in the real estate, manufacturing, technology, and emerging growth industries. In addition to serving on the CREW Programs Committee, Beth is a member of her firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, founded with the purpose of promoting the professional development of women in the historically male-dominated world of accounting. Beth was born and raised in Oregon and takes pride in her involvement with the Portland business community by applying her regional industry knowledge to serve closely-held companies in the area.


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