Portland Timbers land Alaska Airlines renewal

MLS franchise sign multi-year extension of shirt sponsorship deal.

Portland Timbers land Alaska Airlines renewal

The Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer (MLS) have announced a multi-year extension of their shirt sponsorship deal with Alaska Airlines.

The agreement will see the Seattle-based carrier’s logo continue to adorn the front of the franchise’s playing shirts and other apparel.

Alaska Airlines will also remain the official airline of the Portland Timbers, retaining a role it has held since the team’s inaugural season in 2011. As a result, fans wearing a Timbers jersey will continue to benefit from early boarding privileges on Alaska Airlines flights originating from Portland International Airport.

Additionally, Alaska Airlines will continue to support the Timbers’ Stand Together Week and other community initiatives, while it will also be a presenting sponsor for all MLS Timbers youth soccer camps.

“Alaska Airlines and its amazing group of employees have been part of the MLS Timbers family from the very beginning,” said Mike Golub, president of business for the Timbers. “We couldn’t be more happy and proud that our wonderful partnership will continue well into the future.”

Alaska Airlines’ chief commercial officer Andrew Harrison added: “The city of Portland has a deep soccer heritage that promotes a strong community spirit. Our longstanding partnership with the Timbers is a testament to our commitment to the Portland community and the loyal Timbers fans.”

The Portland Timbers finished top of MLS’s Western Conference in 2017, but suffered a 2-1 aggregate defeat to the Houston Dynamo in the conference semi-finals of the season-ending play-offs.