- $12.50 for one ticket to the Portland Thunder season opener against the Los Angeles Kiss ($30.75 value)
- When: Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Moda Center
- Seating: Mid-level endzone
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Note: All fans in attendance for the game against Los Angeles will also receive a ticket of equal or lesser value to the match-up against Spokane on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m.
The Scouting Report
Living up to their name, the Thunder made quite a bit of noise during their first season in the Arena Football League. Not only did they advance to the playoffs, but they also nearly pulled off the upset of the year, falling to the eventual-champion Arizona Rattlers 52-48 in a first-round thriller. Fueled by that taste of postseason play, the Thunder rumble into their second season equipped with a passing attack that’s capable of scoring more points than an octopus playing Whack-A-Mole. They’ll open the 2015 campaign on Friday against the LA Kiss, who also made their AFL debut a year ago.
During their inaugural season in 2014, the Portland Thunder made history in more ways than one. Most notably, they advanced to the playoffs—a feat the city’s former arena team, the Forest Dragons, failed to accomplish during their three-season stint from 1997-1999. Beyond that feat, though, the Thunder also established a loyal and passionate fan base. That was especially apparent on July 26, 2014, when 12,848 fans packed into the Moda Center to watch the Thunder’s final regular-season game and became the largest crowd in Portland’s Arena Football League history. The team’s early success is doubly sweet because its roster is packed with local standouts, who are much easier to cheer for than a squad of outsourced tackling dummies.