Mayor Hales Urged to Reveal Cost of Providence Park

            What are they hiding?

          What are they hiding?

Although the contract signed between the Timbers and Providence was redacted and does not include the amount paid for naming rights, Health Care For All wants Mayor Hales to find out and share that information publicly.

Jan Johnson for The Lund report, May 8, 2014

Lisa Stiller would prefer that every dollar paid for health insurance premiums go to provide health care, not advertising.

Her nonprofit, Health Care for all Oregon, wants to know how much money Providence Health & Services paid the Portland Timbers for naming rights to the Major League Soccer team’s home stadium now called Providence Park.

About a half dozen pickets and a slightly larger number of media covering them gathered outside City Hall on May 7 where Stiller’s group sought a meeting with Mayor Charlie Hales. The city owns the stadium but the redacted contract Peregrine Sports LLC, the owners of the Timbers, gave the city does not include the amount Providence paid in the 15-year, 40-page naming rights and sponsorship agreement.