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PORTLAND TIMBERS, PORTLAND THORNS FC ANNOUNCE NEW HOSPITALITY PARTNERSHIP WITH LEVY

December 21, 2017 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Portland Thorns FC News Release

Levy to serve as exclusive hospitality partner beginning January 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC today announced a new 12-year partnership with Levy as the exclusive hospitality partner for all concessions, premium seating and catering at Providence Park, beginning in January 2018.

"We are very excited to be partnering with food and beverage industry leaders, Levy Restaurants at Providence Park," said Mike Golub, president of business for the Timbers and Thorns FC. "Levy's unmatched expertise will help make our already terrific fan experience even better."

Levy will design menus and dining environments across all areas of the stadium, cultivating flavors that reflect the Portland dining scene, as well as introducing technology to streamline payment and transactions. Levy will also play a key role in planning and designing spaces within the stadium's new expanded sections.

"We're at an incredibly exciting time for soccer in North America, with teams reimagining the fundamental gameday experience to adapt to growing and very engaged fan bases. As one of the premier clubs in the country, the Timbers are at the absolute forefront of this movement," said Andy Lansing, president and CEO of Levy. "We are excited to bring the knowledge we've gained from serving soccer fans across MLS to create something incredibly special for this very unique group of fans at Providence Park. This is going to be a lot of fun for everyone."

The Timbers and Thorns FC join the growing list of soccer venues that Levy handles dining and hospitality for including: Audi Field (D.C. United), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash), MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus Crew SC), Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta United FC), Rio Tinto Stadium (Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC) and StubHub Center (LA Galaxy).

In addition, Levy also serves as the hospitality and catering partner for several other local venues in the greater-Oregon area including, Moda Center, Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap, and Michael Jordan's Steak House at the iLani Casino Resort.

About Levy

The disruptor in defining the premium sports and entertainment dining experience, Levy is recognized as one of the fastest growing and most critically acclaimed hospitality companies. Named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company magazine, Levy's diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants, iconic sports and entertainment venues, and convention centers as well as the Super Bowl, Grammy Awards, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis Tournament, Kentucky Derby, and NHL, MLB, NBA All-Star Games. For more, visit www.levyrestaurants.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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