Timbers Stadium Providence Field Naming Controversy

Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014
The group ‘health care for all Oregon’ plans to gather outside Portland’s city council meeting tomorrow morning to demand that the city disclose the amount of money paid by Providence healthcare to rename the Timbers stadium to “Providence Field’.
In February, the Portland Timbers announced that naming rights for its stadium had been given to Providence for an undisclosed amount.
This comes soon after Moda Health purchased naming rights to the Rose Garden for $40 million.
Health Care for all Oregon is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing access to health care to Oregonians without having to pay premiums, deductibles, copays, or any other cost.
The group has been concerned about the high price being paid for advertising at the expense of patient care.
A representative of the group spoke with KBOO News about tomorrow’s action.

That was Lisa, with Health Care for All Oregon.  The group will be gathering at 9:15 tomorrow outside Portland City Hall to demand that Mayor Hales disclose the amount of money that Providence healthcare paid for the naming rights to the Timbers’ stadium.
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