What to Know Before Visiting Moda Center in Portland

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Moda Center currently serves as the home arena for the Portland Trailblazers. There are certain policies and procedures you will want to be aware of beforehand, as well as arena gate and parking lot locations for easy entrance.

In this article we will discuss:

  • What to bring to Moda Center for a Game
  • Can You Buy Tickets at Moda Center?
  • Moda Center Gate Information
  • How to Park at Moda Center
  • Does Moda Center Take Cash?

What to Bring to Moda Center for a Game

If you are going to an NBA game, planning ahead is always important. Below is a list of things you might need to bring, and you will want to make sure you are complying with any security protocols the stadium has:

  • Reserved Parking – Purchasing a parking pass in advance can help reduce hassle on gameday. However, there are parking options near the arena that allow you to pay on site. This is where you can learn more about parking options.
  • Stadium Approved Bag – If you have a bag, make sure it is approved. Most types of bags are not approved. There are exceptions for small bags that meet certain size requirements, and there are also exceptions for certain types of medical and parental bags. This is where you can read more about approved bags for Moda Center.
  • Cashless Payment – Moda Center does not accept cash inside the arena, so you will need to bring an alternate form of payment (learn more).
  • Noise-Canceling Headphones – Stadiums can get very loud, and noise-canceling headphones may be needed.

Moda Center Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Moda Center ticket page (click here). If the event is sold-out, you will need to use online ticket brokers like Ticketmaster, StubHub, or Vivid Seats to purchase tickets.

If you wish to visit the box office in person, the ticket office at the Moda Center is located on the Rose Quarter campus at 1 N Center Ct St, Portland, OR 97227, across from the Rip City Clothing Co store.

To learn more, visit our ticket resources linked below:

Moda Center Mobile Tickets

As of this year, Moda Center uses digital, mobile tickets for events. If you do not have a smartphone, it would be best to contact the ticket office and let them advise you on how to proceed. This is where you can view the contact information for Moda Center.

If you use digital tickets, be sure to have your phone fully charged when you leave for the event. It’s also important to download your tickets in advance of the event (if possible) in case there is limited cellular service in the vicinity of arena.

Downloading the official Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter mobile app can help with digital ticketing needs.

Moda Center Gate Information

The Moda Center has several main public entry points around the exterior of the arena. Below we have listed the location of some of the most popular public entry points (click on the gate to learn more).

To read more about Moda Center Gates (including VIP entry points), visit our Moda Center Entrance Guide.

How to Park at Moda Center

These are some of the most popular ways to purchase a parking pass for Moda Center:

  • Purchase a parking pass from RoseQuarter.com via ParkWhiz.
  • Buy a Parking Pass from online ticket brokers like Ticketmaster, StubHub, and Vivid Seats.
  • Use other parking apps like SpotHero to reserve a nearby parking spot.

Moda Center has over 2000 parking spaces located very near to the arena. The Moda Center Garden Garage and the Moda Center East West Garage are two of the most popular parking options.

To read more, visit our article that discusses parking at Moda Center.

Does Moda Center Accept Cash Inside the Arena?

As of this year, Moda Center does not accept cash inside the arena. Credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and Apple Pay are the preferred payment options used inside the arena.

The Moda Center does offer cash conversion kiosks as a convenience to fans with only cash (source).

Moda Center Contact Info

This website (sportsfanfocus.com) has no affiliation with the Moda Center, the Portland Trailblazers, the NBA, or any of the events hosted at this facility.

Any information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness, meaning much of this information is subject to change, and although we do our best to keep these guides updated, we can’t guarantee accuracy at all times. For all official information, we urge you to contact the Moda Center staff. Contact information is below:

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