The Oregon State Beavers will host the Montana State Bobcats at Providence Park in 2022, according to a report by The Oregonian.
The Oregon State-Montana State game, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, was originally slated to be played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. With construction set to begin on Reser Stadium following the 2021 season, the school saw an opportunity to play in Portland, Ore.
“We have such a large alumni base in Portland that we think this is a wonderful opportunity for our university to engage our alumni,” Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes told The Oregonian.
Providence Park is the home of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The stadium has a seating capacity of 25,218.
Oregon State last played in Portland on Nov. 1, 1986. The Beavers lost to the UCLA Bruins in that contest, 49-0.
Oregon State is scheduled to open the 2022 season at home at Reser Stadium against Boise State on Saturday, Sept. 3 before traveling to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Sept. 10.
In Pac-12 action in 2022, the Beavers are scheduled to host California, Colorado, Oregon, USC, and Washington State and travel to face Arizona State, Stanford, Utah, and Washington.