Going to a sporting event is great until you realize that you’ve bought tickets that are a disaster. There are many things that go can wrong simply by where you sit at in a sporting event and choosing the wrong seats could be the difference between a great day at the ball park and a nightmare that lasts for several hours. Here are some great tips that you can use to find a good seat at the ball park for your next outing.
Look for Obstructions in the View
Most ball parks today are designed so that there isn’t anything that blocks the view of the fans. But your view can be blocked sometimes by other fans and not just objects. A great way to get around this is by sitting as close to the front of the section as possible. Even if you can’t get the first or second row it’s best to get them closer to the front.
Sit Close to the Aisle
One of the most dreaded things I can think of that happens at a ball park is when you need to do get concessions or go to the bathroom and you have to pass many fans on the way that are sitting in the same row. I always look for aisle seats so I don’t need to constantly rub against a strangers knees. On the flip side however is that you may have people passing in front of you. Sticking to short rows that only allow a limited number of seats is best for this.
Be Aware of the Stadium Features
If you’re a baseball fan and you’re sitting in the outfield try to find places that will be closer to the action. Seats around the bullpen are usually the same as other outfield seats. Most ball parks also have short porches where home runs are usually hit so you can get a seat in that section.
Whatever seat you choose be sure to look up online and see exactly where it’s at. By looking at the seating map you can really get a feel for what you’ll be experiencing during the game. Many stadiums also offer three dimensional views from some areas so be sure to check those out as well.