Less than 10% of seats at Bank of America Stadium offer some type of shade or cover. Below is a sample of seats that are at least partially covered or shaded at different times of the day. To search for tickets or to find out if your seats are protected from the sun or rain, follow the link for the seat finder.
Despite being on the same level, there are large differences between the 200 level endzone seats and the 300 level club seats.
First, you won't have access to the same amenities that club ticketholders will have. You also won't be able to exit and enter the section at the top - so you'll want to choose a lower row if you expect to head to the concourse a lot. Finally, the views from the endzone are just OK when compared to corner and sideline seating. These sections do provide more elevation than the 100 level seats, so seeing the other side of the field is easier.
Lower Level Corner Seating
In all four corners of the field on the lowest level of Bank of America Stadium is the Lower Level Corner seating location. This location is very close to the field and is great for viewing scoring plays in the near endzone, but the lack of elevation makes it difficult to see the other side of the field. There are just 20 rows in each of these sections.
In between sections 106-107 is the home team tunnel and 136-137 is the visitor tunnel, so seats in these places give a good opportunity to get a close view of the players as they run onto the field.
You'll want to avoid corner sections 104-107 if you're sensitive to the sun. These seats are highly exposed and will be blinded come late afternoon.
Lower Level Endzone Seating
Located on the lowest level of Bank of America Stadium behind both endzones is the Lower Level Endzone seating location. These seats are very close to the field as the front row is only 20 feet from the back of the near endzone. Views of the other side of the field are not as superb. The lack of elevation, goalposts and sheer distance make it difficult to get a good siteline towards action near the South goalline.
Fans will find 20 rows in each section with the back rows closest to the walkway and the section entrance/exit.
Lower Level Sideline Seating
The most sought after seats in the lower level of BOA Stadium are in sideline sections 108-115 and 128-135. The front rows of seats on the west side of the stadium (128-135) are mere feet away from the Panthers players and coaches. Meanwhile, visiting fans will find comfortable surroundings on the other side of the field behind the visitor sideline.
While Panthers fans prefer the west side because of its proximity to the players, it's also the less sunny side of the field. These sections have the sun behind them and will be less exposed during hot early-season games.
Each section along the sidelines features 20 rows of seating with row 1 closest to the field and a walkway and concourse tunnels at the top near Row 20.
Upper Level Corner Seating
Tucked away in all four corners of the field on the highest level of Bank of America Stadium are upper level corner seats. The seats in this location are among the farthest from the field and are typically among the cheapest tickets for a Panthers game.
Other than a decent view of the near endzone, these seats do not offer high quality looks of the action. Fortunately, videoboards on each side of the field make up for what you missed in real-time.
To have the sun at your back in the late afternoon, buy tickets in Sections 534-537 and avoid 507-510 at all costs.
These sections have between 30 and 34 numbered rows.
Upper Level Endzone Seating
Like all locations in the upper level, ticketholders quickly find out that the lower the row, the better. In the endzones, it may be the difference between walking 25 steps and walking none.
The views from the lower rows are also decidedly better than at the top. The sitelines in the first few rows are comparable to the views from the suites located just below.
With large videoboards on each side of the field, fans in both endzones will have great head-on looks at replays and stats.
Upper Level Sideline Seating
With 34 rows in each section, the upper level sideline sections are the largest in the stadium. Fans in rows 25 and above will soon learn that it's definitely worth the money to be in one of the lower rows. In addition to a better view of the field, the lower rows have better access to the upper concourse. When you're holding four over-poured beers, the fewer the steps, the better.
The west side of the stadium is slightly more popular than the opposite sideline. First, the Panthers bench is on this side of the field. And second, this is the less sunny side where the sun sets behind you. Ticket prices generally don't reflect those differences, so you can find good value on that side of the field.
With its highly symmetrical design, finding a great view at Bank of America Stadium is fairly easy - simply do your best to sit near midfield and you're bound to wind up with pretty good seats at a Panthers game. But if you're spending the big bucks it takes to sit near the 50-yardline, it's important to maximize your experience and select seats in the perfect row.
100 Level Recommendations
Bank of America Stadium is split up into three levels of seating. Closest to the field you'll find the 100 level. All seats in 100 level sections are within 20 rows of the field. These seats are highly recommended for fans who want to get as close to the field as possible. But for fans seeking out a comfortable view of the game from the sideline, we only recommend rows 10 and above. Sitting in one of these higher rows will make it easier to see above the players standing on the sideline.
For the best overall experience, choose rows 17 and above in sections 110-113 and 130-133. These rows offer very good elevation, a view from between the 20-yardlines, and are set just in front of the main walkway.
Comfortable Views From the Club Seats
If you're looking for a way to combine upscale amenities with a fantastic view, consider the 300s sections on the east and west sidelines. While they are labeled as the 300 level, these sections are separated from the 100-level by just a small walkway. There's nothing wrong with the front rows of these sections (they offer phenomenal views), but we recommend sitting in rows 10 and above its convenience and slightly more comfortable views.
Tunnels are located at the top of these sections, which means sitting near row 21 will have you closer to the climate-controlled lounges that are exclusive to club ticketholders (these 300s sections are club seats).
Less Expensive Midfield Seats
With club and lower-level tickets easily running into the $300-$400 range, the most affordable way to sit near midifeld is to choose seats in sections 513-516 or 540-543. These sections have up to 35 rows of seats, so row placement is once again the key to maximizing your experience.
We highly recommend sitting in the lowest row possible to avoid long walks up and down the stairs and to get a clearer view of the game. Row 1A (front row) to Row 6 are our top choices for where you want to be positioned.
A recent analysis of ours revealed that it costs about $25 more per ticket to sit in Row 6 vs. Row 15 at a Panthers game. We think the investment is well worth it!
Cheap Seats With a View
If you're looking for a decent view at a bargain price, we recommend the front rows of 500-level endzone sections like 526-530. These seats will give you a downfield look at the game, which makes it easier to track. Instead of looking side-to-side to follow the action, you have a head-on view as plays develop.
Furthermore, these sections are located directly across from the main stadium scoreboards. This makes it easy to catch replays without constantly turning your neck.
As with sideline sections on the 500 level, we recommend sitting in the lowest row possible for the best access to concessions and restrooms.