Best Seats For a Concert at Bon Secours Wellness Arena
The most common seating layout at Bon Secours Wellness Arena for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 105, Section 106 and Section 107. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.
On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3 and Floor 4 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.
To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in Section 102, Section 103 and Section 113. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.
Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.
Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets
Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections Section 105, Section 106, Section 107 and Section 108. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.
If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.
Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 101 and 115 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like 204 and 219.
As with corner sections, sitting in baseline sections for basketball can be a little off-putting. The front rows in these sections - labeled AA - are quite a distance from the court and there is a lot of space between the front row and the nearest seating. As a result, the atmosphere in these sections is not as lively as it is on the upper level where seating is more compact.
If choosing between sitting in sections 107-109 vs. 118-120, select seats near 119 where men's and women's restrooms and a concession stand are located nearby.
Lower Corner (Basketball) Seating
For basketball games the corner sections of the lower level can feel a little removed from the court. The stadium is better-suited for hockey, which leaves these corner sections with a poor angle towards center court.
To make the angle more comfortable, sit near the top row (Row P). In addition to a more agreeable sitleline, you'll have easy access to the main concourse.