Cotton Bowl Seating

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Seating Overview

The Cotton Bowl is one of the most iconic venues in college football. It has hosted a number of epic Red River Showdown games between Oklahoma and Texas, and still hosts the State Fair Classic and other events.

When purchasing tickets for the Texas/Oklahoma game, most fans prefer to sit with their fellow alum. Texas fans typically sit in sections 7-23 and 107-127, while OU fans sit on the opposite side. Those sitting at midfield will be right in the middle of the rivalry as the seating sections change from one school to the other.

Other Considerations

The Cotton Bowl is a fairly traditional stadium. It has a lower level, upper level, and a limited number of Club Seats on the west sideline.

Given a choice, most fans prefer to sit on the west side (sections 1-10, etc.) because those seats are shaded first and have the sun at their back.

To avoid obstructions, avoid row numbers above 50 in the lower level. Pillars hold up the upper deck and can block your view. For guests wanting to stay out of the sun, these upper rows do provide relief.

Home & Visitor Sideline For Football Games

Home Sideline - For most football games the home team sideline is in front of Section 5, Section 6 and Section 7

Visitor Sideline - The visiting team sideline is in front of Section 23, Section 24 and Section 25

Seats with Backs

  • Seats with Backs - The following seats/locations offer chairback seating: West Club Seats are stadium-style chairs Rows 29-49 in Section 6 are chairback seatin...

Cotton Bowl Seat Views

Cotton Bowl Seating Reviews

  • "Front row!!" - - See all the action up close in person.
    Section FIELD, Row 2, Seat 111
  • "Fine." - - Great view of entire field
    Section 24, Row 29, Seats 12, 13
  • "Great view" -
    Section 130, Row 24, Seats 31,32
  • "Cool" -
    Section 117, Row 30, Seat 35
  • Section 108, Row 3, Seat 24
  • "On the 20 Yard-Line" -
    Section 8, Row 19, Seats 24-27
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    Other Photos From Cotton Bowl

    North side end zone and seating
    The north side endzone seating and scoreboard at the Cotton Bowl.
    Field view from section 21
    A view of the field and upper levels from section 21.
    South side end zone and seating
    A view of the south side endzone scoreboard and seating.
    West side of stadium and press box
    A view of the west side of the stadium and press box.
    south scoreboard at Cotton Bowl
    The main scoreboard is on the south side of the stadium at the top of the upper level.
    north scoreboard at Cotton Bowl Stadium
    The videoboard on the north side of the stadium stretches between the upper and lower levels.