The most common seating layout at Coushatta Casino Pavilion for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 201, Section 202 and Section 203. 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 101, Floor 102, Floor 103 and Floor 104 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 205, Section 206 and Section 305. 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.
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 201, Section 202, Section 203 and Section 301. 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 213 and 214 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 .
Other Popular Seating Areas
Back Floor Seating
The four sections at the back of the Floor won't be as close to the stage as the Front Floor or the Front Risers, but they will have a decent head-on view of the action.
Consider these seats over the back risers if you don't mind standing for most of the show.
Back Side Risers Seating
The risers at the back of Coushatta Pavilion provide terrible angles for end-stage concerts and leave most fans with a sore neck from having to turn to see the stage. Tickets in Floor sections 107 and 108 will be similarly priced and will have a more desirable head-on view.
Front Floor Seating
As close as you can get to the stage, the front four sections on the floor are usually the most sought after tickets.
If you're buying tickets on the Floor, prepare to stand and know that taller fans may block your view of the stage.
Front Side Risers Seating
While floor sections have head-on views to for end-stage concerts, Sections 304-307 and 204-207 offer slightly elevated views of the stage, making them ideal for fans who don't want to worry about seeing over other fans on the floor.
Compared to the riser seating farther away from the stage, these seats offer much better angles to the stage from a close-up distance.
Limited View Side Seating
Sections 201-203 and 301-303 are located behind the stage and screens for most concerts. While these seats are among the closest to the stage, the view will be limited and fans are encourage to buy tickets in other locations to avoid obstructions.