There are two main seating areas at Dickies Arena. The 100 Level is also known as the Plaza Level, while 200 Level sections are referred to as Gallery seats.
Most Plaza Level sections contain fewer than 25 rows with an entrance at the top row. For basketball games, rows are added to the front of these sections.
Each Gallery Level section contains eight rows with an entrance behind the last row.
Premium seating is available in two primary forms: Suites the separate the 100 and 200 Levels and Loge Boxes in the corner on the Suite Level.
For basketball games, Courtside sections are added, and for concerts additional sections are placed directly on the Floor.
Best Seats For a Concert at Dickies Arena
The most common seating layout at Dickies Arena for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 101, Section 103 and Section 127. 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 105, Section 106, Section 107 and Section 108. 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.
Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Section 14, Section 15, Section 16 and Section 114 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance. 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 101, Section 103, Section 127 and Section 129. 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 105 and 106 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 Sections 204 and 205.