Dos Equis Beer Garden (Suns Games) - Select seats in lower level sideline sections have exclusive access to the Dos Equis Beer Garden. During Suns games, season ticketholders in rows 7-15...
North Club - The North Club Seats are one of the newest premium seating areas to come to the Footprint Center. Also referred to as the Jim Beam Barrel Bar, these s...
North Lounge - One of the most unique ways to see a Suns game is to sit in the North Lounge seats located on the Suite Level. On the Suns seating chart, these sectio...
Suites - One of the most luxurious ways to experience an event at Footprint Center is to purchase tickets in a Suite. These are private areas with their own am...
Theater Boxes - The Theater Boxes at Footprint Center are one of the more exciting ticket options for a Suns game or concert. Each box contains just four comfortable,...
Ultra Club/Club Gila River (Suns Games) - Some of the best lower level seating at a Suns game is found in sections along the sidelines. The front rows of these sections are premium club seats ...
VIP Courtside Floor -
The best seats for a Suns game are located in VIP Courtside sections that surround the court. These sections contain 3-4 rows with the most impress...
Best Seats For a Concert at Footprint Center
The most common seating layout at Footprint Center for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 117, Section 118 and Section 119. 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 A, Floor B, Floor C and Floor D 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 101, Section 102, Section 103 and Section 104. 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 108, Section 210, Section 211 and Section 212 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 117, Section 118, Section 119 and Section 120. 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 102 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 220 and 202.
For many NBA teams that share an arena with a hockey team, sections behind the baskets are pushed back really far from the action. At the home of the Suns, this isn't the case. Instead, the closeness of these sections create a more college-like atmosphere than in most arenas.
Despite being close to the court, sections 108 and 120 offer some of worst views for a basketball game. With the hoop located directly in front of both of these sections, seeing if a basket is made or seeing anything on the far end is a challenge.
When choosing baseline seats on the lower level, 108 and 120 should be avoided altogether. As an alternative, choose 107 or 119 where you won't be directly behind the basket and where you'll never have to walk to many steps to get in and out of your section.
100 Level Corner (Basketball) Seating
The cheapest lower level tickets for a Suns game are generally found in corner and baseline sections on either side of the court. When choosing among these options, always choose the corner seats, as these are some of the most under-rated seats in the arena.
Most corner sections are well-angled towards center court which gives you comfortable views of both ends. Unless you simply want to be as close to the court as possible, pass on the lower rows in these sections and instead aim for seats near row 20. The elevation and angle from these rows combine for a great perspective, and you'll be close to the section tunnel.
100 Level Sideline (Basketball) Seating
Some of the best seats for a Suns game are located in Sections 101-103 on the bench side of the court and 113-115 on the opposite side. All seats in these sections are within 30 rows of the floor and offer clear views of both sides of the court.
Row 1 is the first row in each of these sections and is located behind 3-4 rows of floor seating. If ticket prices in the the lower rows are out of budget, consider instead tickets near row 20. You'll still have impressive views of the game, and you'll be just a few steps away from concessions on the main concourse.
200 Level Baseline (Basketball) Seating
While sitting behind the basket in the top level of a basketball arena is not exactly desirable, these are some of the best upper level baseline seats in the NBA. Because it does not host a hockey team like many other NBA stadiums, the arena is smaller and the seats at the end of the arena are much closer to the floor.
When considering seats in one of these sections, pay close attention to the row you're buying. You want to sit as close to row 1 as possible for the best views and the quickest access to the concourse. If you can't secure a low row, try for sections 209, 213, 225 or 229. These sections are smaller than other upper level sections and have the best sightlines from behind the basket.
200 Level Corner (Basketball) Seating
Some of the best ticket deals for a Suns game are in the corners of the 200 level. While these seats don't provide the same center court view as sideline sections, they are better than seats behind the basket and ticket prices are usually comparable.
Besides for a low ticket price, these corner sections are much closer to the court than other upper level corner sections in other NBA arenas. This keeps you more engaged in the action, even from some of the highest seats.
If you are considering tickets in this area, always choose seats in the lowest row. The difference in views from row 1 to 14 is enormous and you won't have to climb many stairs if you sit in a lower row.
200 Level Sideline (Basketball) Seating
Footprint Center features two levels of suites between 100 and 200 level sections. Despite the added height, upper level sections 201-205 and 217-221 are still a great option for any fan. In particular, sections 203 and 219 are right at center court and offer equitable views of both sides of the court.
Our favorite seats in these sections are in the first six rows of sections 202, 204, 218 and 220. Along with quality views of the game and short walks to the concourse, each row has 11 or fewer seats for easy-in and easy-out.
One thing to keep in mind on the 200 level is at the entrance to each section is located at row 1. You may want to avoid sitting in the last row (14) in one of these sections to limit the number of steps you have to walk getting to and from your seats. As an alternative, consider a lower row in an adjacent corner section.