Illinois Sideline & Visitor Sideline Student Section The North side of the stadium is not connected to the rest of the stadium and includes seating typically reserved for U of I students.
Illinois students sit in the upper part of sections 132-137 during home games, while the band sits in the lower rows of the same sections.
The East side of Memorial Stadium has a slew of obstructed seating due to columns supporting the overhang. Columns are located at Row 53 and the likelihood of having an obstructed view increases as you move into a higher row. A generous overhang on the east side of the stadium keeps fans in rows 42 and higher safely under cover (notice the threatening weather in the background).
Only about 15% of all seats at Memorial Stadium offer some type of shade or cover. Below is a sample of seats that are at least partially covered or shaded at different times of the day. To search for tickets or to find out if your seats are protected from the sun or rain, follow the link for the seat finder.
Seats in Section CC are covered Rows 42 and above in Section 109 are covered Rows 14 and above in Section 231 are covered Seats in Section 314 are covered Seats in Section 612 are covered Memorial Stadium Seating Reviews
Section 128, Row 39, Seat 21