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Best Seats at Oakland Arena

The most common seating layout at Oakland Arena for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 118, Section 119 and Section 120. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

view from Oakland Arena Floor seats
Floor seats - like those in Floor C - are among the most sought-after tickets

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 115, Section 116 and Section 127. 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 concert view at Oakland Arena
Section 207 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Section 106, Section 107, Section 108 and Section 109 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 118, Section 119, Section 120 and Section 121. 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 Concourse Suite 10 and Concourse Suite 22 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 218 and 231.

100 Level Seating

  • 100 Level Seating - Lower Level sections at Oakland Arena are labeled 101-128. These seats are the primary alternative to Floor Seats. The best 100 Level seats are l...

200 Level Seating

  • 200 Level Seating - If Lower Level tickets are out of your price range, consider 200 level sections along each side. These seats offer some of the best unobstructed view...

Floor Seats

  • Floor Seats - While the intimacy of Oracle/Oakland Arena provides excellent seats for a concert all throughout the venue, Floor Seats are still one of the most popu...

Riser Seats

  • Riser Seats - For basketball games, the Riser sections are among the most popular seats in the arena. For concerts, the riser seats are often-times removed to make ...

Oakland Arena Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views of the Court

Rows 15-24 in Sections 101, 114, 115 and 128

  • Great views from near mid-court
  • Good amount of elevation so that there are no obstructions to the view and the whole court is easily visible
  • Club amenities make the watching experience even better

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Court.

Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

Sections 1, 2, 13 and 14

  • Right up next to the court and nearly as close as can be
  • Fantastic view of the action from along the sideline
  • Exclusive club level amenities that make these seats some of the very best

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Impressing a Guest.

Oakland Arena Seating Reviews

  • "Left half of court almost completely obstructed by rail." - - If you have no interest in the game, these are your seats. If you've ever wanted to know what viewi...
    Section 216, Row 11, Seats 18 & 17
  • "Great views" - - I saw the Jonas brothers concert and I got amazing views from all ends, especially when they walked ...
    Floor B, Row 27, Seat 3
  • "Stray Kids 2nd World Tour “Maniac”" - - I'm not gonna lie, this was my first time going to an event at Oakland Arena, and I was skeptical of...
    Section 232, Row 11, Seats 4, 5, 6
  • "Very good for the most part" - - The row only has three seats. It’s almost eye level with the performer. The only negative is that ...
    Section 127, Row 1, Seat 2
  • "Far but great and clear view " - - I was a bit disappointed in purchasing these tickets, due to the fact they were all the way in the b...
    Section 205, Row 18, Seats 1, 2, 3
  • "Royal Comedy Tour - Nov 11, 2022" - - Seats are super small with very very little legroom. The location was a little awkward as the stage ...
    Section 103, Row 23   Verified Customer
  • "Had fun!" - - It wasn’t as close as we had wanted but we had fun!!! The only problem was when the people near us...
    Section 124, Row 23   Verified Customer
  • "Great seats" - - Up close to the nosebleed section, but nothing to block your view - almost straight on stage view. H...
    Section 205, Row 2, Seats 10-11
  • "Obstructed view" - - There is a railing that obstructs your view of the basketball court. These should be sold at a di...
    Section 219, Row 10, Seats 19, 20
  • "Good Seats" - - Good seats right by the exit. Good view. Would have liked to have been closer, but the side video ...
    Section 111, Row 28, Seat 1
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