Best Seats For a Concert at Oracle Park
The most common seating layout at Oracle Park for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 136, Section 137 and Section 138. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.
On the Field: Sections Field 1, Field 2, Field 3 and Field 4 are Field Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, field sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the field layout and the views from each field 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 131 and Section 149. The view is not head-on like on the field, 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 113, Section 114, Section 115 and Section 116 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 136, Section 137, Section 138 and Section 139. 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 field seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst field 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 133 and 152 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 331 and 332.
Best Seats for Great Views of the Field
While AT&T Park shines in its effort to cater to casual baseball fans through delicious food, surrounding scenery and in-park attractions, it is an otherwise plain stadium. With the exception of the Arcade seats in right-field, the stadium's three main seating levels are mostly lacking in character. Never-the-less, there are a few excellent seating choices for getting a great view and a few quirks that make even the cheap seats just a touch better.
For a truly outstanding view our first recommendation is seating on the club level. These sections - labeled 202-234 on the Giants seating chart - are situated at an elevation high enough to see the field comfortably, but low enough to make you feel close to the field. In fact, fans at the back of Promenade Level sections might argue that the club level is too close to the field for the way its overhang obstructs views from the back rows of the 100 level sections. While you can't go wrong with a home plate view from these sections, we really like the way the field looks from seats in sections 207-210 and 220-223.
When looking at tickets on the 100 level you'll mostly get what you pay for in that the more expensive seats will provide the best views. One exception is in the lettered rows of sections 107-124. These seats are part of the Field Club where you'll be paying for - not only a great view - but also club access and wait service. These are excellent seats, but they are priced at a premium for their exclusive amenities. To save a little money, consider the numbered rows 30 and below in these same sections. You'll be treated to an outstanding view from the infield with a little bit of elevation and an easy walk to the concourse.
One final consideration when looking to get a great view is to skip out on a great view of the game in favor of a view of the surrounding area. View level sections on the third base side of the field will give you a direct look at the San Francisco Bay, the South Beach Harbor - and if you're unlucky - the Oakland airport.
Among newer ballparks, AT&T Park may offer the greatest number of truly bad views. Here are a few tips to avoid a lame seat:
- In the lower level, choose tickets in rows 32 and below; the club level overhang is highly disruptive to fans seated in higher rows
- Don't sit in Rows A, B, 1, 2 or 3 on the View Level; while there are good seats in these rows, a number of them are horribly obstructed by the railings and/or glass
- The sun is relentless when seated in outfield bleacher sections; while it doesn't get too hot, it is very difficult to see home plate until the sun goes down - be sure to bring a hat or skip these altogether
- Amazing view from behind home plate and close to the players on the on-deck circle
- Access to lounge and upscale food options to further enhance the experience
- Best elevation in the stadium from the club level
- Great proximity to the field despite being on the second seating deck
- No obstructions from the netting behind home plate
- Excellent infield views from the lower level
- Less expensive than the Field Club seats that are directly in front of these
- No obstructions from the overhang like seats directly behind these
Best Seats for Impressing a Guest
If you're heading to AT&T Park and looking to impress a client or date, there are two distinct seating areas that are often associated with an upscale experience. You'll want to target your search on the Field Club seats in the lower level or the club level seats on the second seating deck.
The most desirable seats at a Giants game are those found in the lettered rows of sections 107-124. Rows AAA-CCC, AA and A-R of these sections are part of the Field Club, which provides ticketholders with exclusive benefits and amenities. Among these extras are in-seat wait service and access to the private club lounge. AT&T Park is one of only a handful of ballparks that offer club amenities directly at field level. Fans will enjoy the game from within 20 rows of the field, while still being able to escape through the club-only tunnel to the lounge located beneath the seats. We recommend the seats directly behind home plate or those above the Giants dugout in sections 122 and 123.
For a more traditional club experience, consider tickets on the 200 level of the ballpark. This is the club level at AT&T Park, and all fans will be offered amenities that put these seats on par with the lower level Field Club seats. Ticketholders will receive in-seat wait service and exclusive access to the club concourse with premium food and beverage options. While the amenities are comparable to 100 level club seats, tickets on this level are usually priced at a 50-75% discount vs. Field Club tickets. If you're looking for a comfortable view of the game and don't desire to sit super-close to the field, these are an excellent option for impressing a guest. Just be sure to visit the Flight Deck near sections 228-230 where you'll find warming fire pits and a view of the San Francisco skyline.
If club tickets are a little too pricey, there are other options at AT&T Park which can help you impress a guest on a budget. The first option is at the top of the stadium on the 300 level. You won't get a great view of the field, but you'll enjoy a marvelous view of the surrounding Bay Area landscape. The higher you sit, the better.
Another option that considers the ballpark's location on the bay is Arcade seating in right-field. Again, these seats don't offer a particularly great view of the field - but what they lack in impressive views, they make up for in exclusivity. With only three rows of seats in each section, these seats with their back-to-the-bay are some of the hardest tickets to obtain for a Giants game. If you do purchase tickets in these Arcade sections or high in the 300 level, be sure to dress accordingly. The wind is no stranger to these sections.
- Great elevated views from behind home plate
- Exclusive access to club level, which is a much less crowded area than other concourses
- Opportunity to purchase upscale food and beverages and some great memorabilia
- Club Lounge Access
- Located within 20 rows of the field in an exclusive club-only section
- Seating directly behind home plate or near the Giants dugout
- Most desirable club level seats behind home plate and on the infield
- The best elevated view in the ballpark - and one of the best in baseball
- Club level amenities and access to upscale food and beverage
Best Seats for Kids and Family
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With a giant baseball glove in left field and an abundance of food options, AT&T Park is a popular destination for families in the Bay Area. The stadium offers affordable ticket options for families and even an entire area dedicated to kids.
Among the cheapest tickets for a Giants game are those located in bleacher sections 136-144. Despite being at field level, these tickets are often priced comparably to the middle rows of the upper deck. And while these seats aren't exactly close to the action - and bleachers aren't the most comfortable option - these sections are close to the center field plaza and Fan Lot. The plaza offers a number of food choices that are agreeable to both kids and adults. To work up an appetite, head to the nearby Fan Lot. This interactive play area for kids is complete with slides, a mini Giants park and a photo booth.
While AT&T Park does not get overly hot, the sun and the wind can still wreak havoc on an outing involving kids or the elderly. If you're worried about cold temperatures or the risk of sunburn, consider seats on the club level. While tickets here are most expensive than the average seat, they offer multiple ways to escape the elements, including access to the club lounge.
Additional information for kids:
- Kids age 14 and under can run the bases after every Sunday day game (weather permitting); no special tickets required
- Sundays are also autograph day - with autographs beginning after batting practice; to participate, ask an usher in a nearby section for a special ticket
- Children 24 months and younger do not require a ticket for entry, but must sit on the lap of an adult during the game
- Close to the Fan Lot with a special play area for kids
- Also close to the center-field plaza with the the highest concentration of food stands
- Among the most affordable tickets to a Giants game
- Easily escape from weather conditions (sun and wind) on the club concourse
- Cheapest tickets on the club level
- Enjoy all the club benefits without paying a premium for being close to the field
Best Seats for Visiting Team Fans
AT&T Park often shows up highly-ranked on lists of best parks in Major League Baseball. Owing to its beautiful vistas, delicious food options and the recent success of the Giants, the stadium is a magnet for out-of-town baseball fans and common tourists. Continue reading to learn about the best places to sit if you're a fan of the away team, along some of the stadium's can't-miss attractions.
If you've come to San Francisco to cheer on the visiting team, first consider tickets in sections 108 and 109 on the first base side of the field. The visitor dugout is located just in front of these sections with row B located directly behind the players. In addition to being close to your favorite team, you'll have an excellent view of the field and scoreboard - and a direct look at the over-sized coke bottle and mitt in left field. Before heading to your seat, be sure to stop by section 107 for some garlic fries and then over to 110 where you'll find a variety of beers to wash them down.
If tickets in the aforementioned sections are too pricey, consider moving down the first-base line towards the outfield. The visitor "bullpen" is located on the field in front of sections 102-106. Throughout the duration of the game the relief pitchers will be seated in front of 105 and 106, and they'll eventually warm up in front of 102-05. Despite being the farthest section from home plate, section 102 is most highly recommended for its comfortable angle towards the infield.
For something you can't get in any other ballpark, take a look at sections 318-323 in the upper deck. The view towards the field from these sections is nothing to write home about, but the view of the bay and nearby harbor is postcard-worthy. If the action on the field isn't exciting enough for you, there's usually something in the bay to keep you entertained or in awe. Just be sure to choose a seat in one of the lower rows where the wind won't be so abusive and the walks up the stairs won't be so treacherous.
Ballpark gates usually open two hours before first pitch (weekend and day gate times vary), and we recommend arriving as early as possible to roam around the outfield plaza. If you're hungry, your first stop should be the center-field plaza near section 142. This area features multiple food windows serving BBQ, chowder, the famous crab sandwich and a number of other items. With picnic tables set-up nearby, you can sit down to enjoy your food or take it to go. From there, make a quick detour towards the left-field foul pole where you can get a helping of garlic fries and then double-back towards center-field on your way to right-field. Be sure to check out the Arcade seats in RF which are just a few rows of seats set up above McCovey Cove. If it's a typical breezy and cool night near the bay continue walking towards section 103 and the Ghiradelli stand where you can warm up with a premium hot chocolate.
- Sections 105 and 106 are directly behind the reliever benches
- Reliever warm up on the mound in front of 102 and 103
- Sit within six rows of the field
- Within ten rows of the visitor dugout
- Excellent view of the field
- Premium amenities as part of the Field CLub
- Beautiful views of the bay and nearby harbor
- Birds eye view of the field with minimal obstructions from the stairs and railings
- Among the cheapest tickets in the ballpark
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