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Only about 15% of all seats at Paycor 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.
The unique design of Paycor Stadium is more noticeable in the endzones than anywhere else. At field level, Sections 122-129 in the west endzone are more traditional with consistent sizing and shapes. But on the opposite end, fans will find a group of five sections underneath the videoboard that are anything but traditional.
Sections 151 and 152 are the largest sections in Paycor Stadium, reaching as high as row 62. This makes these sections better suited for a college football stadium than an NFL stadium. Never-the-less, the ticket prices in these sections are usually the cheapest in the lower level. And seats near rows 35-45 will have decent views of the field and be close to the concourse.
On the Bengals seating chart, sections 104-116 and 134-146 are some of the most desirable seats due to their location along the sideline in the lower level.
The front rows of midfield seating at field level are pushed back about 10-15 yards from the field. This creates some disappointment amongst fans in the first few rows who paid good money to be as close to the field as possible. Never-the-less, the higher rows in this seating zone features some of the best seats in the stadium.
Rows 24 and above in sections 106-114 and 136-144 are the best non-club seats for a Bengals game. Fans seated in these seats will find short walks to the concourse tunnel and an ideal elevation for seeing side-to-side.
With the midfield sections pushed back, this allows sections closer to the goal line (like 104 and 106) a better angle towards the field. Despite the effort, these sections still don't get a great siteline unless you're seated in one of the top rows. Sitting in rows 34 and above will get you that better angle and have you covered by the overhang.
200 Level corner seats are directly beside the club level seats on the Bengals seating chart, but do not receive the same special amenities. Even though they do not get the same benefits, these seats still have a good elevated view of the action on the field. The positioning of the location in the corner gives a perfect angle to see scoring plays occur in the near endzone.
The sections in this location have 20-32 numbered rows with the section tunnel located near row 12. Fans seated rows 20 and above in sections 202, 232 and 248 will be covered by the upper deck overhang.
The intricacies of Paycor Stadium continue in the second deck of the northwest endzone where Sections 222-230 form their own seating location. These seats are known for their classic views of the Ohio River.
Besides for head-on views of opposite videoscreen and the river, the top rows in these section offer little else to ticketholders and should be completely avoided. Sitting above row 20 will guarantee you a long walk up the stairs and you may even be greeted with a heavy dose of wind.
If you like elevated endzone seating, spend the extra money to be in the first 10 rows of these sections. The videogame-like views are unobstructed and the wind is much less severe.
Some of the best sightlines in the lower level are found in the highest rows of corner seating. Despite being further away from the field, these higher rows provide enough elevation to see the other end of the field clearly.
Sections 120, 122, 158 and 160 are popular destinations before Bengals games. The visiting team enters the field through the tunnel between 120 and 122, while the Bengals enter on the opposite side of the field.
Featuring nearly 40 rows of seating in some sections, the upper deck at Paycor Stadium is among the NFL's largest. With the seating split into upper and lower portions, row placement is the key to getting the best value for your money.
Each section shares an entrance tunnel with an adjacent section. As you enter a section, you'll either go down (or across) to rows 1-12 or you'll immediately go up rows 13 and above. If you have trouble walking stairs, choose rows 7-12 where you'll endure the least effort.
If you don't mind traversing a few stairs, you have a decision to make. You can opt for rows 19 and above where you'll be covered by the substantial roof. Or you can sit in rows 13-19 where you'll still have quick access to the concourse and all of its amenities. With how high the upper deck already is, you won't be sacrificing much in the way of good views as you continue to go higher.
Despite your choice of row, the best views will be found near midfield in sections 308-312 and 338-342. These will also be the most expensive tickets. For a different experience or to save some money, try sections 315-317 where you can take in the Ohio River or 345-347 where you'll have good views of the west videoboard.
Paul Brown Stadium is a fairly traditional football venue that features three distinct levels of seating. With suites separating each of the levels, fans will find wildly different views from the 100s, 200s and 300s.
The best views on the lower level of Paul Brown Stadium will come from sections 108-112 and 138-142. These sections are closest to midfield, with sections 110 and 140 providing the best views from the 50-yardline.
These sections - like all sideline seating on the lower level - have 32 rows of seats with row 1 closest to the field. Row 1 does have some elevation to help see over the players on the sideline, though we recommend sitting in a higher row for the best sitelines.
Our preferred rows in these sideline sections are 15 and above, with rows 16-22 providing the best overall experience. Seats in this area are just below the entry tunnel (row 23), and their elevated view makes it easy to see the field without too much effort.
If you're trying to decide which side of the field to sit on, the Bengals players will occupy the sideline in front of sections 108-112. However, we recommend sitting on the opposite side of the field (sections 138-142) where you get a much better view of the corner videoboard.
The most expensive seats for a Bengals game are located in club level sections 204-216 and 234-216. For most games, these seats are listed for about 2-3 times the price of lower level seats. Besides for the amenities afforded to club ticketholders, these seats come with the best views at Paul Brown Stadium.
What makes the views so special? It's the elevation. There is a small ring of suites separating the 100 and 200 levels. As such, the second level is perched just above the 100s sections and hangs slightly over the lower bowl. This extra elevation makes it easy to see side-to-side with just a short gaze left or right.
Club sections have up to 20 rows of seats, which makes them fairly large for a premium seating location. In turn, there is a fairly significant different between being in the first row (roughly 35 rows from the field) and the last row (roughly 55 rows from the field). Higher rows will be closer to the entry tunnel, but lower rows will have a superior view.
Although not part of club seating, we are a fan of the lower rows in sections 222-230. These sections offer a head-on view to the videoboard, video-game-like views of the field, and even looks of the Roebling Bridge and Ohio River.
The upper level at Paul Brown Stadium includes sections with up to 35 rows of seating. When looking at tickets in this area, it is crucial to sit in the lowest row possible if you want a great view.
The biggest complaint with the upper rows (13 and above) is how high above the field they are located. Because there are two rings of suites between the 200 level and 300 level, fans often get the feeling of having to look straight down to see the field. This feeling is less exaggerated in the lower rows where you won't be looking down as far.
As with our recommendation for lower level seating, you'll do well to choose seats at the front of sections 340-342. These three sections offer a very good view of the field and a comfortable look at the videoboard.
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While there are no dedicated sections for opposing team fans, sections 138-142 are behind the visitor (Eagles) sideline and will have the highest concentration of visiting fans. Within these sections, rows 10 and below will get you closest to the players, while rows 20 and above will give you the best views of the field.
Alternatively, sections 120 and 122 are near the visiting team tunnel. While these sections won't provide a phenomenal view of the field, they will allow you to see your favorite players as they run on and off the field.