Home plate at Progressive Field faces slightly Northeast, which means that seats on the third base side of the field will see shade first during late afternoon and evening games -- especially seats further down the 3B line (162-172). Right Field seats will see the sun the longest. In particular, sections 303-317 and 504-514 will be exposed until the sun sets completely under the stadium. The Upper Level overhang is little match during afternoon games, but it does help protect fans during the late afternoon and evening.
Like many ballparks, the further down the line you get, the worse the angle towards home plate gets. Sections 117-120 and 177-179 at Progressive Field actually have decent sight lines, but they're also the furthest away.
Sections 165-174 will get shade before any of the other sections in this location, though 170-174 might struggle to see the LF scoreboard.
If you're going to the ballpark to drink, Section 117 features men's and women's restrooms, the Budweiser Patio and even an ATM for when you run out of beer money. Buy your friends a couple beers, then head towards Section 130 and watch them throw out their arms on the Speed Pitch (don't worry, there's a First Aid office right in between at Section 120).
Field Level Infield Seating
Infield seats at Field Level are sometimes referred to as Diamond Box and Field Box Front Back and Middle. These sub-sections only differ in closeness to the field (row number).
The Guardians dugout is located in front of sections 160-164, while the visiting team dugout is in front of 140-146. Seats on the 3B side of the field will see the shade before the 1B side.
The Lower bowl is very shallow, which means that some kids may have a difficult time seeing over taller fans in front of them.
Lower Box Seating
The Lower Boxes at Progressive Field are located in Sections 250-257. Sections 251-256 will give you the best home plate view in this seating zone. Lower box seats are located directly behind the 100 level and are one of the best seating options for shade at Progressive Field.
Lower Reserved Outfield Seating
Sections 101-113 make up outfield seating in Right Field at Progressive Field. These seats offer your best chance at a home run ball. Sit in the first three rows of 101-108 and the first ten rows of 109-113 for your best chance of going home with a souvenir.
The Guardians and Visitors bullpen is to the right of Section 101. Seat 1 in 101 will have you right on the rail.
The Leinenkugel Lodge at Section 108 is a centrally located bar to pick up an adult beverage.
Beware of the sun in these sections as you will be looking west towards home plate.
Mezzanine Outfield Seating
Mezzanine Outfield seats are located in the second deck of outfield seating in Right Field. These aren't the outfield seats you choose to sit in for catching a home run ball -- they're just too far away. In addition, they are among the last sections in the park to get shade. They're good bargain seats as long as it's not too hot and sunny.
Outfield Above Mezzanine Seating
The third deck of seating in right field is above the mezzanine. These seats are high, steep and sunny, which is why they are among the cheapest seats at Progressive Field.
Upper Level Down the Line Seating
Like Infield seating in the Upper Level, you will want to focus on seats in the 400 Level. These seats are closer to the field (better view) and won't have you walking up dozens of stairs. The concessions are few and far between on these levels, so don't come to the ballpark too hungry or thirsty. Sections 469-478 and 570-577 are among the first seats in the stadium to get shade.
Upper Level Infield Seating
Upper Level Infield seats are made up of 400 and 500 Level seats. This seating zone is unreasonably steep, so focus on seats in the 400 level for fewer stairs and less vertigo. Sections along the third base line will get the shade first, while first base seats will have a more direct view of the scoreboard.
For the best views of a ballgame at Progressive Field, your best options will be found in select areas of the lower 100 Level as well as the 300 Club Level. Among our favorites are near the Guardians dugout in sections 165-167. Seats here are close to the action, while having good lines of sight which do not get impeded by the protective netting. Along the first baseline (close to the visitors dugout), sections 136-138 offer a similar experience, but these seats will see more sun during day games. Therefore, we recommend the double lettered rows on this side of the field which have better overhead protection and shade potential, helping to keep you in your seat watching the game.
Other good views on the lower 100 level can be found in the double lettered rows of sections 150-154, which have more of a behind home plate view. You'll be in excellent position for picking up the ball right off the pitchers hand, and impressive views of the batters box and on deck circles. These double lettered seats are higher in the sections, helping to limit the distraction of the netting while providing a good seating height with expansive viewing range.
Although not terribly close to the infield, sections near the outfield corners (117 in right, 178-179 in left) are a more affordable and unique option for watching a Guardians baseball game. The beauty of these sections is the excellent angling of the seats which has you almost perfectly aligned with the heart of the infield diamond. Views of the near corners may be difficult in some seats, but overall you get a nice perspective for the majority of the game. Be sure to not go higher than row V where the views get more difficult, and fans in right should be prepared for a healthy dose of sun during day games at Progressive.
The 300 level along the first baseline is where you will find Club seating for a Guardians game, but aside from offering a premium experience these seats are also a very good choice for avid watchers of America's pastime. Opt for seats in the first 7 rows (A through G) of sections 334-344 and you will be treated to excellent lines of sight to the infield while avoiding the difficult views of down the right field line which can occur in seats higher up in the sections. A large railing in front of section 348 impedes some viewing angles for fans sitting in sections 348 and 346, so we would avoid these two options when possible.
Unfortunately due to the steep seating incline and aerial views in the upper deck, it is difficult to recommend seats in the 400 or 500 levels of the main seating bowl for watching a baseball game. Outfield seats on the lower tier face nicely towards the infield, but if sitting in left you will be higher up with no view to the videoboard, while those in right will have the sun in their eyes as day games reach the afternoon hours.
Front rows provide clearer views down the right field line
Viewing angles into the Guardians dugout and to the left field videoboard
Best Seats for Impressing a Guest
You can't go wrong with finding an impressive seat at Progressive Field when opting for the exclusive club level sections. Found only along the first baseline in sections 326-348, fans here have the distinct pleasure of the only non-suite views on the second tier of the ballpark, and excellent head on sight lines to the massive left field videoboard. But the most notable of benefits is the all-inclusive food and non-alcoholic beverages available to all club seat ticket holders. Add in a climate controlled club lounge with upscale furniture and numerous TVs, and you're left with a winning recipe for leaving a great impression.
If a premium lounge and all-inclusive experience isn't exactly what you're looking for, we recommend considering the Diamond Box Front Row seats. Located in the very first row (F) of lower level sections 140-164, the views of the players and the field are nothing short of stunning thanks to being so close. What makes these seats even more memorable is that you'll also get to experience some of the most generous legroom a fan could find across the MLB (it feels as if there are two empty rows in front of you). The one downfall here is that you won't get to rest your food and beverage on top of a dugout or a dugout suite, but you'll never need to bother another fan as you try to reach your seat thanks to the makeshift aisle created by the enormous legroom.
Should you be working with a healthy budget when trying to find a great seat for impressing a guest at a Guardians game, the Dugout Suites provide a one of a kind experience that is sure to never disappoint. These private 12 person suites literally give you a dugout style view as your eye level will be only a foot or so above the surface of the field. Each suite comes with a private restroom, suite attendant, and optional catering service. You won't find a closer seat to home plate, and fans here are also frequently seen in the background of the television broadcast.
As close as you can get to the batters box at Progressive Field
Great spot for making it on to the television broadcast
Best Seats for Kids and Family
It would be difficult to not start out our list of recommendations for a family outing at Progressive Field without mentioning the Family Deck. Formerly known as the Mezzanine, these 300 level sections beyond the right field wall (303-316) are an ideal spot for bringing the family to a Guardians game, especially if you have little ones as you'll be right by the multi level Kids Clubhouse in the right field corner. There are a number of fun activities are available for children of all ages in the Clubhouse, including Sliders Field, a two-story slide, and many different games. For adults, there is a viewing area in the clubhouse where you can still see the field. But for enjoying the game from your ticketed seats, it is important to note that the seats in sections 303-316 face towards the west, leaving you with a good amount of sun during day games. Therefore, we recommend opting for rows M and as these seats will have some overhead coverage to help during mid day innings.
Another good option for a family day at the ballpark can be found in the upper rows of sections 129-134 down the right field line. The seats here have an excellent viewing angle to the impressive videoboard in left field, and while they are also on the sunnier side of the field, you can sit higher in the section (opt for the double lettered rows) and have good overhead coverage from the club seating deck above. A family restroom is nearby at section 125, along with an ice cream stand at section 138 and a speed pitch booth at section 130.
If you want to get a bit closer to the action on the infield, we recommend considering the double lettered rows of sections 155-158. You'll be close to the Guardians dugout with great views to the heart of the diamond, while remaining behind the protective netting for a safer environment. Seats here are on the shadier side of the field, and if you opt for the double lettered rows you'll never have more than an 8 row walk between the
seats and the concourse. As an additional bonus, there is a great concentration of concession options nearby where you can find something for just about everyone in the family, including a Dippin' Dots stand for the little ones.
Close to a cluster of bars near the outfield seating
Good opportunity to socialize while watching the game
Some of the most affordable tickets in the outfield
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Best Seats for Visiting Team Fans
It's difficult for a visiting team fan to find a better spot than right behind the visitors dugout along the first base line at Progressive Field. The dugout suites behind home plate make it hard to tell where the team bench actually comes to an end, but rest assured that sections 140-146 give you the best perch for watching your team's players as they enter and exit between innings. Opt for lettered rows F-O to stay within 10 rows of the dugout where you get tremendous views of the infield and excellent alignment to the impressive left field videoboard. If you are lucky enough to score a seat in row F (up against the back wall of the dugout), you'll have some of the most impressive legroom in all of major league baseball.
Another good option for away team supporters are the lowest rows (A through E) in sections 138 and 136. These seats actually put you on the side of the visitors dugout, but unfortunately don't have great views into the bench thanks to the camera men stationed at the edges. However you'll still get excellent face time with the players as they return the bench after a half inning of defense out on the field. These are some of the closest seats to the grass that you can find without having to spend an arm and a leg on a Dugout Suite.
If you find yourself working with a budget but still looking to get to Progressive to cheer on your team as they square off against the Guardians, we recommend searching in center field section 103. Low seat numbers here (best option being seat 1) provide a one of a kind spot with great views down to the adjacent bullpens. This section is also a good spot if its your first time at the ballpark, as they keep you close to some of Progressive's more unique common areas beyond center field, including Heritage Park and the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast booth.
Excellent views of the players taking and leaving the field
Impressive proximity to the action
Seating Tips & Advice
"The Steep Upper Level Presents Challenges" - A steep staircase will present itself to fans buying tickets in the 500 level. If you are sitting in the Upper Level, do your best to get tickets closest to row E, which is where the tunnel to the concourse is located. This will limit your walk up the stairs and reduce the chances of you spilling your beer. Row W has you walking up and down nearly 20 steps each time you get food and go to the restroom.
Is there a walkway between rows A-Z and AA-CC at Progressive Field?
In the Lower Level (100 Level) at Progressive Field, there is no walkway between single-letter and double-letter seats. Row AA is directly behind Row Z.
Where is Suite 145 at Progressive Field?
Suite 145 is located almost directly behind home plate, so you will want to enter through Gate D as this is the closest entry point for seats near home plate (Gate D is located at the south end of the ballpark, near the corner of Carnegie Ave and Ontario Street).
Unforunately, parking is difficult to find right near Gate D, and the closest options will be near the right field corner, in the lots just east of 9th Street on Carnegie Ave.
Pictured Above: Entry Gate D at Progressive Field
What amenities are included in the 1948 Suite at Progressive Field?
The 1948 Suite is a premium seating option at Progressive Field that is located behind home plate. This is a group seating area with 16-20 people in the suite for each game. The main amenities that come with this suite include:
4 parking passes
A food and beverage package
A suite attendant to assist you in any way
When you have club seats, when are you able to get into the lounge?
Premium areas at Progressive Field are accessible one hour before first pitch. For Saturday games, premium areas open two hours before first pitch.
For your Tuesday night game, you will be able to enter the stadium through the RF Gate two hours before first pitch, but will have to wait an hour before entering the club lounge.
What time do the doors open to the club seating restaurant/bar area?
For a Friday night game, all premium seating areas open one hour prior to first pitch. You will be able to enter the stadium two hours early through the RF Gate, but will not have access to the club area until 6:10 PM.
For Saturday night games, the club area opens two hours prior to first pitch.
How many rows in each section at Progressive Field?
Each section has a varying amount of rows and seats. Find a section to see row and/or seat numbers.
Is seat number 1 on the left or right side of sections?
As you look towards the field from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.