You will want to search for seats on the first base side of the field for the best chance at being in the shade at Great American Ball Park. The sun will be at your back during late afternoon and evening games. In the upper deck, a super-steep bowl means the overhang provides ample protection from the elements. Avoid seats in left field during afternoon games if you are sensitive to the sun. Seats in right field are not much better, but the rows farther back in Sections 108-112 are OK.
Our top choices for staying in the shade will be in the back rows of sections 301-307 (Row J through Row O). These seats are also club seating, which provide an all-inclusive experience which also provide multiple lounges to watch the game from indoors. Other good shade options include the last few rows of sections 127-134, where the club level above creates shade for the seats below.