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Best Seats For a Concert at Schottenstein Center

The most common seating layout at Schottenstein Center for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 111, Section 114 and Section 117. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3 and Floor 4 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 106, Section 107 and Section 121. 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 Schottenstein Center
Section 128 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 128, Section 131, Section 134 and Section 230 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 111, Section 114, Section 117 and Section 210. 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 104 and 124 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 307 and 321.

Club Level Seating

  • Club Level Seating - The Club Level at the Schottenstein Center is located just above the Entry Level and can be considered an extension of the 100 level. Because ticket p...

Entry Level Seating

  • Entry Level Seating - The lower level at the Schottenstein Center is commonly known as the Entry Level. For concerts, sections at the side of the Entry Level rate as som...

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - The most common floor setup for concerts at the Schottenstein Center is nine numbered floor sections labeled 1-9. When the floor is setup in this way,...

Ohio State Bench & Visitor Bench

Ohio State Bench - The Ohio State players sit in front of Section 104 and Section 105

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 106 and Section 107

Student Section for Ohio State Games

The Ohio State band sits in section 114. The student section includes that area, parts of nearby sections and section 314 in the upper level.

Terrace Level Seating

  • Terrace Level Seating - On the Schottenstein Center seating chart, sections in the 300s are also known as Terrace Level seats. These are the farthest seats from the far, but ...

Schottenstein Center Seat Views

Schottenstein Center Seating Reviews

  • "Awesome view of everything" - - Seats were great for being in the upper deck! Only complaint I had was I have long legs and there's ...
    Section 324, Row A, Seats 19-20 / Basketball Review
  • "Great seats!" - - A lot of good interaction with the artist as she used the entire stage, but would probably purchase ...
    Section 121, Row K / Concert Review   Verified Customer
  • "Andrea Bocelli - Dec 14, 2019" - - If your concert uses a big screen behind the artist like ours did you will not be able to see it com...
    Section 331, Row N / Concert Review   Verified Customer
  • "Seats behind stage" - - We sat right behind the stage. Huge screen TV and round stage made seating pretty good. Better tha...
    Section 214, Row J, Seat 11 / Concert Review
  • "Jojo Siwa - Jul 31, 2019" - - This picture was zoomed in but the lighting set up was in the way and we couldn’t see the artist p...
    Section 321, Row L / Concert Review   Verified Customer
  • "Jeff Dunham - Dec 30, 2022" - - Great seats! I was really pleased. Close enough and higher than floor seats. They were off to the si...
    Section 106, Row G / Concert Review   Verified Customer
  • "NO LEG ROOM. " - - I had to stand up after every song because my legs were going numb. width of seats of course was ver...
    Section 304, Row J, Seat 14 / Concert Review
  • "Michael Buble - Jul 21, 2019" - - Amazing seats! Great entertainer! Great concert! was great work with! Thank you!
    Section 107, Row N / Concert Review   Verified Customer
  • "Not bad" - - Decent seats for a straight view of the show, we could see the awesome light show as well.
    Section 234, Row B, Seat 6 / Concert Review
  • "Excellent view with our seats." - - Excellent view of the basketball game and see all the crowd from that spot.
    Section 121, Row P, Seats 1,2 &3 / Basketball Review
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    Venue & Seating Questions

    • What are the best concert seats at the Schottenstein Center?

      The End Stage layout for this concert positions the stage on the very west end of the floor level and facing to the east side of the stadium. In this configuration, we would recommend floor sections F2, F5, and F8 as they are most aligned with center stage on the floor level. Floor seating will not be stadium style with progressively higher seating the further back the seating row, so you do run the risk of an obstructed view in floor sections if you have a taller person sitting in front of you.

      Also recommended is Section 131, which is also very aligned with center stage and does have the stadium style seating to help with the chances of a better unobstructed view.

      Sections 122 and 106 may also be a good option due to their close proximity to the stage and stadium style seating. Although it is important to note that they are located off stage right and left, so you do not have the central alignment and may have to turn your head a bit to see the stage as these seats sit straight forward rather than angled toward the stage.

      End stage layout Schottenstein Center
      The end stage layout at the Schottenstein Center is shown in the photo above.
      Photo Credit: Shared from flickr user dketterick (CreativeCommons)
    • How many rows in each section at Schottenstein Center?
      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 court from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.
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