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Thunder Bench & Visitor Bench

Thunder Bench - The Thunder players sit in front of Section 117
Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 114

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Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

Section 320

  • Close to the Spirit Stations outside Section 322 where fans can make their own signs or get a temporary tattoo
  • Visit the Fan Mail kiosk outside nearby Section 318 where you can write a letter to your favorite player

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Kids and Family.

Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

Sections 207, 208, 209 and 222

  • Great elevated views with traditional sight lines along the sides of the arena
  • Enjoy the comforts and amenities on the premium Cox Club level

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Impressing a Guest.

Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

Section 113

  • Close to the Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club and Budweiser Brew House Carvery

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Recommended Seats for Great Views of the Court

Rows Rows L and up in Sections 105 and 106

  • Amazing views near mid court with head on perspective to the team benches
  • Excellent seating height above court level for superior sight lines
  • Close to entry tunnels for quicker, easier access

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Court.

Highest Rated Seating Zones

  • Lower Level Sideline - - Consistently among the most expensive options for basketball games at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the views from the Lower Level...
  • Club Level Center - - Views near center court, some of the best elevation for watching the game, and exclusive club benefits ... you might have a t...
  • Lower Level Corner - - Some of the best values on the lower level are found in the corner sections as you will have less obstruction from the basket...
  • Club Level Corner - - From the corners of the Club level fans will have excellent viewing height for following the action on the court, as well as ...
  • Club Level Lower Terrace - - While the Lower Terrace sections have some of the more difficult views from the Club level due to their positioning behind th...
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Seating Tips & Advice

  • "Row FL1 is closest to the court in all lower sections" - If you have a ticket in row FL1, you can not get an closer to the court in your section. This row is always first in its section.

Seat Ratings & Reviews

  • "Comfy + great view!" - - I absolutely loved this section at Chesapeake Energy Arena! Located on the club level of the stadium...
    Section 221, Row B, Seat 12
  • "Secret little row" - - These seats are some of the most underrated seats in the entire stadium. In the front of the 300 lev...
    Section 318, Row A, Seat 16
  • "Bad view, great energy" - - My caption basically sums these seats up perfectly. I didn’t buy a ticket in the nose bleeds think...
    Section 316, Row R, Seat 2
  • "Obstructed view due to television cameras" - - These seats theoretically have great views. However, on the night we went there were television cam...
    Section 208, Row A, Seats 5,6
  • "MY FIRST GAME "IN PERSON" - EXCITING, but see better @ home:( " - - I have a problem with stairs. The purchaser of the tickets was told these seats were comparable to...
    Section 303, Row L, Seats 15-17
  • "Great" - - The only complaint I have is that the rows are too close together. You had to get up every time som...
    Section 225, Row F, Seat 3
  • "Worst seats in the house" - - Terrible seats, terrible food, only cheap low point beer available unless you take the elevator down...
    Thunder Box Suite, Row A, Seat 1
  • "Great overall view of the court," - - These seats are for people with disabilities, with a great overall view of the court and also are ea...
    Section 106, Row SA, Seats 12/11
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