Staples Center

Upper Concourse Side Seating at Staples Center Concerts


Sitting Here for a Concert

The upper level of the Staples Center provides some regrettable views - particularly in the head-on and corner sections farthest from the stage. As a result, if your budget has you in the 300 level, we highly recommend spending a few extra dollars to purchase a seat in one of the 300 level sections nearest the stage. From there, we recommend focusing on tickets in the lowest row possible for the best overall experience.

Because there is a large block of suites between the Premier level and the upper level, these seats in the 300s are high above the stage. Not only will fans in the first six rows have the best views of the stage, they\'ll have the shortest walk up and down the stairs to the section tunnel at row 2.

Our favorite section in this seating zone is 319 where there are 13 or fewer seats in the first six rows. Furthermore, this section - along with 334 - provide the best combination of quality sitelines and close proximity. Sections 320 and 333 are closer to the stage, but their side view is much less favorable.

Finally, if you\'re someone who gets up and down a lot from your seat - or you simply don\'t like being in the middle of a long row - avoid 318 at all costs. This is the largest section in the arena with 33-38 seats per row. In other words, if you\'re seated in seat 17 you\'re going to have to pass at least 16 people each time you enter/exit your seats.   -

Ratings, Reviews & Recommendations

  • "Worst seat in the house?!"

    (Section 301) - -

    I thought I'd be getting a great spot on the aisle and in the lower rows of a 300 level section which wasn't all that far from the stage, but I quickly realized this could be one of the worst possible places to sit for a concert at Staples Center. A metal hand railing and glass safety partition cou...

  • "Entire view was obscured and was not told at time of purchase"

    (Section 319) - -

    My two friends and I had absolutely no view. My friend complained and said the screens which were blocking our view to the stage and were sideways were “not supposed to be there”. We basically saw nothing. Only listened. I was extremely disappointed.

  • "Decent view from Section 301!"

    (Section 301) - -

    We’ve never been inside Staples Center and was worried these would be terrible seats. We saw the Bruno Mars concert on 10/27/2018. The seats were decent for the price. You can see the performers on the stage and the large projector screens helped but you lose the sight lines of the left back half ... is the best way to search, compare and buy tickets. Select an event to find out why!

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