- Family Plan Seating - Sections 201-205 and 221-225 at Stanford Stadium are Family Plan seats. These are budget-friendly tickets designed specifically to be kid-friendly.&nb...
For Stanford Football games, student seating is known as the Red Zone. This area is in the South corner of the stadium in sections 102-110
Less than 10% of seats at Stanford Stadium offer some type of shade or cover. Below is a sample of seats that are at least partially covered or shaded at different times of the day. To search for tickets or to find out if your seats are protected from the sun or rain, follow the link for the seat finder.
Between the goal lines on the lower level are some of the best seats at Stanford Stadium. Close proximity to the players, sideline views and comfortable seating make these among the most desirable seats on a Saturday afternoon.
The Stanford Cardinal sideline is located on the west side of the stadium in front of sections 110-116. Like the seats on the opposite side of the field, each of these sections is comprised of rows lettered A-Z with row A closest to the field and the players.
While sitting in the lowest possible row is tempting, there are many benefits of choosing seats in a higher row. First, the sight lines in rows T and above are better than in the lower rows due to their higher elevation. Second, the highest rows are partially covered and shaded - especially on the Stanford side of the field. Finally, the top rows have the shortest walks to the concourse and all its amenities.
Perhaps the most distinguishing aspect of lower level seating on the sidelines are the chairback seats found in sections 111-115 and 131-135. While the rest of the lower bowl is bench-style with a back, these sections between the 20s offer a more comfortable individual stadium chair.
If you want to be close to the student section and the Stanford band, choose seats near Section 110 where the Red Zone begins and the rowdiness lives.
Despite being mostly similar in size, shape and sitelines, each corner of the Stanford Stadium lower bowl offers a distinctly unique experience.
Corner seating near the south endzone is all about the students. The Red Zone extends from Section 101-110, which means you'll need to be a student to access these seats. You can sit adjacent to the students in sections 137-140 where young alumni are also plentiful. These seats typically feed off the energy of the students without being fully engrossed.
Across the field near the north endzone are sections 126-129. These seats face southwest and are the sunniest lower level sections on gameday. Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunblock for the best experience. Corner sections 117-120 near the same endzone are less sunny, less rowdy and offer good sitelines towards the field and the Cardinal sideline.
For the best views of the field and to be close to the concourse, choose seats in rows T and higher. These seats will have the added benefit of being partially covered and often-times shaded.
The lower level of Stanford Stadium wraps all the way around the field, creating a continuous bowl of nearly symmetrical seating. This creates endzone seating on both sides of the field, although the experiences are wildly different.
The rabid student section cheers on the Cardinal from the south endzone in sections 101-105, while north endzone sections are typically more peaceful and you can get away with sitting for the majority of the game.
The views from the lower endzone seats are not great. Especially in the lower rows you'll find it difficult to see the entire field in a single glance and battles near the far goal line are best watched on the replay board. In addition to subpar views, the north endzone is directly in the sun and can get hot during early season contests.
Like most football stadiums, the upper level at Stanford Stadium is a large seating deck with more than 30 rows of seating. But unlike most college football stadiums, fans can find great chairback seating and excellent views of the field from the second deck.
The best seats on the lower level are in the back rows sections located at midfield. Just above these seats are the front rows of the upper level. While the upper level doesn't have the luxury of shade and cover, it does offer comfortable seating, unbelievably great views and easy access to the concourse.
Chairback seats can be found on both sides of the field in sections 211-215 and 231-235. Rows A-H in these sections are among the best second deck seats in all of college football. The elevation and sitelines are second to none and the moderate climate of northern California is a perfect match for these exposed seats.
If a lower row is too expensive, you'll still find great views in higher rows. And as a bonus, there are concourse tunnels located near the top of each section so you never have to walk to far to get to and from your seats.
If you can't secure tickets in one of the highly-desired midfield chairback sections, there are some upper level corner sections that offer the best value in the stadium. Among these are sections 207, 219, 227 and 239, which offer a great angle towards midfield and have just 22 rows for easy maneuverability.
Like the lower level, upper level seating wraps all the way around in a bowl shape, creating endzone seating on both sides of the field. Fans seated in these sections will have the best views of the videoboard and decent views of the playing field. Despite being in the top deck, these seats are much closer to the field than expected.
For some games, these upper endzone sections may be general admission. When choosing a side of the field, keep in mind that 221-225 will be directly in the sun in the late afternoon, while 201-205 will be just above the Red Zone student section. Each endzone section has just 22 rows with the section entrance located at the front of each section in row B.
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