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Best stadium seats 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated January 1, 2020
Best stadium seats of 2018
I am going to specify each good-to-buy feature as much as possible for your references. The “Total” indicates the overall value of the product. If you’re scouring the market for the best stadium seats, you’d better have the right info before spending your money. Now, let’s get to the gist of the matter: which are the best stadium seats for the money?
Test Results and Ratings
№1 – Wide Stadium Seats Chairs for Bleachers or Benches – Enjoy Extra Padded Cushion Backs and Armrests – 6 Reclining Custom Fit Sport Positions – Portable Easy to Carry Straps – Set of 2
Why did this stadium seats win the first place?
I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The material is stylish, but it smells for the first couple of days. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing!
№2 – Leader Accessories Water Resistant Stadium Seat Cozy Portable Reclining Seat Folding Bleacher Chair with Arm Rest
Why did this stadium seats come in second place?
This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money. I really liked it. It is amazing in every aspect. It did even exceed my expectations for a bit, considering the affordable price.
№3 – Stadium Seat Wide
Why did this stadium seats take third place?
It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. A very convenient model. It is affordable and made of high-quality materials. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new.
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How we tested the stadium seats
To best replicate how people would really use these bleacher seats, we had to replicate a true game-going environment. So we tailgated for hours before each use, BBQed, had six beers, soaked up some sun, and then tested the chairs…or not. Unfortunately, we couldn’t justify doing that, but we dreamed of doing that, and hope you do similar when using these seats. Instead, we only replicated the seating environment, buying a plastic bench we could use for three hours, the average duration of most sporting events, from the comfort of our office.
We setup the benches and recorded a comfort “score” of 1-at the start, and then every subsequent hour thereafter, in order to see how the seats performed from a longevity perspective.
We treated the seats just like a game, taking short breaks to run to the bathroom or stretch our legs, but we made sure to always reserve a three hour window for sitting in order to best replicate a true game environment.
In order to save our backs, if a bench got an initial score of less than four, we immediately vetoed further testing. (And headed for our massagers instead.) An uncomfortable seat is an uncomfortable seat: it’s not suddenly going to get better, only worse.
In addition, we always tested first thing in the morning, spaced out tests over several days, and tested three times each, in order to reduce the bias back fatigue or simply feeling bad one day might create.
High marks in comfort make the Stadium Chair worth considering.
The Stadium Chair also performed well, but had no arm rests and slightly more give in the back area that created fatigue over time, putting it in second place.
On the low end of the scale, the Moss Green and Portable Recliner Picnic Seat were each subpar and not worth testing for the full duration. The Portable Recliner felt slightly better than just the bench, but the Moss Green hardly made a difference.
Next, we looked at the portability of the seats. Weight matters, but if the seat gives you a method of carrying the seats that distributes the weight, it’s not as big of a burden.
The Picnic Time and Naomi Home seats came with a helpful backpack strap that made lugging them around a breeze, even if you look somewhat ridiculous when doing so. These seats were two of the heavier models we used, so the backpack functionality was a nice-to-have that makes carrying them around feasible for any age or strength level.
The Moss Green, Rio Adventure Blue and Portable Recliner Picnic Seat all came with small straps that connected on two points of the seats, offering something you could either grip with your hand or swing around your shoulder when carrying.
All on the lighter side, these loops do the job, but will take up a hand or two if you’re thinking about carrying anything else into the game or lugging some things into a tailgate area from a far-away parking spot.
The Stadium Chair seat, while comfortable, was also by far the heaviest seat, and also required you hold onto it by a bar. It’s not unmmovable by any means, but could become a bit of a pain if lugging it from far away or trying to juggle a toddler. In terms of overall portability, it was the worst of the units we tested.
Solid scores all around make Rio a safe choice.
It has worse back support, no arm rests and slightly less padding, but overall is a serviceable option for someone who wants a backrest for the occasional game or event. It scored significantly better than the other seats in a similar price range.
It also includes a helpful under-seat strap, pictured below, that makes it the most reliable seat for not falling back on unsteady bleachers.
The other stadium seats we tested
The Stadium Chair has the brand name to match its intent and is a quality chair with good comfort scores, especially at the beginning of the sitting period.
The Trademark Innovations portable didn’t survive the first minute of testing, scoring near the bottom in overall comfort. Even worse was that the zipper confused our second tester, who opened the seat and then tried to close it and broke the material on the first try. Overall, that put it pretty low on our totem pole.
The Naomi Home Venice has a similar build and price as the Picnic Time chair, but isn’t quite as comfortable. It also has fewer color customization options, making it more difficult to match the chair to your favorite team.
On the positive side, the Naomi was the only chair we tested that had arm rests in a large-sized option, so if you’ve got a wider frame, it’s probably the best option for the cost.
The Moss Green stadium seat was the cheapest model we tested, but barely performs better than the bench itself. The cushion didn’t feel at all more comfortable than our plastic bench, although it did seem like a slight upgrade over the above bleacher we also sat on.
It may make your backside feel a bit better at the end of the three hours, but it’s not a purchase we can recommend unless you plan to use the seat one time only.
Alcohol is sold only to guests 2years or older. Proper photo identification is required. There is a two (2) drink maximum per purchase, per person. On the Lower and Upper Levels, all alcohol sales will cease at the completion of the 3rd Quarter of Redskins games. Sales may be discontinued earlier at the discretion of management and for other events.
FedExField provides complimentary automobile assistance for lockouts, jump starts and flat tires. Please visit the nearest Guest Services Booth or ask a FedExField representative for assistance.
Guest Services Booths are located by the elevators at the NRG Gate (Gate A) and the Bank of America Gate (Gate E) on all levels.
Bud Light Social Lounge
Still cameras, digital cameras and handheld video cameras are permitted at sporting events, as long as they do not interfere with a fan’s gameday experience. Guests may not reproduce any shots for any commercial use without the written permission of the Redskins. For concerts, still cameras, digital cameras, video cameras and audio recording devices are not permitted.
EA Sports Players Lounge
The EA Sports Players Lounge is located on the Club Level between Sections 330-33Club, Dream Seat, Owner’s Club, Suite and Loge ticket holders can enjoy Madden ’1game consoles, a full bar, comfortable seating and a live band on the outdoor patio during the 5th quarter after every Redskins home game. The Lounge opens two hours prior to kickoff and is open up to two hours after the game.
The Club Level escalators, located at Section 10and Section 122, are available to Guests with a Club, Dream Seats, Loge, Suite or Owner’s Club ticket. An escalator which accesses the Upper Level only is located between the NRG Gate (Gate A) and Gate B at Section 10for the convenience of our Upper Level Guests and can be accessed either via the concourse or the turnstiles at the NRG Gate (Gate A). The Upper Level escalator drops Guests off at Section 412.
Stadium gates for Redskins games open two (2) hours prior to kickoff. For all other events, gate opening times will vary. Parking lots for Redskins games open four (4) hours prior to kickoff, with the exception of the RedZone Lot opening five (5) hours prior to kickoff.
All children ages two (2) and under may attend a Redskins game free of charge with a lap pass in lieu of an issued ticket. Lap passes are available at all entrance gates on the day of the game. The child must be present to receive a pass. Children age three (3) and over must have an admission ticket. This policy is subject to change for other events at FedExField.
Parents are encouraged to register their children attending an event at any Guest Services Booth, located at the NRG Gate (Gate A) and the Bank of America Gate (Gate E) on all levels. Children will receive a wristband indicating their seat location. Should a child get lost, they may approach the nearest FedExField representative, usher or uniformed officer for assistance.
Small clutch bags, if they are approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.
Leafleting or distribution of any literature is prohibited.
Understanding and adhering to these policies will help ensure that all fans enter FedExField in a safe and timely manner. If a ticket holder elects not to consent to these searches, or is found attempting to enter with a prohibited item the ticket holder may be denied entry into the stadium.
We appreciate your cooperation with game day security requirements.
Radio and TV Policy
Small portable radios or televisions are permitted provided the volume does not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the event.
Code compliant public ramps are available at FedExField. These ramps are located adjacent to the Bank of America, NRG, Verizon gates, and Gate H.
Public elevators are available for guests with mobility issues. If you or someone you are with requires access to an elevator, please have your group visit any Guest Services location to obtain an elevator wristband. FedExField reserves the right to take appropriate legal action against individuals who fraudulently obtain elevator wristbands.
FedExField’s suites are located on the floors between the Club Level and Upper Level. These Suites are divided into the Lower Suite Level (Suites 10- 242) and the Upper Suite Level (Suites 30- 317, 356-38and 427-442). Access to the suites is from any ramp or the elevators located at the NRG Gate (Gate A) and the Bank of America Gate (Gate E).
The Owner’s Club Level is divided into the West side (Suites 1-10) and the East side (Suites 1-24) and is located on the second floor at the NRG Gate (Gate A), accessed via the elevators or press stairwell.
Tailgating involves the use of grills, coolers, chairs, tables or other devices that could inhibit pedestrian passage or vehicular access. Activities that do not use any additional space beyond your parking space are permitted. Port-o-lets are provided throughout the parking lot.
Uber Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone
You can now take Uber to FedExField and take advantage of the Uber Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone conveniently located at the Prince George County Sports & Learning Complex adjacent to the FedExField parking lots and a short walk to Gate D.
Exit the stadium and follow the Uber way-finding signs to Redskins Road there will ample signage directing you to the Uber Pick-Up Drop-Off Zone located at Prince George’s County Sports Complex located at 800Sheriff Rd, Hyattsville MD 2078You will be able to request a ride when you’re in the Uber Pick-Up Drop-Off Zone. Fans will only be able to request a pickup at the Uber Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone.
All fans, including infants, must have a ticket for admission. Texas A&M students holding a student ticket must have a valid Texas A&M student I.D. card for admission. Student guests must have a guest sticker affixed to their ticket for admission. Those can be purchased (on gamedays) at all stadium ticket booths.
Alcohol is available for purchase in premium areas of the stadium. The possession or consumption of alcohol in the general seating areas of Kyle Field is expressly prohibited by University policy. Stadium personnel and law enforcement agencies will enforce this policy. Valid I.D. is required for purchase. A guest that appears to be 30 years of age or younger must produce a valid form of acceptable identification (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport, State Issued I.D. Card with photo, Military I.D. with photo).
There is a alcoholic beverage limit, per person, per identification. Alcohol service will be discontinued at the discretion of management. All guests must be 2years of age to purchase an alcoholic beverage.
Code of Conduct
Conduct themselves in a manner that represents Texas A&M, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA with honor, dignity and respect.
Demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times.
Not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning or intimidating language at any time.
Support the players, coaches and officials in a positive manner.
Treat the visiting team, coaches and fans with courtesy & respect at all times.
Not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass or demeaning.
Refrain from entering the playing field at any times, including after the game.
Things You Shouldn’t Miss
Monument Park behind center field includes plaques dedicated to many of the greats of Yankee history.
With sky-high prices and some of the worst selection available, Yankee Stadium practically begs you to pack a soft cooler. Good thing they let you bring in most foods.
There are ways to find good value at the “New Cathedral,” and we will look into some of those ways.
Fun Fact: If you want to watch the players drive into the stadium, the gate for this is about where right/center field would be, near the Family Dollar store. You’ll probably see a small crowd and a couple of barricades in place. No autographs here, but it is cool to see what the guys are driving these days. Plan to get there a couple hours early.
Driving to a Yankee Game
Some locals swear there is free parking in the South Bronx. This myth is not for the faint of heart.
Adjacent to Arthur Blank’s suite are 20 of the highest-end luxury units in Atlanta. These all-inclusive, high-end settings do not just come with food and beverage baked into the purchase price, but also include tickets to all future events.
Eight Touchdown Suites line the back of each end zone. One significant difference between the Touchdown Suites at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and similar inventory across the NFL is that in Atlanta, they are built four feet off the field to provide better sightlines – a common complaint of fans in other markets. “It’s the first time it’s been done,” Drake says.
Located on the 200 Level on both sidelines are the sold-out North and South Piedmont Clubs. Both clubs measure 6,000 square feet, and are programmed with intimate dining areas exclusively servicing approximately 400 seats in the three midfield sections on the north and south sides.
Child Locator Wristbands
Children 2months of age or younger are permitted entry inside University of Phoenix Stadium without a ticket provided they obtain “lap pass” prior to entry. Adults can request a lap pass from stadium staff checking tickets at the entrance gates. The child receiving the lap pass must be present when the pass is issued. There is a limit of one lap pass per adult game ticket.
No food in Yankee Stadium is as divisive as the infamous garlic fries. Fans either love them or hate them, there is no middle ground. Many think of them as the best food in the stadium. The crisp, hot fries fresh out of the fryer are doled out onto cardboard containers adorned by the famous interlocking NY logo. A fresh minced garlic mixture is generously ladled onto the aforementioned fries. Maybe too generously. One thing everyone agrees on is that they are garlicky. Garlicky enough to not be approachable after you eat them. You’ve been warned.
Tip: When garlic, oil, parsley and salt are not enough, add cheese to your garlic fries at Yankee Stadium a small charge.
Beef Burger Sliders with Fries
Tip: The food on the upper deck is consistently the worst in the stadium. Get your food on another level and bring it up to your seat.
If you go with a friend(s), consider buying a combination of cheap and amazing seats: this way, you can split the cost and trade off time in the great seat. E.g., you could trade time in seats in Promenade vs Courtside, or between stadiums (in Ashe vs a reserved seat in Armstrong or Grandstand). I do this every year with my best friends.
The direct phone number to the U.S. Open Box Office is 718-760-6363.
201US Open Event Guide. If someone you really want to see will play on Grandstand or Armstrong, get to the grounds as early as you can so you can be among the first in line when the gates open at 9:30am then speed-walk to those stadiums and grab the best seat you can. (that now have bleachers seating over 1,000 people) for close sightings of the superstars including Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafa, Serena Williams. View the practice schedule to see when/where players are practicing (you can also see it on the official US Open Everywhere App).
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your stadium seats wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of stadium seats
- №1 — Wide Stadium Seats Chairs for Bleachers or Benches – Enjoy Extra Padded Cushion Backs and Armrests – 6 Reclining Custom Fit Sport Positions – Portable Easy to Carry Straps – Set of 2
- №2 — Leader Accessories Water Resistant Stadium Seat Cozy Portable Reclining Seat Folding Bleacher Chair with Arm Rest
- №3 — Stadium Seat Wide