U.S. Cellular Field opened in 1991 and has undergone a series of changes, from the upper deck, to the bullpens to the green seats. Given all the changes and the resulting seating layout changes, it’s not always easy to know where the best seats are. When searching for the best seats to see the Chicago White Sox play, consider the view, the shade, the price and the crowd.
First, when choosing any seats at a baseball game, getting a good look at the action is paramount. U.S. Cellular Field offers a variety of quality views with very few limited views. Some seats offer an outstanding view of what’s going on at home plate, while others might make it difficult to see what’s happening in the outfield. In addition, some seats might make it difficult to see the center-field scoreboard — one of the main attractions at the park.
The Chicago heat in April and May won’t scare anyone away, but July and August roll around, finding a seat in the shade is a must at U.S. Cellular Field. It is especially important to be cognizant of the sun during afternoon games when the sun shines down on the left-field seats throughout much of the game. Conversely, seats on the first-base side are often protected from the sun and may become cool later in the game.
Chicago White Sox tickets are available at a number of different price points, ranging from less than $15 dollars on half-price nights to a couple hundred dollars to sit in the premium seats during a premier game. Tickets to see a “premier” opponent like the Yankees or the Cubs will typically cost more than seats to see a perennial also-ran. Because the prices are varied so much, it’s important to decide whether it is worth it to see a big-time opponent or whether you just want to spend some quality outdoor time in the city of Chicago.
Finally, the last thing to consider when buying Sox tickets at U.S. Cellular is the crowd in the section you will be sitting in. As with most ballparks, some sections are more fan-friendly than others. In addition, the White Sox offer a kids zone in the outfield, which may be important for families to be near.
All in all, it is important to consider the view, the sun, the price of tickets and the crowd atmosphere when purchasing future White Sox tickets. Doing proper research will ensure you and your friends or family the best seats at U.S. Cellular Field