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soxfan21
01-31-2008, 12:29 PM
With the weather being crazy today, I was just thinking how much I miss spring/summer and awesome times at the Cell. I was just wondering where everyone's favorite seat is there. I use to love it, back in the day, when my uncle had season tickets 4 rows behind the sox dugout. Those were my favorite seats when I was younger. My favorite seats now, the ones that I will be sitting in this season, are in sec. 159 row 10. I get a pretty good view of the action down on the field, and get to see some of the "action" that takes place in the bleachers. Talking about this really makes me miss baseball season, and can't wait til it starts up again. Your thoughts on this.

btrain929
01-31-2008, 12:30 PM
Section 531/533, Row 1. Great view of the entire ballpark. I usually buy cheap tickets way in the corners and sneak over to the middle sections of the UD. Does that make me a bad person?

Eh, I'll get over it....:gulp:

Jerko
01-31-2008, 12:35 PM
behind the plate, for sure. I'll be in 159 Row 8? this year for the first time (used to be in 158 row 13) so i enjoy those as well.

jenn2080
01-31-2008, 12:41 PM
Section 531/533, Row 1. Great view of the entire ballpark. I usually buy cheap tickets way in the corners and sneak over to the middle sections of the UD. Does that make me a bad person?

Eh, I'll get over it....:gulp:


No. We buy my mom and brother the cheap seats. Then we bring her down by handing her our tickets where she then sits with us the whole game.

doublem23
01-31-2008, 01:04 PM
One of these two:

http://blogs.timesunion.com/baseball/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/podsblue2.jpg

http://blogs.timesunion.com/baseball/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/konerkoblue1.jpg

Law11
01-31-2008, 01:10 PM
Any seat close to the churros stand...

Seriously I enjoy the front row seats by the security guards on the field down the left field line.
Ive had 5 shots at foul balls in the past year and hope my connection gives me his seats again this year for a few.

A great view of the game minus the slight turn to watch the pitch.

russ99
01-31-2008, 01:21 PM
2nd row from the back on the left-field side of the bleachers.

I can see everything, and beer/food is quickly and easily acquirable.

The row behind the Sox bullpen is pretty sweet too.

MUsoxfan
01-31-2008, 01:21 PM
I get seats about 6 times a year that are 13 rows up behind the Sox on-deck circle. Just high enough to get a good read on how far the ball's going and just far enough from the netting backstop for it to not be a distraction. Perfect seats.

chisox77
01-31-2008, 02:02 PM
Pregame: Centerfield Terrace/Patio, eating something delicious while the opposing team takes BP.

Game: Left Field Seats, just behind the White Sox bullpen (Section 158). I love that spot.



:cool:

fed ex 4 pasqua
01-31-2008, 02:11 PM
Section 161, Row 2, Seat 10. The ambience just can't be beat.

skottyj242
01-31-2008, 02:15 PM
behind the plate, for sure. I'll be in 159 Row 8? this year for the first time (used to be in 158 row 13) so i enjoy those as well.

We had to have been neighbors. I will miss 158. I am in 160 this year. My favorite seat in the park is either 158 the first row behind the bullpen on the aisle closer to 157. Or my dad's company seats that are right behind the visitors dugout.

BeefyD
01-31-2008, 02:29 PM
Ive had 5 shots at foul balls in the past year and hope my connection gives me his seats again this year for a few.

You don't happen to mean Stan, do you?

LITTLE NELL
01-31-2008, 02:29 PM
I like the club level at USCF, but there were no better seats ever than the upper deck box seats right below the press box at old Comiskey.

IlliniSox4Life
01-31-2008, 03:02 PM
The row behind the Sox bullpen is pretty sweet too.

This is what I was going to say. I prefer behind home plate/dugouts in the lower level, but for the price of the outfield seats behind the bullpen you get an awesome experience.

KenBerryGrab
01-31-2008, 03:13 PM
I like the club level at USCF, but there were no better seats ever than the upper deck box seats right below the press box at old Comiskey.

The $4 boxes. The $3 general reserved (red seats, baby) next to the press box were supreme as well.

LITTLE NELL
01-31-2008, 03:19 PM
The $4 boxes. The $3 general reserved (red seats, baby) next to the press box were supreme as well.
In the 50s those seats were 2.50 and 2.00. General admission was 1.50. Bleachers a buck.

whitesoxwilkes
01-31-2008, 03:23 PM
My buddy has seats in 126, row 12 that I buy 4-5 times a year.

My season seats in 113 row 2 aren't bad either.

I am not an upper deck person at all.

itsnotrequired
01-31-2008, 03:28 PM
I am not an upper deck person at all.

And that is why you didn't get a mug from me on Father's Day.

russ99
01-31-2008, 04:19 PM
The Club level is awesome.

Pre-World Series I used to have all my group tickets for my work group up there.

It's been sold out to season ticket holders since then.

MCHSoxFan
01-31-2008, 04:20 PM
Front row behind the plate in either the 300 (Club) Level or the 500 level. My seats are in 334 row 1, so I am soooo satisfied!!! :smile:

chisoxmike
01-31-2008, 04:24 PM
Anything in the 140s I love. Mine are in 148, I've been happy with those for a few years now. :bandance:

kaufsox
01-31-2008, 04:24 PM
I like to get close for 1-2 games a year, but I'm an upper tank guy for the most part. Sec. 544 is my home, 3-4 rows up is perfect. Also nostalgic, those are the seats my wife got me one year as season tix. Can't afford it these days.

cards press box
01-31-2008, 04:39 PM
I like the club level at USCF, but there were no better seats ever than the upper deck box seats right below the press box at old Comiskey.

I agree -- the club level is top notch and the upper deck just below Harry Caray's booth at old Comiskey was just execllent.

chisoxfanatic
01-31-2008, 06:41 PM
Anything in the 140s I love. Mine are in 148, I've been happy with those for a few years now. :bandance:

149's better! :cool:

Reppn' the 12th row.

Cat Thief
01-31-2008, 07:32 PM
149 Row 26
Wish I was back a couple rows but these are very nice seats.

Dolanski
01-31-2008, 07:51 PM
Section 161, Row 2, Seat 10. The ambience just can't be beat.

I like my weekend season ticket seats a bit better...one row up to be precise.

HomeFish
01-31-2008, 08:19 PM
Like many people at WSI, I am a big fan of Section 159. It's great to see what's going on in the Sox bullpen, and it was especially entertaining when Carlos Lee was in LF. Lot of home runs go into that part of the park too.

fed ex 4 pasqua
01-31-2008, 08:29 PM
I like my weekend season ticket seats a bit better...one row up to be precise.
Nah...Weekdays are the way to go.

batmanZoSo
01-31-2008, 09:01 PM
518, row 4.

Vernam
01-31-2008, 09:33 PM
Front row behind the plate in either the 300 (Club) Level or the 500 level. My seats are in 334 row 1, so I am soooo satisfied!!! :smile:I got offered that row as an upgrade this season (I'm in 527, row 2), but I opted to stay by our seat neighbors for four years running. That was a tough call.

In 2004, we had 119, row 13, which was great, but I got tired of people walking down the aisle constantly. Not a problem where we sit now, and the seats are WAY cheaper.

Vernam

twentywontowin
01-31-2008, 09:39 PM
The ones where yours truly can kick his feet up on the bullpen railing in Row 8:

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v49/107/31/324300021/n324300021_934_2022.jpg

rrider
01-31-2008, 10:04 PM
Dont have one. Cant somebody teach these people about getting up and moving in between innings?

Bobbo35
02-01-2008, 08:28 AM
The best seat I have sat in the whole park besides right behind the sox dugout is section 159 rows 1-15. You get a great view of the field and do not have to cock your head to the left or right.

skottyj242
02-01-2008, 08:51 AM
158 was way better before they put up the Fundamentals Deck although it is nice when it rains. I should have stayed in 158. 160 is going to suck.

The Critic
02-01-2008, 09:24 AM
I like the right-field outfield seats (they're not bleachers, so I can't call them that). No sun in the eyes at the start of a late-afternoon or night game, good view, concourse access. Good times.

C-Dawg
02-01-2008, 09:33 AM
My favorite seat in the park is either 158 the first row behind the bullpen on the aisle closer to 157.

I've been there too, those are great seats! I got lucky more than once when my Ozzie Plan tickets showed Section 158 Row 8.

:D:

C-Dawg
02-01-2008, 09:37 AM
I like the right-field outfield seats (they're not bleachers, so I can't call them that). No sun in the eyes at the start of a late-afternoon or night game, good view, concourse access. Good times.

I had seats in the corner for one of those 100-degree games a few years ago. As luck had it, the stadium club cast a shadow on us for the whole game! It was actually pleasant there in the shade considering there were people all over the rest of the park who looked like they'd been cooked alive.

CRAW
02-01-2008, 10:42 AM
A vendor of mine is gracious enough to let me have their four seats, three or four rows behind the visitor's dugout each year. God bless them!

First pitch for the July 4th game, 2007 (they lost, badly):
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2889/contrerasju5.jpg

skottyj242
02-01-2008, 10:52 AM
A vendor of mine is gracious enough to let me have their four seats, three or four rows behind the visitor's dugout each year. God bless them!

First pitch for the July 4th game, 2007 (they lost, badly):
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2889/contrerasju5.jpg

Those are right by my dad's tickets.

johnr1note
02-01-2008, 11:17 AM
My Dad was a season ticket holder for many years at the Old Comiskey Park, where we had 4 seats in what were called the "Loge" boxes, behind home plate, and under the radio booth in the upper deck. I don't recall what row, but we were closer to the booth than the railing, and there was a concession stand (beer on tap) within 150 feet or so. I came of age sitting in those seats, and will always cherish the memory of the sights, sounds, and smells of the old park experienced from those seats.

When the Sox threatened to move to Tampa, my Dad canceled his season ticket plan (he theorized that "when your wife is divorcing you, you don't take her to dinner" -- my Dad liked to come up with these philosophical phrases), so we were not part of the season ticket holders who got first pick when the seats at the old park were transferred to the new. We simply chose a ticket package that was available (12th row in the upper deck in section 524). The distance from the action as compared to our old seats was a big disappointment, so for the 1992 season, we switched to the center field bleachers -- the outfield was configured differently back then -- our seats were 15th row in section 160, which at the time was right next to the Sox bullpen (which took up pretty much all of what is today section 159). It took awhile to reorient our view of the game after spending a lifetime watching from behind the plate, but we enjoyed it.

Family finances have forced me to give up my season tickets, but I get to a lot of games through the generosity of business vendors who know I'm a die hard Sox fan. I have enjoyed games from all over the park, but the two places I have sat where the game was most enjoyable are the club seats (first row of section 328) and right behind the plate (section 132).

skottyj242
02-01-2008, 12:07 PM
The ones where yours truly can kick his feet up on the bullpen railing in Row 8:

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v49/107/31/324300021/n324300021_934_2022.jpg

Love the two toned seats.

CRAW
02-01-2008, 01:13 PM
Those are right by my dad's tickets.

They were great seats, and centered around a great group of people (young and old). It was my son's first game (he'll be four tomorrow) and needless to say, he enjoyed every minute of it.

I hope to get them again this year too for the June 7th game against the Twinkies. *fingers crossed*

sox1970
02-01-2008, 01:16 PM
A vendor of mine is gracious enough to let me have their four seats, three or four rows behind the visitor's dugout each year. God bless them!

First pitch for the July 4th game, 2007 (they lost, badly):
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2889/contrerasju5.jpg

Of course they lost. Look who's pitching...

russ99
02-01-2008, 01:28 PM
Dont have one. Cant somebody teach these people about getting up and moving in between innings?

The Blackhawks have implemented the no seating during play rule. They hold up people at the aisle until the next stoppage in play. The Wolves have been doing that for years.

I wonder if the Sox ever intend to do that... At least when the Cub fans invade the cell. :D:

#1swisher
02-01-2008, 02:28 PM
One of these two:

http://blogs.timesunion.com/baseball/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/podsblue2.jpg

http://blogs.timesunion.com/baseball/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/konerkoblue1.jpg
sweet:D:

skottyj242
02-01-2008, 02:57 PM
The Blackhawks have implemented the no seating during play rule. They hold up people at the aisle until the next stoppage in play. The Wolves have been doing that for years.

I wonder if the Sox ever intend to do that... At least when the Cub fans invade the cell. :D:

The Hawks have been doing that for years. The ushers hold up little stop signs.

Whitesox029
02-01-2008, 03:19 PM
Section 122, Row 18(formerly known as Row 16 before the recoloring), seats 1-4.
A friend of the family has season tickets there, so 85% of the games I go to I watch from there. I honestly feel like I am at home when I'm at Sox park, more so than a lot of other places, including my dorm room my entire freshman year of college.