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Old 08-07-2018, 02:48 PM
 
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I’m taking my wife to see the Beyonce/Jay Z concert at Benz Stadium later this month. This is our first visit to the new stadium.

For those of you who have attended concerts here, where do you recommend sitting? Do you think it’s better to sit in the lower (100) level, or the 200 level? Is it better to get seats facing the stage directly from a distance (aka end zone seats), or on the side of the stage (aka 40-50 yard line seats)?

The front row seats directly in front of the stage are out of our budget. But we’d be open to pretty much anywhere else. Appreciate any insight.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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Sit near Gate 1 which the next to Vine City MARTA station. Everyone else gets on/off at the CNN Station so to avoid the big crowd sit near that area
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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And also don't forget that stadium shows suck no matter where you sit. They're just not ideal concert venues.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:07 PM
 
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And also don't forget that stadium shows suck no matter where you sit. They're just not ideal concert venues.
I agree with you. I paid 100 bucks a ticket for nosebleed tickets for Taylor Swift at Mercedes Benz. My wife is real excited but trying to tell her the sound will probably be mediocre. The last stadium show I saw was U2 at the Georgia Dome in 1992 and have not been to one since.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:21 PM
 
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I paid 100 bucks a ticket for nosebleed tickets for Taylor Swift at Mercedes Benz
You're just going to end up watching Taylor Swift on a big TV screen, like you could at home...probably listening to an echoing version of her audio (but maybe they at least engineered this stadium for decent acoustics, I don't know).

But I mean, I can't argue with what you did. You've got to make the wife happy, even when you know it's going to be a waste of time.

Even though I really wanted to see Metallica, when I found out it was as SunTrust Park, I was like, "no, thanks."

I'd be interested in hearing if they somehow designed Mercedes Benz stadium for being better at hosting concerts. The Georgia Dome was abysmal, for sure.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:06 AM
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If you can't be way up front, or at the very front of a section, it doesn't matter where you sit. Going cheap is just as good.

Example: We paid a sh-it-ton for Fleetwood Mac tickets. The seats were in the first raised section after the floor (End Zone seats), and absolutely sucked. Cramped and uncomfortable. Like bleachers at a little league game, except with less seating and leg room, and slobs crawling on you the whole time. Conversely, we had the cheapest seats possible and sat five rows from the roof for Pearl Jam (maybe something like 3/4 of the way downfield), and were more satisfied with our experience than we were at Fleetwood Mac. We had room to spread out and the sound was fine (by arena/stadium standards). For 1/10 the price. You'll be watching a jumbo-tron anyway, so why waste the money?
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:56 AM
 
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I have only been to one concert at Mercedes Benz and we had floor seats - awful acoustics and super uncomfortable. You are sitting in "church basement folding chairs" that are tied together. You never get that feeling of hearing everyone singing along because the rest of the crowd noise is going over your head rather than coming from behind and around you.

I have also been to a concert at Suntrust Park and really enjoyed that venue! The sound and visuals were great and it seems like it will be a strong, outdoor venue option.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Back from the Taylor Swift concert. All my doubts about Mercedes Benz stadium acoustics were blown away. The acoustics were great. We sat in section 324 which is almost directly in front of the stage. I was asking some guys that worked there what they did to fix the acoustics. They were telling me Garth Brooks brought his own sound system on top it being the first concert at MBS. Was really surprised at how good the show sounded.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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They were telling me Garth Brooks brought his own sound system on top it being the first concert at MBS. Was really surprised at how good the show sounded.
All large tours carry their own sound system.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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Half the stadium emptied out for Garth well before the show was over and those were some high dollar seats that MB Stadium couldn't care less about. Good luck.
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