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No, I hear you.  And if that were the only info we had, I'd agree w/you.  But we have lots more info from many other venues that suggest differently.  Perhaps most tellingly, check out the San Diego venue website itself (not TM), and find the U2 map they have.  You'll see it's very different, and apparently not "in the round".

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Mike7man...I think you meant San Jose...not San Diego...and yes, that seating chart on the SAP site does show it as being an 'end stage', but why would they put 'This Concert is in the Round' on the Ticketmaster site for that same venue (SAP)?  

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Thanks for the clarification.  Excuse me, you're absolutely right--we're talking about San Jose.  And as to why the SAP venue map proper vs. the TM map for the same show appear to differ so much, good question!  Offhand, I trust the venue map way more--it's much more detailed, and almost looks like a copy of a schematic that U2 management sent them.  Anyway, I can say one thing, for sure--TM gets lots of things wrong.  For example, different venues (at first, and some still) had conflicting statements about what Credit Card Entry applied to (some said GA only, some reserved only, some both!).  The Boston Garden TM description still says (erroneously) that reserved tix are CCE (and does not say that GA is!).  Anyway, as we now know, it's only GA (and RZ).  But how do we know that?  Basically, only through folks actually buying the tix.  Not cool.  Plus, OK, San Jose TM said the show was in the round.  But--other TM descriptions at other venues don't mention that at all (like the Boston Garden info).  And hey, we know the show will have the same setup everywhere--it's not like it's going to be in the round in some places and not in others.  Stuff like this has been what's been driving me nuts!

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Just to add to the fun, I got on the Boston Garden website, and it describes the show as "end stage/concert", which means (if you look at their standard end stage map, they don't have a customized U2 map) that the main stage is indeed on the other side from the RZ.

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I just spoke with the box office at the United Center in Chicago and he said that the main stage is where the red zone is located.  So it seems the main stage is down by section 108, etc at the United Center.  That is why tickets in section 119 were only $95, I was told.  So the red zone is next to the main stage.  I've spoken with three people at the box office.

 

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This is what I know about Chicago:   sections 108 and 119 are where the disabled seats for lower level are located.  Seats in section 108 were $275 and seats in section 119 were $95.  The guy who sold me these seats has been doing it for a long time.  He's never been wrong with information he has given me.  I'm not saying quote him but they would not charge disabled people $275 to be on the lesser side of the venue when those on the other side only paid $95.   LMAO     This is soooooo much fun!!!  

Two weeks ago I did not even know they were gonna tour.  I thought it would be at least another year.  Now I am worrying about where my seats are.  In any event, I have seats in section 108 for one night and 119 for another so I'm set no matter.  I also have GAs for one night and am praying I can physically do it because I have wanted to do GAs for U2 forever.  I got a fractured skull trying with the Foo Fighters but I am fine. It was 110 degrees so I was a fool but I really wanted to see the Foo Fighters.  I somewhat remember Everlong but nobody sang there goes my hero as I was escorted out!  haha  

Perhaps it changes with each venue?  Couldn't they have the same setup but reverse it according to the individual venues?

It's a good thing I'm going to see The Head and the Heart in Chicago this weekend so I can forget about all of this!!!

I sure hope I can do GAs.  I can manage standing for the show but being in line all day is gonna be tough.  I used my code for GAs.  Here's praying it works!    This is so exciting!!!!!!!

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What would have been most helpful to us diehard fans is for a general description of plans for stage layout with our pre-sale info!  Could have been more informed then. I went from hearing about the tour one night, sleepless night checking phone for pre-sale code, palpitations, crashing computer on the morning, panic as I realised ticket sales were in local time ( I'm in UK and was buying for Germany so like an idiot missed out on 45 mins of opportunity by time I realised by getting timing wrong = more stress!!!). Anyway I can't stand for long due to health so have got seats one end for one show and one end for another at O2 so can't stress about it any longer!  Will try and put it out of my mind (hard) till next year!!! 

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I just spoke with the box office at the United Center in Chicago and he said that the main stage is where the red zone is located.  So it seems the main stage is down by section 108, etc at the United Center.  That is why tickets in section 119 were only $95, I was told.  So the red zone is next to the main stage.  I've spoken with three people at the box office.

 

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This is what I know about Chicago:   sections 108 and 119 are where the disabled seats for lower level are located.  Seats in section 108 were $275 and seats in section 119 were $95.  The guy who sold me these seats has been doing it for a long time.  He's never been wrong with information he has given me.  I'm not saying quote him but they would not charge disabled people $275 to be on the lesser side of the venue when those on the other side only paid $95.   LMAO     This is soooooo much fun!!!  

Two weeks ago I did not even know they were gonna tour.  I thought it would be at least another year.  Now I am worrying about where my seats are.  In any event, I have seats in section 108 for one night and 119 for another so I'm set no matter.  I also have GAs for one night and am praying I can physically do it because I have wanted to do GAs for U2 forever.  I got a fractured skull trying with the Foo Fighters but I am fine. It was 110 degrees so I was a fool but I really wanted to see the Foo Fighters.  I somewhat remember Everlong but nobody sang there goes my hero as I was escorted out!  haha  

Perhaps it changes with each venue?  Couldn't they have the same setup but reverse it according to the individual venues?

It's a good thing I'm going to see The Head and the Heart in Chicago this weekend so I can forget about all of this!!!

I sure hope I can do GAs.  I can manage standing for the show but being in line all day is gonna be tough.  I used my code for GAs.  Here's praying it works!    This is so exciting!!!!!!!

 

In my opinion, it makes more sense that Section 119 is cheaper because it is behind the Main stage albeit an open stage.  Section 108 will have a forward facing view and that's why they are more expensive.  Of course, I'm just guessing but that's what I think.  

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I agree.  At the very least, it's a serious possibility.  That is, 119 is less because it's behind the main stage; 108/109 are full price because they have full view.  Plus, if indeed there's a b-stage by the RZs, 108/109 (and that whole end) will have a great view of that as well.  Not only that, but if the main stage really were by the RZ, then 108/109 (at least 108) would be behind it--which makes no sense, since 108 is full price.  After all, if the main stage is at the 108/109 end, there's no way it'd be facing toward those sections, no?  If it did, then most of the arena would be behind the main stage, which makes no sense.

 

And there's no way they'll change the setup from venue to venue.  At least, they've never done that before.  Finally, it now sounds to you like the box office person you talked to didn't have direct knowledge of the stage setup, but rather (like we are now) was trying to deduce it from indirect evidence.

 

Anyway, I really hope you're able to do GA, since that's your goal!  And it's true, with you having seats on both ends, you'll have a great time no matter what.

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Just wanted to add the info from Ticketmaster next to RED ZONE(?), when you view the (?) you get the info below, which may support that the RED ZONE is not on the opposite end of the stage/cat walk, but more connected to the actual stage:

 

<<(RED) Zone Ticket gives you access to an exclusive VIP area directly adjacent to the Stage with special amenities and dedicated staff, all while raising money in support of (RED) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Exclusive features include barricaded area adjacent to the Stage; Extremely limited capacity; VIP Entrance to the venue; An opportunity to be selected for a pre show backstage tour; Access to the (RED) Zone refreshment stand.>>

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Elkesven...Thanks for that.  That supports my guess that the stage will be in the round and in the middle of most venues...but why the difference in prices from one end of the venue to the other?  It would be nice if they could clarify this whole thing.

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