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It would be impossible to relocate all of the fans affected, I'm surprised those seats are still being sold at that price to fan club members.  http://mistressofallevil.blogspot.com/2009/09/in-which-i-bitch-about-soldier-field.html

That is why I say get there as early as possible.  Many people will not ask to be relocated. It was not necessary at Soldier Field but if this happens...I ask politely.  If they do not I ask a little less politely.  If not even less until I demand it. I've only had to demand it a couple times and never in Chicago.  If the ticket does not say obstructed view...you have a right to a seat where your view is not obstructed or a refund.  That is the law.  That being said, I have seen and dealt with a man who has stacks and stacks of tickets.  He has them for issues such as this in addition to other reasons.  For the 360 tour I watched as people got up and went up and came back and sat in the rows in front.  I literally watched it happen. I was the first to do this and we got on the aisle in the front row of my section which was right next to the stage. The next person who asked sat next to us and it continued.  I cannot say this will happen.  All I can say is it did, so don't lose hope.  Not everyone in those seats is going to see what I'm writing nor will they know what to do so they will sit in those bad seats.  I can't say enough good things about the staff at Soldier Field.  It may be that this is not an issue.  I fear it may so I say get there early and if it is bad...you stand the best chance and I think you are gonna be pleasantly surprised based on what I watched in the past.  Soldier Field has big shows all the time.  They are gonna be prepared.

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  I have been to many shows at Soldier Field. There is a very bad overhang with 100 level seating.  The 200 level juts out over the last 5 or 6 rows.  It can affect one's view and sound quality. For the 360 tour...when we sat down we could not see but 1/4 of the stage.  Granted, it was a tad large. :)

  I am not one to just sit and deal with it.  If the ticket does not say obstructed view then one's view should not be obstructed.  I got all fired up ready to argue the fact and had no need.  Soldier Field is very accommodating.  The staff is excellent.  I asked an usher and was told where to go and to whom I should speak. 

  I was put in the first row of our section and we were right by the stage.

My point:  If you already have seats where the overhang exists...don't freak out as I would be doing.  If you politely ask, you will be accommodated.

I am not an official spokesman for Soldier Field.  I speak with no authority but can speak from my experience. AGAIN...I cannot officially speak for Soldier Field. 

  The overhang is its worst on the side of the stadium where sections 104, 105, 106, etc. are located.  It is less severe on the other side.  My experience is that if one does not act entitled or aggressive or angry or bitchy...they will do everything they can to make it right for you.  Please don't use this to get better seats if you are under the overhang but can see and the sound is good. I've seen many do it only to return to the same seats.

  If you look on the map and see where the disabled dots are located in these sections...about five or six rows in front of that are the seats I highly suggest avoiding.  However, I'd rather be up front than way back no matter.  It is a personal preference.

  My advice is get there early and check out your seats and address the issue as soon as you can.  I cannot give you his name but the man in charge is quite busy but they always call him and I wind up very happy if it is an issue.  Don't freak out if you already have those seats.

  Please remember those who are in the handicapped section and let them go first if applicable.  The staff will get to you.

  Good Luck.  May we all have a great view and safe travels. 

  Sorry I could not post this sooner.  I hope it helps.

                            GO BLACKHAWKS!  GO Packers!  I would not say that if the Bears were contenders.

Do you happen to know if the 400-level hangs over the 300-level. I'm in 332 for Chicago - last row. Also, my wife and I try to stand throughout the whole show, which is why we try to get last row seating as to not obstruct others' views. I noticed that my section has accessible seating behind - do you know if standing would obstruct the view of fans using wheelchairs at Soldier Field, or is the accessible section elevated enough? Thanks for any info you have!

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Here is a good link to show your section. It's 360 view scrool up and see the overhang

 

https://rukkus.com/venue/soldier-field-tickets/seat-views/

 

I hope this takes any worries away.

That's helpful - thank you.

 

I am sorry it took me so long to get in here to reply.  I did not look at the link but you will be looking down and not forward so I don't think you will have any issues. 

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The only tickets that I was offered in the 100s for Red Hill presale for Chicago 2 were the highest rows in section 104.  At least I learned here not to take those.  Unfortunate that in both Red Hill presales that upper rows of 104 and 105 were the only tickets made available to me for best available.

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The only tickets that I was offered in the 100s for Red Hill presale for Chicago 2 were the highest rows in section 104.  At least I learned here not to take those.  Unfortunate that in both Red Hill presales that upper rows of 104 and 105 were the only tickets made available to me for best available.

Me too, but I went ahead and ordered, since I hadn't read these posts before ordering!  I tried to do other tickets and it wouldn't let me, since RZ was already sold out.  Guess I'm screwed.  I don't wanna see U2 from a closet!

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I found this picture on Twitter by searching Soldier Field 105.  It looks pretty representative as it appears to be taken from a high row close to the aisle next to 104, which is where I am. 

 

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:angry:  :angry:  :angry:  :angry:  $303 for a ticket and this is what I get???   I am calling Ticketmaster tomorrow to ask for a refund.  If they won't, Amex is very good about cancelling charges if the product is unacceptable.

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