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#1 Posted on 27.9.05 2156.32
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I was going to post this in the Wrestling area but I thought this would fit better in the Random area. I also considered the One Question topic but technically I have two questions.

Taboo Tuesday will be at the San Diego Sports arena (iPayOne Center). Iíve gone to all the WWE events held in San Diego and settled for either Ticketmasterís bad selections or getting ripped off from online ticket agencies.

Tix go on sale this Saturday (at 10:00?) and I am off this weekend. How early should I go to the box office in order to get good seats. Of course Iím interested in ring side seating but donít think itís very likely to happen. What is the best bet if I want seats ranging from ringside to floor? If you are not sitting ringside is it worth to sit at the floor level with all the signs? Are the bad seats all that bad, I sat first row in the upper deck for the Edge / Eddie ladder match (awesome match) and remember enjoying the match immensely even at that altitude.

Back to the point

From your own experience(s), how early should I arrive at the box office to purchase good seats and are those good seats actually worth the monetary value? (Money is not an issue but at the same time I am cheap bastard).
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#2 Posted on 29.9.05 1746.04
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If you're not sitting in the first few rows, I wouldn't bother getting a seat on the floor at all. I'm 6'2" and had to strain to see just about anything from my seat in the tenth row for a SmackDown at Conseco Fieldhouse. The 5'3" guy who was with me was pretty well screwed.

My recommendation to you is to get a seat up in the stands someplace. You'll be able to see more, and won't feel like you got ripped off. (Or, at least, if you do feel like you got ripped off, it'll be because of the quality of the card, not because of the quality of the seats.)

Ten, twelve rows up in the stands I found to be pretty ideal.
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#3 Posted on 30.9.05 1509.14
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I got a second row tic to Starrcade (I think) 2001 and it was miles away from sitting ringside, but the same price. Also, with ringside or floor seats, avoid the corner where the cameramen set up, because they're going to be in the way a lot (and you'll never get your sign on TV). If you go from the walkway, it's usually the near right corner. I'm not about that though - watch a RAW and see from what perspective all the floor shots seem to come from. Avoid that corner - that's the tech corner.

Always go for the best seats in any given price range, and always avoid the worst of the expensive seats.
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#4 Posted on 1.10.05 1935.22
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I always try to find out what the floorplant layout of the show is...and then pick from there. I like to see the big screens (titantron, or whatever) clearly in case I miss anything that can't be seen from my angle.

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#5 Posted on 1.10.05 1950.46
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I love the first row off the floor (sometimes on risers, sometimes actual seating. You're far enough above the floor seating so that you don;t have to stand when everyone else does, still pretty close to the action and if you're lucky enough to get the seats I usually do will be right across from the Titan Tron so that you'll be able to see anything you might possibly miss.
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#6 Posted on 2.10.05 1738.34
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ended up with first row of lower level (first row above floor). Floor was available but I went with recommendations (from here) and gut. Thanks for the help fellas. I've sat similar seats a few row backs before and enjoyed it so this should be fun.

Now If everybody can just vote for good matches I'll be extra happy!
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