This might be more random, so feel free to move if need be.
My father and I were looking into possibly getting tickets to a home Washington Redskins game this year (they face Philly on my birthday it appears), and there were plenty of seats on the lower levels (200s). Most of the available seats had the designation of being Obstructed view seats. I am kinda baffled by this. We have two theories on this:
1. Looking at the Google map of the stadium, there is a breezeway/walkway near each side of the edge of the 200 seats (221 to be specific). So I guess this thing can obstruct some of the higher seats in that section.
2. Since you are not all that much higher than the field, I'm guessing that the sideline visiting team can obstruct the view of plays that end up close to their sideline. I would think that we would be high enough to see over them, but maybe not?
Neither theory holds much water, so I wonder if people on here can tell me about how a view can be obstructed when nothing really seems to be obstructing anything.
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I've done obstructed view at the Q in San Diego, years ago. The second scenario was the one in play for my tickets.
I was down in the section close to the field near the opposing team on about the 40 yard line. You get a very interesting view of the game, but you don't see a lot of the action - there are about 100 6'5" guys between you and the playfield. You can see over them, but not very well.
You get an intereseting take on punts, kickoffs, and long passes. Running plays are harder to make out. Expect to look at the scoreboard a lot.
I dunno if you mean corner, 20 yard line-ish, or behind the bench' area - but this ginormous res Wiki pic of FedEx might give you a decent look at what to expect. Looks to me that 8th, 10th row might not be too bad. But there's a lot of people standing around the sidelines during a football game.
After a look at the photo, I now see that 221 would presumably be under that overhang, so that seems to be where most of the obstructed view comes in (along with the pillars that hold up the upper deck). Plus, I also think that Guru is right in that it would be hard to see over the sideline.
I thank you both. I see that our next plan might be to attempt to get 300 level seating, so you are not under the overhang and would be above the sidelines.
(edited by Torchslasher on 29.8.12 2230) "Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (facebook.com)
Also, they could...I don't know...actually EARN homefield advantage by being the BEST team. That's a thought. The Colts-Pats AFC Divisional Playoff "Game of the Week" recap on NFL Network is the best show on TV. I could watch it every day.