“Everyone’s got their own criteria,” Aces general manager Rick Parr said. It’s true. Getting the “best seat,” as Hubert was looking for, does not top everyone’s list. Finances come into play, with tickets for the 72 home games ranging from $1,800 to $576. But securing an aisle seat, or the proximity to restrooms and concessions, can be top concerns. Others want to be behind the screen, either for the safety of themselves or their children, while still others want to be in the foul-ball hot spot.This is a subject that fascinates me, because just about everyone I know feels differently about where, generally speaking, the "best" seats are. I'm a behind home plate guy, but I have a good friend who insists on being down the lines and up a bit. When going cheaper, some people I know enjoy the hell out of a bleacher seat, while others will willingly go up 25 stories as long as they're behind the action in foul territory.
Earlier this week, Mario Domini secured four seats, which he said will often be used for business purposes, in the home-plate premium section in part because of the in-seat wait service. Some fans don’t care how far down the first- or third-base line they sit as long as they’re in the front row. But that’s not for Hubert. “I’ve gone to a number of major league parks, and the best seats always were the ones behind home plate,” he said . . .
. . . Terri Knutson did not take much longer than the Huberts to select her seats. She pounced when she saw that two seats 12 rows up on the aisle behind the Aces’ third-base dugout were available. “I got exactly what I wanted,” said Knutson of Carson City. “It’s a good place to view the baseball game. It’s where I sit when I go to Giants games.”
All things being equal, where do you like to be?