Yesterday my family had first row seats in section 224 at Wrigley Field. Sounds like great seats, nobody in front of you to block your view. Think again.
There’s a busy walkway in front of the first row where people constantly walk. The first row seats are elevated, but not enough. The heads of the walking people over 5′ 5″ block the view of the field. Which is alright if the people keep moving. But there was an usher in front of us for section 123. He asked every person for their tickets before entering his section. So people stood there–blocking our view–to find their tickets.
Although it was humorous to see people who were trying to get into the section that didn’t have tickets. They would stand there for a couple seconds pretending to try to find their tickets, but then give up. At that point my brother and I would yell out, “busted!” and the guilty party would usually smile and walk away.
Don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful to get these tickets (especially since they were value tickets), and front row is nice. But just a guide, at Wrigley Field if the front row has a busy walkway in front of it, you might want to opt for 2nd or 3rd row tickets.