From the ratings submitted, Seat Blocks at First Direct Arena have been given an average rating of 3.8 out of 5. This is how our site users rate the seat blocks at First Direct Arena. Seat block 218 gets the best rating at First Direct Arena. Click for more information.
The First Direct Arena is the first to have a purpose built fan-shape design with a contemporary and innovative layout where all seats face the performance area in the UK.
Arenas usually have four sides of seating around a sports pitch, which is not ideal. First Direct Arena has one large super-theatre seating bowl that emanates from the stage, with all seats facing the stage.
The fantastic design of First Direct Arena offers every spectator a perfect view of centre stage regardless of the seat location. The maximum distance from centre stage of 68 metres as opposed to 95-110 metres at traditional arenas. Being purpose built, First Direct Arena has one of the best acoustic experience of any large arena venue in the country.
If you're looking for the best seats at First Direct Arena, head for the front rows in the floor area and lower level blocks. Blocks A B C D and E are directly in front of the stage, so you're guaranteed a great view, unless someone tall sits in front of you. For some events, the floor area can be expanded by the removal of the floor blocks leaving a large area for standing. There are 3 levels of tiered seating blocks, which fan outwards from the stage. These get higher the further back you get. Row Z being furthest back. Seats are numbered in ascending order from left to right. All block seating numbers start from 1. Each row may contain varying numbers of seats. The tiered seating closest to the stage is level 1, numbered 101-109. The rows are numbered from A to Z where available. Level 2 blocks are slightly further back and higher up and are numbered 210-220. Before we get to the next seating level, we reach the suites, which are numbered from 1 - 24. Finally, we reach seat level 4 which are numbered 321-333. Check out the First Direct Arena seating plans for more information.