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Seating views for Winter Classic

Posted on: January 2, 2012 2:25 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2012 7:27 pm

By: Adam Gretz

PHILADELPHIA -- Tickets to the NHL's Winter Classic are a lot of money. It's probably the most sought after ticket on the NHL's regular season schedule, and whether you're buying them at face value or off the second-hand market you're going to spend a large amount of coin.

Depending on where you're sitting in the stadium, your view of the game may not be all that great, especially when compared to your usual views inside an NHL arena. Of course, that's one of the drawbacks to putting an ice rink in the middle of a venue that wasn't designed for watching hockey.

I can't speak for the views in Buffalo, Chicago or Boston in recent years, but based on last year's game in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, and this year's game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, the upper deck is most definitely the best seat in the house for actually having a good view of the ice.
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Seats on the lower level, especially towards the front rows, offer almost no view of the ice. The higher up you are, the better. The best seats in Philadelphia seem to be located in one of three areas: The upper deck at center ice (or what would be directly behind home plate on a baseball layout) and in the upper directly behind either goal. 

Before Monday's game between the Rangers and Flyers, I took a walk around the stadium and snapped some photos from the different setions, as seen in the video posted above. 

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