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Shaded Seats at Angel Stadium

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Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, stands as the home of the Los Angeles Angels. Located about 30 miles south of Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium receives plenty of Southern California heat and sun, especially during baseball season. Fans coming to see the Angels play would be wise to keep the sun and shade in mind when selecting tickets. This guide will help identify the best Angel Stadium shaded seats.

Where are the shaded seats at Angel Stadium?

As a general rule, the seats in the shade at Angel Stadium are located:

  • Behind Home Plate: Shaded during afternoon and evening games
  • 3rd Base Line: Shaded in the late afternoon and evening
  • Terrace Level: Covered rows are shaded

For the 2024 season, most Angels games are day games starting at 1:07 p.m. or evening games starting at 6:38 p.m. The early start times for evening games mean many innings will take place before dark. For specific information about seating sections at different start times, please continue reading.

Angel Stadium Orientation to the Sun

Angel Stadium is oriented with home plate facing northeast. In the morning, the sun rises over center field, gradually moves toward home plate by mid-day, and ultimately sets behind the 3rd base stands near the left field foul pole. This configuration makes the 3rd base side the “shade side” and the 1st base side and outfield the sunny spots.

The graphic below shows the approximate location of the sun throughout the day on July 1st (halfway through the MLB season).

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Seats in the Shade at Angels Afternoon Games

At the start of a 1:07 p.m. game at Angel Stadium, the sun is positioned high above home plate. The best chance for finding shade is in the back rows of sections, particularly in the 400-level and 500-level near home plate. Terrace level (200-level) seats in foul territory, benefit from an overhang, offering protection from the sun. However, fans seated in the 100-level close to the field on both base lines will likely find themselves in the sun at the game’s outset. Outfield seats and those near both foul polesĀ  offer no respite from the sun.

As the day progresses, the sun will gradually shift toward the 3rd base side, bringing a bit more shade to fans seated along the 3rd base line. The farther back your seats from the field, the higher your chance of being in the shade. Most 100-level seats stay sunny for significant portions of a day game. The majority of seats along the 1st base line, except for those under cover in the 200-level and certain areas of the upper deck, are sunny throughout the game. Sections 132-135 and 236-249 are particularly exposed during early afternoon games.

Seats in the Shade at Angels Evening Games

In Southern California, the sun typically sets by 8:00 p.m., even during the summer. However, the Angels start their games early at 6:38 p.m., meaning several innings are played in daylight. At first pitch the sun will be positioned behind the 3rd base side of the stadium, keeping most fans along the 3rd base line shaded, regardless of their proximity to the field. Fans along portions of the 1st base line, especially those closer to home plate, will also enjoy favorable conditions. The sunniest seats are located behind the right field wall and near the right field foul pole in sections 132-135, where fans will face the sun until it sets around 8:00 p.m.

Shadows at Los Angeles Angels Stadium

For evening games, seats on the 3rd base line are shaded while seats on the 1st base line and right field are in the sun.
Credit: Angel Stadium by redlegsfan21 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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