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Shaded Seats at Credit One Stadium

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Credit One Stadium, located in Charleston, South Carolina, is a versatile multi-purpose outdoor venue primarily known for hosting the Charleston Open tennis tournament in the spring. As a tennis venue it is notable for its unique green clay court. During the summer, the stadium transitions into a concert venue, featuring a range of musical acts. Given Charleston’s reputation for heat and humidity, finding shade is crucial, whether attending a tennis match or a concert. This guide will help visitors pinpoint the best shaded seats at Credit One Stadium.

Where Are the Seats in the Shade and Sun at Credit One Stadium?

Generally, shaded seats at Credit One Stadium are located:

  • Baseline, South Side: Covered seats shaded all day
  • Sideline, West Side: Shaded during late afternoon and evening

During the Charleston Open, tennis matches start as early as 11:00 AM. Summer concerts at the stadium are typically scheduled for early evening. However, during the longest days of the year, sunset in Charleston isn’t until after 8:30 PM. For detailed information on shaded sections at various match or concert start times, please continue reading.

Credit One Stadium Orientation to the Sun

The orientation of Credit One Stadium is north-to-south, which means that around 1:00 PM, the sun is almost directly overhead. As the afternoon progresses, the sun moves to the west side of the stadium, eventually setting there. This orientation typically positions the west side as the “shade side” and the east side as the “sunny side.”

The graphic below shows the approximate location of the sun throughout the day during the first week in April.

Where to Buy Tickets

Ticketmaster is the official Box Office for the Charleston Open and most summer concerts. It is usually the best place to start your search for available seats. Additional ticket inventory may be available on resale websites like SeatGeek and Stubhub so we advise checking all for maximum access to tickets.

Seats in the Sun and Shade at Afternoon Credit One Stadium Matches

Credit One Stadium features a large roof that overhangs the south side of the venue. When it’s set up for concerts, this keeps the stage under cover. When it’s set up for tennis, it provides shade to those seated directly below in sections 108-110 during the first match of the day. Unfortunately, other sections will likely be sun-exposed during the early matches.

Around 2:00PM – 3:00 PM, the sun’s position changes, casting shade first on sections 111-112 and 207-208 in the southwest corner. Later in the afternoon, sections 113-117, 209-210, and 307-310 on the west side will also receive shade. During the Charleston Open, the 100 and 200 levels are reserved seating, while the 300 level offers general admission bleacher seating.

The most sun-exposed sections are on the north and east sides, specifically sections 106-120, 203-212, and 306-313. Southeast corner sections 107 and 204-205 may start in the shade but will become sunny as the day progresses.

Shadows on the court and stands at Credit One Stadium

Around lunchtime the sun is directly over the stadium and only seats under the south side roof are shaded. Later in the afternoon seats on the west side (bottom) will become shaded.
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Seats in the Sun and Shade at Evening Credit One Stadium Events

For Charleston Open night sessions, sun exposure is less of a concern since the sunset is around 7:40 PM in April. However, for summer concerts, with sunsets after 8:30 PM, choosing a shaded seat is important.

By evening, most sections on the south, west, and north sides will be shaded or quickly become so. Sections 108-123, 207-214, and 307-315 are good choices for avoiding the sun. For concerts, pit and floor sections will likely start the show in the shade, though sections on the west side will find shade a bit sooner than those on the east.

On the east side, the sun will move up the stadium from bottom to top. Lower sections like 101-107 will be shaded first, followed by 201-204. Sections 302-306 on the upper level will have the sun in their faces the longest, making them the least desirable for shade seekers.

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