Shaded Seats at Dignity Health Sports Park

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Dignity Health Sports Park is an open-air stadium in Carson, California. It is the home field for the LA Galaxy of MLS. The Los Angeles area is characterized by its warm and sunny climate, especially during the summer months. Fans attending soccer matches should use this guide along with the stadium’s seating chart to select the best shaded seats at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Where are the seats in the shade and sun at Dignity Health Sports Park?

Typically, shaded seats at Dignity Health Sports Park are located:

  • Along the west sideline

And the sunny seats are predominantly found:

  • Along the east sideline
  • Behind the north goal line

Matches at Dignity Health Sports Park usually kick off in the evening, though some start early in the day. Southern California is known for its year-round warmth and sun. During the summer months evening games kickoff well before sunset.

Dignity Health Sports Park Orientation to the Sun

Dignity Health Sports Park is oriented in a north to south direction. By 1:00 PM the sun is high in the sky above the south goal line. Over the course of the afternoon the sun dips down behind the stadium to the west and eventually sets closer to the north goal line.

The graphic below shows the approximate location of the sun throughout the day on July 1st.

Seats in the Sun and Shade at Afternoon Dignity Health Sports Park Matches

Dignity Health Sports Park features an oval-shaped design with seating that encircles the pitch. Large roofs cover the sideline seats, but sections behind the goal lines are exposed to the elements.

For 1:00 PM games, shaded seats are located directly under the roof. On the west sideline, sections 107-115 are predominantly shaded. The roof significantly extends over the stands, ensuring most seats on the west sideline, except those closest to the pitch, begin the match in the shade. Pitchside seats will receive shade by mid-afternoon as the sun moves westward. On the east side, upper-level sections 226-238 typically enjoy shade early in the day. However, as the afternoon advances, the sun will begin to affect more rows, starting from those nearest the pitch and extending upwards.

The sunniest seats are found on the lower east sideline, particularly in sections 128-136. Behind the south goal line, sections 101-104 and 139-142 are mostly sun-exposed during the afternoon due to the absence of a roof or cover. Sections 118-125, which include supporters’ standing sections, also face direct sunlight.

Afternoon shadows on the pitch and stands at Dignity Health Sports Park

By late-afternoon seats on the west sideline (left) are in the shade, while seats on the east sideline (across the pitch) are still sunny.
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Seats in the Sun and Shade at Evening Dignity Health Sports Park Matches

By early evening, the entire west sideline and areas behind the goal lines will be shaded. On the east sideline, sections 128-136 will stay sunny until the sun is sufficiently low to be obstructed by the stadium structure. Fans in sections 226-238, especially those sensitive to sunlight, should anticipate facing the sun for a portion of the match.

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