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Shaded Seats at Lynn Family Stadium

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Lynn Family Stadium is an open-air soccer stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. It serves as the home ground for Louisville City FC and Racing Louisville FC. Louisville has a warm climate, with hot summer days and high humidity, so soccer fans should pay close attention to the seats they choose. Fans attending matches at Lynn Family Stadium can use this guide along with the stadium’s seating chart to identify best shaded seats at Lynn Family Stadium.

Where are the seats in the shade and sun at Lynn Family Stadium?

Typically, shaded seats at Lynn Family Stadium are situated:

  • Along the south sideline

Conversely, sunny seats are primarily found:

  • Along the north sideline
  • Behind the goal lines

Matches at Lynn Family Stadium start at different times throughout the season. Games for both teams sometimes start as early as 1:00 PM, occasionally at 4:00 PM and as late as 8:00 PM. Louisville is known for its summer heat and humidity and because of the location in the eastern time zone evening matches in the summer kickoff well before sunset.

Lynn Family Stadium Orientation to the Sun

The stadium’s northwest-to-southeast orientation means the sun is almost directly above the east goal line at noon. Over the course of the afternoon the sun descends behind the south side of the stadium. It eventually sets behind the west goal line.

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

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Seats in the Sun and Shade at Afternoon Lynn Family Stadium Matches

Lynn Family Stadium features a U-shaped design that opens on the northwest end. Its seating curves around the pitch, topped with a uniquely shaped roof that is said to resemble a Kentucky bourbon barrel. With a smaller capacity than many other professional soccer stadiums, it offers fans an intimate, up-close atmosphere to enjoy the action.

During early afternoon games, shaded seats are typically those under cover. On the south sideline, sections 201-210 are the best bet for shade, thanks to the roof that extends over these stands. Seats pitchside in sections 101-111 may start in the sun but will become shaded by mid-afternoon as the sun shifts position in the sky. On the north sideline, upper-level sections 219-228 may see the higher rows shaded early in the day. However, as the afternoon progresses, the sun will begin to reach more rows, starting from those closest to the pitch and moving upwards.

The sunniest seats are on the lower north sideline, particularly in sections 119-128. Behind the east goal line, sections 212-216 are mostly exposed to the sun during the afternoon because of the sun’s angle. The Waterfront Supporters Section on the west side of the stadium will also be sunny for much of the afternoon, though the shadow casted by the scoreboard can provide some relief.

Afternoon shadows on the pitch and stands at Lynn Family Stadium

By mid-afternoon seats on the north sideline (where the photo is taken) are in the sun, while seats on the south sideline (opposite side of the pitch) are shaded.
Carrie Hanrahan / Alamy Stock Photo

Seats in the Sun and Shade at Evening Lynn Family Stadium Matches

By early evening, the south sideline is reliably shaded. However, Lynn Family Stadium has a unique aspect among soccer venues. Since the northwest side of the stadium is open, sunlight can shine through from this direction, as there’s no stadium structure to block the sun’s rays. Sections 107-111 and 206-210 are the best choices for those looking to avoid the sun. Sideline sections closer to the west goal line may experience a blast of sun late in the day as the sun moves around that part of the sky.

North sideline sections 119-128 will remain sunny for much of the evening until dusk. Fans with sensitive eyes should exercise caution when selecting seats in upper-level sections 219-228, as these areas will be exposed to the sun the longest. Corner sections 217-219 may also face directly into the sun during the hour or so before sunset.

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