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M&T Bank Stadium Seats in Sun & Shade

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M&T Bank Stadium is a top-tier NFL stadium located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Originally called Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards, it serves as the home field for the Baltimore Ravens and is one of the best venues to watch live NFL football. Maryland experiences a variety of weather conditions, and even the fall can be hot and humid. As an open-air venue, it’s important for fans to know the location of seats in the shade, especially during the warmer months at the beginning of the Ravens season.

Where Are the Seats in the Shade and Sun at M&T Bank Stadium?

Generally speaking, shaded seats at M&T Bank Stadium are:

  • South Sideline: Shaded on the Ravens’ home side of the stadium
  • Southwest Corner: Shade in this corner of the stadium near the west end zone

Conversely, seats in the sun at M&T Bank Stadium can be found:

  • North Sideline: Sunny on the away team’s side of the stadium
  • East End Zone: Plenty of sun behind this end zone

Games at M&T Bank Stadium usually kick off at 1:00 p.m., sometimes in the 4:00 p.m. hour, and occasionally after dark for NFL Sunday Night or Monday Night games. For specific details about sections and start times, continue reading.

M&T Bank Stadium Orientation to the Sun

M&T Bank Stadium is oriented in a slightly offset northwest-to-southeast direction. By noon, the sun is high in the sky near the eastern end zone. Over the course of the afternoon, it dips down behind the home field side of the stadium and eventually sets near the western end zone.

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

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Seats in the Sun and Shade at Early Afternoon M&T Bank Stadium Games

The orientation of M&T Bank Stadium makes identifying seats in the shade and sun relatively straightforward. If you’re seeking shade, opt for a section on the south (home) side of the stadium. Sections 119-134, 221-233, and 520-533 are on the shaded side of the field. However, be cautious when choosing a seat in the upper levels, as M&T Bank Stadium lacks a canopy above the upper deck, so you may feel the sun on the back of your neck for the first quarter or so.

Seats on the north (visitor’s) side of the stadium will largely remain in the sun for the majority of an early afternoon game. Sections 100-105, 148-153, 200-205, 248-253, 500-506, and 547-553 will be mostly sun-soaked unless it’s a cloudy day. Sections behind both end zones are also likely to be in the sun for much or all of an early day game. If you prefer to sit behind an end zone, you’ll have better luck finding shade in the corners closer to the home side.

Shadows on the stands at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore

Choose a seat on the home (south) side of the stadium if you’re looking for shade and the visitor (north) side of the stadium if you want sun.
Credit: Raven vs Jaguars Game by Maryland GovPics (CC BY 2.0)

Seats in the Sun and Shade at Late Afternoon Games at M&T Bank Stadium

For games that kick off after 4:00 p.m., you’ll find a large number of seats in the shade. In addition to the south (home) side of the stadium, both end zones will be shaded by this hour. On the north (visitor’s) side of the stadium, shade will start to cover the seats closest to the field first and then move upward. It will initially reach the 100-level, followed by the 200-level, and finally the 500-level. Be cautious when choosing a nosebleed seat on this side of the stadium and bring sunglasses. You might be staring directly into the sun for at least part of the game!

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