Select Page

SoFi Stadium Seats in Sun & Shade

We may earn a commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, after using a link on this article. Please read our disclosure for more info.

SoFi Stadium is a state-of-the-art sports venue in Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. It serves as the home field for both the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers during the NFL season and hosts are a variety of other concerts and international soccer games throughout the year. Southern California is famous for its excellent climate, but it can get quite warm, especially during early-season games. The stadium features a translucent canopy which lets the sun’s rays shine through. Fans sensitive to the sun should use this guide to find the shaded seats at SoFi Stadium.

Where Are the Seats in the Shade and Sun at SoFi Stadium?

Generally speaking, shaded seats at SoFi Stadium are located:

  • West Sideline: Shaded on the Chargers’ home side of the field
  • South End Zone: Seats behind the end zone are in the shade

Conversely, seats in the sun at SoFi Stadium can be found:

  • East Sideline: Sun shines on the Rams’ home side of the field
  • North End Zone: Sunny when sun shines through the roof

SoFi Stadium is unique in being one of only two NFL venues shared by two teams. In Los Angeles, the Chargers and Rams have locker rooms on opposite sides of the stadium, meaning there is no universal “home” and “away” side as you might find in most other venues. Specifically, the Chargers are on the west sideline, and the Rams are on the east sideline.

Most games at SoFi Stadium start around 1:00 PM. However, prime-time “night” games usually kick off in the 5:00 PM hour to accommodate the TV schedule for viewers on the East Coast. Concerts are usually scheduled for later afternoon or early evening.

SoFi Stadium’s Orientation to the Sun

SoFi Stadium is oriented from northwest to southeast. By noon, the sun is high in the sky near the southern end zone. Over the course of the afternoon, it shifts and eventually sets behind the Chargers’ home side, near the northern end zone.

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

Where to Buy Tickets

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing site for the Chargers and Rams. It is also where you can buy Verified Resale tickets. Season ticket holders may also list unused seats on SeatGeek and Stubhub so consider checking all for prices and availability.

Seats in the Sun and Shade at Early Afternoon Chargers and Rams Games

SoFi Stadium is equipped with a translucent canopy that shields against rain but still lets the sun in. Another unique feature is the massive oval-shaped video board suspended over the field. It’s so large that it casts shadows over both the stands and the playing field, although it does not reliably provide shade throughout an entire game.

For early afternoon games, most seats will be in the sun at kickoff as the sun shines through the roof. However, an increasing number of sections will move into the shade as the game progresses. For shade, your best bet lies on the west (Chargers’) side, in sections C106-C117, 212-227, and 315-331. Be cautious when selecting bleacher seats in the 400 or 500 levels; even on the Chargers’ side, you may not escape the sun’s rays. Unlike other NFL stadiums with opaque canopies covering upper-level sections, SoFi Stadium’s translucent roof permits sunlight to penetrate all around the upper levels.

Seats on the east (Rams’) side will largely remain in the sun for the majority of an early afternoon game. Sections C126-C137, 202-238, 303-342, 434-451, and 530-550 will generally be sunny unless you’re seated in one of the very back rows directly beneath the level above. Club level seats on the Rams’ side may receive shade but probably only during the last quarter of the game, if at all.

The translucent canopy at SoFi Stadium allows sun to shine through. The videoboard casts shadows on the field and stands but shouldn’t be counted on for shade.
Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire

Seats in the Sun and Shade at Late Afternoon Chargers and Rams Games

While the Chargers and Rams almost never have true “night” games due to the NFL’s national television schedule, fans attending late afternoon games or concerts will still be interested in the location of shaded seats. Seats on the west (Chargers’) side of the field will likely remain in the shade for the entire game.

On the east (Rams’) side, shade will start to affect the seats closest to the field first and then move upward. It will first reach the 100 club level, followed by the 200, 300, and 400 levels. Seats in the 500 level will be the last to receive shade, so bring sunglasses if you plan to sit up there.

Ready to Get Your Chargers and Rams Tickets?

Use the individual game links or click or tap here to see an upcoming list of games at SoFi Stadium.