Re: FAQ Answers Round 1: "I'm going to the game and i need advice on..."
Seating at GABP... tsj017 had a breakdown regarding how the rows were laid out - I printed it out at the time, but couldn't find it in a search. If tsj017 doesn't respond I think I can find it tonight and post.
Most seats on the 1st base side are in the shade for the start of the night games. 3rd base side, bleachers and terrace outfield are mostly in the sun with the beachers/LF terrace the last to find shade. The coolest spot (weather wise) is the view level mezzanine WC seats. Day games almost everyone is in the sun.
Smoker: the best spot to stand and still see the game would have to be the "patio" down the 1st base side bordering on the visitor's bullpen.
2013 Reds record when I'm attending: 13-5
2013 Dragons record when I'm attending:
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