gmiller598, on 23 February 2015 - 10:20 PM, said:
I'll be honest. I live in Columbus and I am a Columbus Blue Jackets season ticket holder. I am in Nationwide Arena a lot. The set up on the seating chart looks like a standard end stage seating chart for concerts there. If by some chance there is any truth the moved the stage a few feet to add side seats and maybe squeeze in some more people on the floor, they would do so by adding seats at the back of the floor, not by adding rows in the front. It's not like they are permanent seats in a theater, they are folding chairs on a concrete floor. My row U will still be row U in wherever they choose to set up my almost $150.00 folding chair. People who bought VIP tickets guaranteeing them seats in the first 16 rows will still be in the first 16 rows.
This is true of floor seating. Its the side VIPs that are effected. I have two seating charts from Nationwide. The first one, the day I bought tickets and one that popped up later when I was snooping around for the mythical front row seats that pop up later. My seats in section 104 are a full section farther from the stage than when I bought them. I've been told two things. The "promoter" states the stage was moved, as well as the VIP sections, so the people who bought earlier are still the same distance from the stage. This is non-sense because my seats are still the same in the same section, which is now 20 some rows farther away. Nationwide tells me the stage wasn't moved but the two sections I now see were just not available to buy when I bought. ?huh? So I asked them if that's true, what about the two different seating maps. They stuttered around and couldn't answer. I have 4 expensive VIP tickets if anyone wants them.