The Marcus Amphitheater seating chart helps me understand just where I will be sitting for every Summerfest show. The venue holds 23,000 people, and a good map can get you to your seat. Why not save yourself some time and use the map to get to where you are going?
This year, there are a few changes in the seating area. For many shows, there will be a pit right in front of the Marcus Amphitheater stage. Will the standing crowd block the view of those just behind it? I doubt it. There is a wheelchair accessible platform just to the right of the stage as well. This makes it easy for disabled rock and roll fans to get a great view of the bands.
When you look at your Marcus Amphitheater tickets, seat number one is always to the right. That means if you are sitting in section three, you want the low seat numbers. If you are sitting in section one, you want the higher seat numbers. Section two is the middle section, so it really doesn't matter what seat number you have.
The Milwaukee venue has a natural rise to it starting around row K. It helps to have that rise, so you can see above the heads of the people in front of you. I enjoy sitting around row X, which is roughly 23 rows from the stage, depending on the section you sit in. It is still close enough to see well, and the sound coming from the stage is great from that distance. Just behind you are eight rows of seats, then the walkway that separates the "red" section from the "yellow." It's an easy way to get to the concession stands and back to your seat.
The only area I have not sat in for a Marcus Amphitheater show is the bleachers. I have sat in on the lawn, and actually stood at the back of the venue. I sat in the yellow section number six, and got as close as section one, row K at Lollapalooza. As long as the weather is nice, and you are not too far over to the left or right, you are going to have a great view of the stage.