Shane Ryan of Grantland on going to sporting events:
As such, I’ve had to become a seat-poacher. Say what you will about my integrity or basic decency, but it’s a title I embrace. I’ve even devised a comprehensive system, guaranteed to get you into the best seats at no cost, and today I’d like to share it with you. The tips and tricks that follow have been tested for five years against the stern ushers of two Yankee Stadiums, and I’m happy to report a success rate near 100 percent.
Ryan’s complete guide is deep and creative. Nothing angers me more than ushers shooing you away from empty seats because your seat is two sections over, even if it’s in a different price range. As a season ticket holder, I have no beef with fans moving closer if the seats are empty, as long as they move if someone is in their seat and do so in a timely manner.
If you are looking for tips for how to move a bit closer, and are willing to cross some ethical boundaries, check this out.