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Best Stadium Seats [Buying Guide] in 2020

by Kellen Greene
Brawntide Stadium Seat with Back Support - Ideal Stadium Seat for Bleachers, Sport Events, Camping, Concerts, Thick Padding, Comfy Cushion, Arm Rests, Bleacher Strap, 4 Pockets (Black, Regular Size)
ALPS Mountaineering Weekender Seat, Rust
Foldable Stadium Seat for Bleachers – Deluxe Model High Backrest + Free Carry/Storage Bag– Water Resistant + Thick Padding +2 Drink Holders +Zipped Pocket (Blue, X-Large)
Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat
ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat
Smart Ideas for Life - Foldable Extra Large Stadium Seat for Bleachers
Brawntide Stadium Seat with Back Support - Ideal Stadium Seat for Bleachers, Sport Events, Camping, Concerts, Thick Padding, Comfy Cushion, Arm Rests, Bleacher Strap, 4 Pockets (Black, Regular Size)
Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat
ALPS Mountaineering Weekender Seat, Rust
ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat
Foldable Stadium Seat for Bleachers – Deluxe Model High Backrest + Free Carry/Storage Bag– Water Resistant + Thick Padding +2 Drink Holders +Zipped Pocket (Blue, X-Large)
Smart Ideas for Life - Foldable Extra Large Stadium Seat for Bleachers

Fun Fact: Did you know that the oldest stadium in use by an NFL team is the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which opened on May 1, 1923? Cool, huh? Well, every sports fan (especially American football fan) knows that the worst part of game season is the uncomfortable bleachers. What if we told you that Surf’n’Buy can fix that problem? We bring to you six of the best stadium seats on the market that you can take to really make this game season the best yet. Want to avoid that painful ‘bleachers back’? 

Keep reading to find the best stadium seats available in 2020 to solve the problem.

Top 6 Stadium Seats

1. Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat

Brawntide Stadium Seat with Back Support - Ideal Stadium Seat for Bleachers, Sport Events, Camping, Concerts, Thick Padding, Comfy Cushion, Arm Rests, Bleacher Strap, 4 Pockets (Black, Regular Size)
  • THICK SOFT CUSHIONING FOR ULTIMATE BACK SUPPORT - Say goodbye to those uncomfortable bleachers and benches. Our sports chairs are designed with 3 thick layers of foam and internal support straps, providing exceptional comfort and back support. Ideal for any outdoor events, beaches, parks, picnics, camping or even fishing trips.
  • ADJUSTABLE BLEACHER STRAP - No more worry about your seat toppling off your bleacher when you jump to cheer for your sports team or for your kids. Designed with an underside strap and buckle, it can be secured easily and quickly to most bleachers and benches. A great stadium seat for bleachers!
  • 6 RECLINING POSITIONS + 2 WIDTH SIZES - Like leaning back? Choose from 6 different reclining positions. Plus sit like a king with the choice of 2 seat widths, a comfortable 15" with armrests up, or a generous 20.5" with armrests down.
  • 4 CONVENIENT POCKETS, SHOULDER STRAPS AND WATER-RESISTANT - Need your possessions close at hand? The side zipper pockets can hold your drink & snacks, the armrest pocket is great for your phone and other valuables and the large rear pocket can be for everything else. Our portable chairs also come with shoulder straps for easy carrying and a water-resistant reinforced PVC base so whatever the ground conditions, your rear end will be kept dry and comfy.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - Rest assured, if you experience any problems with our stadium chairs for bleachers, you are backed by our 60 day money back guarantee and a 1 year manufacturer's warranty. Our mission at Brawntide is to provide the highest quality products at the most affordable prices.


The Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat wins the top spot for top quality and top value. This stadium seat offers three thick layers of foam so that you can sit comfortably the entire game and not feel a thing. Internal support straps and six reclining positions allow you to customize the level of support you need and adjustable bleacher straps make this seat suitable for all kinds of bleachers. No matter where you sit, you will be safe from slips and slides with the Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat. The waterproof outer layer keeps this seat protected from rain and four pockets to hold drinks, binoculars and snacks means you can keep everything you need at arm’s reach.


  • The highly adaptable design of the Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat makes it perfect for all users because you get to choose your level of support.
  • Three levels of foam ensure comfort throughout the entire match, no longer how long you’re sitting.
  • Adjustable straps help to keep this seat attached to all kinds of bleachers, so you can use it for school games and professional games alike.
  • The waterproof fabric and three layers of foam keep this chair dry and comfortable the entire match, just strap in and enjoy the game.
  • With four pockets, you can keep everything you need just a small reach away. No more riffling through bags for snacks and drinks, just set up and enjoy.
  • The chair folds down for easy transport and storage and weighs only 7 lbs. so it is easy to get from the car to the stadium without too much extra weight.
  • The waterproof material protects against spills and stains, making it easy to clean.


  • Some consumers have said that the back supports can sometimes give way.
  • The seat can slide around a little on bleachers when there is no back rest to attach it to and this can be a little dangerous.
  • The pockets are placed quite low in the chair, which can be a little inconvenient for some as you may have to bend to reach their contents.
  • The pockets are also not insulated, so cold drinks may warm up quickly on hot days.
  • This seat can be quite narrow for some users, luckily, there is a wider size available.

Need a chair that offers you premium comfort and support for longer games? The Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat is the perfect option for you. With three layers of foam, six different reclining positions and useful pockets on either side, this chair is made for game season to provide you with the highest level of comfort. The simple fold down feature makes it easy to store and t only 7 lbs. in weight, this chair is perfect for whole season. 

2. ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat

ALPS Mountaineering Weekender Seat, Rust
  • Lightweight and packable stadium seat/chair with webbing handles for easy transport
  • Webbing straps allows adjustment to your favorite sitting position
  • Features bottom webbing straps for easy attachment to bleachers or canoes, to ensure you stay in place
  • The Weekender has a back mesh pocket which works great for magazines and snacks
  • Dimensions: 17" W x 33" D x 0.5" Thick, Weight 21 oz., Color: Rust

Coming in at only 1.6 lbs., the ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat is the most lightweight chair in our guide. With bottom webbing straps, you can secure this seat to any stadium chair or bleacher and customize the seating position without the risk of slipping, perfect for those looking for a little extra support. A mesh pocket provides the perfect storage compartment for drinks and snacks so that you have everything you need at your fingertips.


  • The ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat is ultra lightweight and has two handles which meet when the chair is folded down to make it easy to transport and carry to every game.
  • The addition of a pocket means you can easily grab snacks and drinks as you enjoy your favorite team winning the game.
  • With different back positions, you can decide the level of support and comfort you want from this stadium seat.
  • The ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat is water resistant, making it ideal to protect you from damp bleachers.
  • The seat can simply be wiped with a damp cloth to wipe up any spills or clean off dirt, making it much easier to clean than other models.


  • The ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat offers very little in the way of padding, so may not be suitable for those who are looking to make stadium seats more comfortable.
  • The back of the seat is a little shorter than other models which can make it uncomfortable for taller users.
  • Some consumers have said the mesh pocket can be hard to reach and won’t support heavy weights.  This makes it unsuitable for heavy drinks bottles.
  • The base of the chair can hang over the edge of some stadium seats and due to the sturdiness of the support, this can be a little irritating for some.


If you are looking for a stadium seat which is lightweight and easily transportable, the ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat is the chair for you. With an adjustable back rest and attaching straps, this seat will give you everything you need in terms of comfort and security. The easy to clean material keeps you protected from wet seats and spills can quickly be wiped off to keep the seat sanitary. The mesh pocket is great for snacks so that you don’t have to think about anything except the game.

3. Smart Ideas for Life – Foldable Extra Large Stadium Seat for Bleachers

Foldable Stadium Seat for Bleachers – Deluxe Model High Backrest + Free Carry/Storage Bag– Water Resistant + Thick Padding +2 Drink Holders +Zipped Pocket (Blue, X-Large)
  • ULTIMATE COMFORT - High backrest (19.5”), extra thick soft padding (3") on seat cushion and armrests. The chair easily reclines into 5 positions. Standard size seat is 17" with armrest up and 23" without. For a smaller version check our Standard size Stadium Seat.
  • FOLDS INTO TWO, COMPACT & LIGHTWEIGHT - Weights only 8.5 Lbs. It has adjustable shoulder straps for ease of transport and extra free water proof zipped carrying bag.
  • STAYS IN PLACE & HOLDS EVERYTHING YOU NEED - With our new added strong hook, anti-slip water resistant PVC bottom and sturdy construction it will fit any type of bleachers wood or metal. 2 front pockets + Zipped side pocket for all your must-haves: cellphone, water bottle, coffee tumblers, keys and wallet.
  • EASY CARE - 600D thick waterproof oxford fabric for all those accidental spilling. Cleaning it is a breeze using a dry soft cloth or wipes.
  • TREAT YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES TO THE COMFORT YOU DESERVE! A small investment that will last a lifetime, backed with our no questions asked 30 days refund policy and 5 years warranty, it's a no brainer


For those who are looking to make stadium seats much more comfortable, the Smart Ideas for Life – Foldable Extra Large Stadium Seat for Bleachersoffers everything you need in terms of padding and support. A whopping 3 inches of padding gives you a seat you can sink into while five different reclining positions allow you to choose your most comfortable position.

This seat folds in half and weighs only 8.5 lbs., it also comes with a storage bag which can fit two chairs so that you can carry this, and even another seat with you to every match without even thinking about it. Waterproof fabric protects this chair from spills making cleaning a breeze with a damp cloth, and the two cup holders at the base of the arms make this seat perfect for outdoor events with drinks and snacks. The anti-slip PVC bottom keeps this chair in place, keeping you safe from slips and movement. 


  • The large amount of padding this chair gives provides the utmost comfort for stadium goers. 
  • The carry bag holds two seats, ideal for those going to the game with friends and family who want to benefit from the comfort and support this chair can provide.
  • Five different reclining positions let you pick the position which is most comfortable for you.
  • Convenient cup holders keep your drinks and snacks where you need them to be, right at your fingertips.
  • The waterproof fabric makes cleaning easy and protects from any mess coming from spilled drinks or dirty surfaces.


  • This seat doesn’t offer as much in the way of security as others on the market, as it doesn’t have attachment straps.  The PVC bottom may slip on wet surfaces or if the user moves a lot.
  • The chair is very large and will only fold in half, this can make it a little awkward to carry in busy areas.

The winner of Surf’n’Buy’s premium pick in stadium chairs is the Smart Ideas for Life - Foldable Extra Large Stadium Seat for Bleachers . This chair offers a high level of support and comfortability, as well as ease of carrying, transport and cleaning. If you are looking for a chair that does it all, you can’t get much better than this one. The non-slip PVC bottom removes the need to faff about with attaching and adjusting straps, you can simply unfold and get comfy.

4. Flash Furniture Ultra-Padded Seat

Flash Furniture Grandstand Comfort Seats by Flash with Ultra-Padded Seat in Black
  • Have a great game day toting this stadium chair with you at any event with bleachers. This bleacher seat offers unmatched support not found in other sporting event chairs. Don't forget this portable chair while attending your next graduation.
  • Folding stadium chair with 3" thick seat for bleachers, benches or ground seating at outdoor or indoor events
  • Carrying handle with grip, bleacher hook to secure to bench, rubber treads provide additional grip
  • Top Review: Game Changer - this seat feels like I'm sitting on a pillow compared to sitting on a hard cold basketball bleacher. I'm also pleased that the seat is higher than other seats. I can see over people while sitting in bleachers.
  • PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS >>> Overall Size: 18"W x 14"D x 18"H | Seat Size: 18"W x 12"D x 4.5"H | Back Size: 13.5"W x 13.5"H


The lightweight design of the Flash Furniture Ultra-Padded Seat and compact carrying handle with an attached grip makes sure that it is much easier to carry to and from the car. Rubber strips on the base of the chair prevent slipping while the built in bleacher hook pivots to attach to any bleacher, adding extra stability and making it safe to use for all sports fans. This seat can also support up to 500 lbs., so it is perfect for sports fans of all shapes and sizes. The three inch foam seat provides a high level of comfort so that you can enjoy the entire match without the dreaded threat of ‘bleacher back’.


  • Weighing only 7.6 lbs. this chair offers a high level of stability without any unnecessary weight.
  • The thick padding makes sure you don’t feel anything but excitement as you watch and cheer on your favorite team.
  • The high weight limit makes this chair perfect for all sports fans, no matter how big and tall.
  • The Flash Furniture Ultra-Padded Seat is one of the most secure on the market with rubber strips and an added built in bleacher hook, eliminating the need to wrangle with attachment straps underneath the bleachers.
  • The lightweight materials and folding feature make this chair easy to pack away and carry wherever you need to go.
  • The material is easy to clean without having to use a washing machine, simply wipe with a damp towel and allow to dry.


  • This chair is great for the user but can leave those sitting behind you with less legroom, which can be irritating for those around you.
  • The Flash Furniture Ultra-Padded Seat also adds a significant amount of height to the stadium seat and this can also annoy the person behind you, especially if you are tall.
  • This seat is a little on the heavier side, which may get irritating when carrying for longer periods of time.

For those who are looking for added stability as well as supreme comfort, the Flash Furniture Ultra-Padded Seat is an excellent stadium chair option. This chair provides a high level of comfort and convenience for all sports fans with its innovative design and high weight limit. There’s no need to figure out attaching straps and adjusting them, simply attach it to the bleacher by the hook and you can settle in. If you are looking for a convenient, comfortable and safe chair, this stadium chair is the one for you.

5. ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers

ONIVA - a Picnic Time Brand Ventura Reclining Stadium Seat, Navy
  • FIRST OF ITS KIND - Our original design, portable Ventura reclining stadium seat by ONIVA - Picnic Time brand, the first to change the stadium game!
  • FULLY LOADED - Durable polyester-covered padded cushion on a sturdy steel frame with water-resistant reinforced underside, so you an ACTUALLY feel comfortable at your stadium event
  • TAKE IT ANYWHERE - Folds flat and has adjustable backpack shoulder straps for easy transport and includes a zippered pocket; Opened-16 x 20 x 16 inches-Flat: 20 x 2 x 32 inches
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY-MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - Backed by the Picnic Time Family of Brands BUILT TO LAST Lifetime Guarantee
  • ADJUST IT TO PERFECTION - Chair adjusts to six different positions, with integrated armrests for maximum comfort; Invert the armrests to increase the width of the seat to 20 inches


With six different positions and innovative integrated armrests, you can adjust the ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers to your exact specifications. Don’t want the arm rests? Simply fold them down to provide extra width on the chair itself. This stadium seat weighs only 7 lbs. and folds completely in half and has an adjustable backpack so that you can carry it easily through crowded areas. The water resistant and reinforced underside protects you from damp bleachers and stays strong as you sit.  The polyester fabric and foam interior combine to make an extremely comfortable chair which is easy to clean after use.


  • The reinforced base won’t lose its shape as you sit, ensuring you have the highest level of comfort and support possible.
  • The lightweight materials and innovative ‘backpack chair’ design make the ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers easy to fold down, zip up and carry around, perfect for busy stadiums.
  • The easy to clean polyester exterior is easy to wipe off and keep clean.
  • With multiple reclining positions and adjustable armrests allow you to fit the chair to your exact needs.
  • This stadium seat folds down flat for easy storage in the trunk of a car or at home, without taking up too much space.


  • The base of the ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers doesn’t have any adjustment straps or rubber base, so it can slide around on the stadium seat if the user moves a lot.  This can pose a danger to some users.
  • It can be a little tricky to adjust the seating positions, as it is quite fiddly and some users may struggle.
  • The padding is not made from a breathable material and the padding can act as an insulator in hotter weather, which can become quite uncomfortable during long-term use.
  • The width of the backpack is more than the average size of a person’s back and this can make it a little awkward to walk around in very crowded areas.

The ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers offers a great deal of customization so you have full control over your stadium seat.  The innovative design simply zips up in one piece so there’s no need to carry around an extra bag in which to store the stadium seat. It also folds completely flat, making storage a dream. The arms can simply fold down to make a wider seat, which is ideal for those who want more support under the legs. If you are looking for a no mess no fuss stadium seat, the ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers is a great option.

6. Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat

Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat – Deluxe Outdoor Camping Reclining Waterproof Cushion Chair for Bleachers – Best 6-Position Back Support Picnic Bleacher Seats w/Extra Thick Padding
  • ENJOY IN COMFORT - Take your Adventure to the Next Level with this Most Convenient Portable Stadium Seat which includes a Convenient Back Pocket to Keep your Important Stuff Near You.
  • WATERPROOF MATERIAL - This Compact Comfortable Stadium Chair is Made with Durable 600D Waterproof Polyester to keep it Dry in a Rain or in case your Drink Spills.
  • 6 RECLINING POSITIONS - In whatever Situation you Find Yourself, You will Always Find your Comfortable Position, This Comfortable Bleacher Chair can eaily be Reclined in 6 Different Positions.
  • CONVENIENT FEATURES - This Durable Reclining Stadium Chair has Convenient Carry Strap for Easy Carrying, A Mesh Back Pocket, and is made with Waterproof Material so you can use it when Rain or Shine.
  • BUY WITH CONFINDENCE - This Portable Reclining Stadium Seat with Durable Waterproof Polyester Padded Cushionis is Specially Sturdy Designed to Last for Many Years And is Covered under a 1-Year Unlimited Manufacturer Warranty.


Crafted with 600D waterproof polyester, the Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat is the perfect stadium seat for games all year round. It is entirely watertight to protect bums from wet seats and easy to clean drops and spills with a damp cloth. Six reclining positions allow you to decide how you want to sit and you can shift position mid-game to increase comfort as the game goes on. The back pocket allows you to store snacks and drinks within reach so you don’t have to miss a thing. Weighing just 4.2 lbs., the Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat has an attached polyester strap to make it easy to carry around.


  • The completely watertight design ensures that the Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat doesn’t allow wet seats to bother you as you enjoy the game and provides for easy cleaning afterwards.
  • The attached strap and low weight of this stadium chair means you’ll barely notice it when taking it into the stadium.
  • Six different sitting positions means you can decide which one suits you and you can change it to get the blood flowing throughout long periods of sitting.
  • The mesh pocket keeps all the essentials right at hand so you won’t miss a moment of the excitement.
  • Three inches of padding provide plenty of cushioning to make even the hardest of stadium seats comfortable.


  • The Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat doesn’t offer arm rests, which can make it less comfortable and supportive than other options in this guide as you can feel the metal frame through the cushioning.
  • This stadium seat is not as thick as other options available.
  • The actual size of the seat is quite large, which can make it a little cumbersome to carry around in crowded spaces.
  • The plastic hinges can be a little tricky to use and are not as durable as their metal counterparts, meaning this chair is not as durable as some other options on the market.

Last but not least is the Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat. This chair offers a lightweight and highly portable stadium seat which provides comfort and stability through long games. The waterproof exterior protects from rainy conditions and makes the chair quick and easy to clean once the game is over.  The back is fully adjustable, so if you’re looking to pick your own level of comfort and support, the Alpcour Folding Stadium Seat is a great option to consider for your next stadium seat.

Types of Stadium Seats

There are two main kinds of stadium seats available on the market which offer different levels of support for the user.  Depending on whether you’re looking for convenience of a higher level of comfort and structure, you will want to consider both options to find the one which is right for you. The first option is a folding chair. These chairs fold down for easy storage but may not offer the same level of comfort. The second is a non-folding chair.  These chairs are more difficult to carry around as they are less convenient, but they can’t be matched when it comes to comfort and support.


Folding chairs are great for crowded stadiums as they fold down to about half their full size and fit easily in a carry bag. Some might even have a handle or strap to make carrying much simpler. Folding chairs offer a high range of adaptability, such as integrated arms and different reclining positions so that you can adjust them to fit your needs.  This makes them ideal for busy stadiums where you can fit through crowds and maximize comfort. These chairs come with two main kinds of security systems, either adjustable straps or rubber bottoms. Adjustable straps are generally more secure, but the Flash Furniture Ultra-Padded Seat from our recommended list has an innovative pivoting hook so you can simply lock onto the bleacher for premium comfort and security.


Non-folding chairs are a bit more cumbersome to carry around as they don’t fold down to make for easy moving and storage which can make crowded areas difficult to navigate. However, they do offer a much higher level of comfort and support due to their design. The Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat is an excellent example this, as it offers much more support than other models. Chairs such as this are better for older users who need a little more support during long periods of sitting as they have much more structure to offer proper back and neck support. Some models incorporate arm rests so that you can relax and enjoy the Super Bowl game without worrying about any aches or pains.

Who Are Stadium Seats Best For?

Stadium seats are for everyone! Hell yeah! No matter who you are, a stadium seat can be a valuable addition to your game day supplies as they make the hard materials of the built in stadium seats much easier to deal with for longer plays. They offer a supportive back rest so that you never have to worry about  ‘bleachers back’ ever again. There are, however, some people which can benefit more from stadium seats than others due to the supportive nature of the stadium seat and the comfort it can provide. 


Children are known for fidgeting and becoming irritable when they are uncomfortable and this is a common issue at stadiums during long football matches. This can also be an issue for the parents who can benefit from providing their kids stadium seats just as much as their children! Stadium seats can offer a much more comfortable place for children to sit, helping them to cope with sitting for long periods of time. Some options can also lay down flat to provide a place for younger children to take a nap if they get tired. This is great when out and about or when you’re at the stadium for late or long games because as much as they might try, children can’t always make it through the entire event.


Older sports fans might benefit from a stadium seat because they offer added support to reduce the chances of aches and pains from long periods of sitting. Stadium chairs such as the Smart Ideas for Life - Foldable Extra Large Stadium Seat for Bleachers have a huge impact in making stadium bleachers much more comfortable. Many options also have the capability to adjust the reclining position. This is great to help reduce the burden on sitting on legs, hips and backs, enabling blood flow to pressurized areas. This is ideal for sports fans who want to enjoy the game day but avoid any potential pain.


If you have recently suffered an injury, sitting for long periods of time can change the way blood flows to the area. This can increase swelling and discomfort, exacerbating the injury. Stadium seats allow for a better posture and seating position to reduce blood restriction and chances of swelling. Options which recline can ease the pressure on back injuries and added arm rests can give you a place to rest injured limbs. The ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers offers integrated arm rests which can provide support for arms or simply create a wider seat for those who need a little more lower body support.

What Can You Expect in Terms of Comfort?

Different chairs will offer different levels of comfort, so it is difficult to say how much comfort you can get from stadium chairs in general. However, we can tell you what to look out for to make sure that you get the most possible comfort in your stadium chair, as well as what to avoid. It’s important to remember that the better materials that go into making your stadium chair, the more comfortable and stable it will be.


The thickness of the padding in the seat of the chair makes a big difference in its comfortability. The thicker the padding, the more comfortable the chair. Simple, right? Well, not necessarily. If you’re planning on using your chair in the summer months, you may actually want to go for a less padded chair. This is because the padding can act as an insulator in warm weather and may end up making you a bit hot and bothered during long games. Not so much a problem in the winter, but this will definitely make summer games a bit more difficult to enjoy.

Polyester or PVC

PVC is used in a few models of stadium chair to increase the ease of cleaning and waterproofing. This is a great feature when it has been wet and rainy because you don’t get a damp bottom and the seat will be very easy to clean after any spills. You can simply wipe it off with a damp cloth and your good to go.  However, PVC can be a little slippy to sit on for long periods of time. It is also not very breathable and you can end up having a seat which insulates your body heat. This is a great option for the winter months, but in the summer, you may get too warm. Polyester, on the other hand, is a much more breathable fabric and won’t trap in the heat as much as PVC. It is still very easy to clean but tends to absorb a bit more. Cleaning polyester seat covers usually requires a washing machine to get it really clean.


The materials which form the frame of a seat plays an important role in how much support it can provide. Metal frames will always be more stable and provide more back and arm support than plastic frames due to their hardiness. The downside is that these chairs may be a little heavier than those with plastic frames, but it’s worth it in terms of support.

Which Materials are These Made of and How Durable They Are?

There are not many materials which go into the making of a stadium seat but the ones that do can really make a difference in the durability. There are two main elements to a stadium seat, the frame which can be made out of plastic or metal; and the seating material which can be made from PVC or plastic.

Plastic or Metal

Metal frames are much more durable than plastic frames in the long-term because the parts and hinges are much less likely to degrade or break. Plastic frames have a habit of wearing down faster and can break easier than metal frames. However, metal frames are much heavier and this can be an issue for some users.

PVC or Polyester

The seat cover of the stadium seat can also make a big difference in the durability.  PVC may give a great option for cleaning, it’s not as flexible as polyester. This can lead to rips and tears in the seating which can eventually render it unusable. Polyester, on the other hand, can be replaced so that you can revamp your chair as the years go on.

Transport and Storage of Stadium Seats

One of the most important considerations when buying a new stadium seat is the transportability and ease of storage.  This is vital because you don’t want to be carting around a heavy chair or one that’s too big to navigate narrow or crowded areas. It is also important that the chair is easy to store so that you can keep it in the trunk of a car or in a closet at home without taking too much space.


The weight of a stadium chair is incredibly important consideration when looking at your options. If you are looking for an ultra lightweight chair you’ll barely notice when carrying, the ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat is an excellent option without skimping on support. However, all of the stadium seats in our guide are under 8 lbs., making them incredibly easy to carry with you. If you are looking to buy multiple chairs for your friends and family to take to the American football game, the lighter options ensure that you don’t pile on too much weight when carrying multiple chairs to the stadium.


The size of your stadium chair makes a big difference in its maneuverability, especially in crowded stadiums. Luckily, there are a number of options which fold down to make this easier, however some don’t and these can be irritating to carry around for some. Consider how large of a chair you are willing to carry around, especially if you are contemplating multiple stadium seats as this will add bulk when moving through crowds. Even some folding chairs can be too large to carry comfortably, so make sure to read through our guide carefully to find the right sized chair for your needs.


Folding makes the storage of your chair much easier. The ONIVA Stadium Seat for Bleachers folds completely flat so that it can slot in between furniture, lie flat in a trunk and easily fit into storage cupboards.  Many options have handles to make carrying easier so you can simply fold it up and be on your way.

Bags and Straps

Many options in our guide come with innovative carrying solutions such as bags and straps built into the chair itself.  This makes it much easier to pack and carry the stadium chair on the go.  Some options even come with bags big enough for two chairs so you can carry enough for friends and family.


Bushnell Falcon 133410 Binoculars

If you’re seated a little further away from the action, a set of binoculars can help you feel as though you’re close to it.  The Bushnell Falcon 133410 Binoculars can help you see up to 20 feet away so that you don’t miss a single thing.

Bushnell Falcon 133410 Binoculars with Case (Black, 7x35 mm)
Fully coated optics for superior light transmission; Instafocus System for fast focus on moving targets

SEAL3 Waterproof Raincoat

For those devoted to their team all year round, a raincoat is an invaluable purchase to keep you dry during the wetter seasons. If you’re looking for a one-size-fits-all, heavy duty raincoat to keep you dry even in the harshest weather, look no further than the SEAL3 Waterproof Raincoat.

Fairly Odd Novelties Beer Helmet

When you’re cheering on your favorite team, you need your hands free, not holding drinks. The Fairly Odd Novelties Beer Helmet brings you the perfect solution with two can holders and just one straw for a much more efficient drinking experience.

EZ DRINKER Can Holster Belt

Don’t want to be carrying around packs of cans but need them within a close range for easy reach? The EZ DRINKER Can Holster Belt is the perfect solution.  Holding up to 6 cans, you can keep all of your beverages on so you always have a fresh one.

EZ Drinker Beer & Soda Can Holster Belt, Holds 6 Beverages
Beer & Soda Belt; Holds 6 Beverages; Adjusts to Fit any Waist Comfortably; Soft Material with Camouflage Design

Noise Makers Air Horn, 4 pcs

Sports fans like to make sure their team know they’re supported, and what better way than an airhorn? Noise Makers Air Horns are completely waterproof and guaranteed to make an impression in any weather.

Noise Makers Lnm-4X
You will receive 4 aerosol air horns

Arm Rest Cup Holder

If you don’t want to be holding drinks, but also don’t want to go as far as a novelty hat, a travelling cup holder is a great solution. The Arm Rest Cup Holder fits most standard tumblers and attaches to any chair so that you can keep your drink safe while you cheer on.

Contigo AUTOSEAL Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug

If you don’t want to pay stadium prices, a travel mug can offer an excellent solution for bringing your own beverages.  The Contigo AUTOSEAL Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug will keep your hot beverages hot for up to 7 hours or your cold drinks cold for up to 18.

Contigo Autoseal West Loop Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug, 20 Oz, Stainless Steel
Clean up: Top rack dishwasher safe lid, hand wash body


Looking for a stadium seat that’s going to give you the best comfort and support when you’re cheering on your favorite team? Surf’n’Buy have your back. We understand that to support your team, you need to be supported yourself, but that every individual has their own needs. If you’re looking for high quality with high value, you can’t get any better than the Brawntide Portable Stadium Seat. This seat doesn’t spares nothing when it comes to quality, lightweight materials and an ease of cleaning which is difficult to rival.

If you’re looking for a stadium seat you can carry easily to provide you with a little extra back support, our best value item is the ALPS Mountaineering Stadium Seat. Offering incredible support and weighing less than 2 lbs. you’ll be wondering how you went without it. However, if you’re looking for the best of the best, you can’t beat the Smart Ideas for Life – Foldable Extra Large Stadium Seat for Bleachers. The extra wide seat provides all the support and comfort you’re looking for and then some. 


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