Row Z post dimensions indicate the seating arrangements used in stadiums and theaters. Seat widths can vary depending on the stadium. Many seats in football arenas are 18–22-inches (46–56 cm) wide. Leg rooms can be from 33–39 inches (84–99 cm). Some stadiums have narrower seats.
The term stems from the seating configuration used in stadiums. Usually Row A refers to the seats closest to the action. The Z seats are those furthest back. The seats are configured alphabetically.
These seating arrangements are also known as theater seating. It is commonly used in venues for the performing arts. In this setup, the seats are set higher than those which are fronting them. This configuration means those at the back will have an unobstructed view. This setup is very convenient when watching sporting events. The same set up is used in move houses, religious institutions and many others.
Although this set up is common, there are alternatives. One of them involves setting the focal point higher. This provides the audience a clear of the event. This is often used in concerts. All the seats are on the same level. But the stage is high so everyone has to gaze up to look. This gives everyone a chance to see them clearly.
Seating Capacities of Famous Stadiums
The biggest stadium in terms of capacity in the US is Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a capacity of 109,900. Next is Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania with a capacity of 106,572. Next is Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee with a capacity of 102,455. Ohio Stadium has a capacity of 102,329. This is in Columbus, Ohio.
The biggest stadium in the world is the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. It has a capacity of 150,000. Next to it is Salt Lake Stadium (Local Name: Yuba Bharati Krirangan) in Kolkata, India. It has a capacity of 120,000.
The capacities of famous stadiums differ. Among them are the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has a capacity of 82,238. The capacity will be increased to 90,000 for the 2014 World Cup. Wembley Stadium in London has a capacity of 90,000. The Colosseum in Rome has a capacity of 50,000. Yankee Stadium has a capacity of 50,291.
Modern stadium seats have cup holders. This is true regardless of the row Z post dimensions. However, the features differ depending on how it is made.