Binoculars for Sporting Events and Concerts

It seems that for sporting events and concerts, the only binocular feature you need to be concerned with is its magnification. But, depending on where your seat is in the stadium and for what type of sport you are using them for, the most suitable binocular for your needs will vary. If you are watching the event in an outdoor stadium then it is best to obtain a water-resistant one as well.

For concerts, especially indoor concerts or ones taking place in the evening, remember that you are in a low-light setting, which is why you should opt for a bigger lens. This brings me to the two numbers that define a binocular: the magnification and the diameter of its objective lens. To interpret binoculars marked as 8×50, understand that the first number indicates that the equipment can magnify images by 8x while the second number suggests that it is a big enough lens to support image clarity in dimly lit situations.

Here is a list of the best binoculars for sporting events and concerts:


Offered in two variants: 8×25 and 10×25, this is a compact binocular. Affordably priced, it is also a great first binocular purchase. Sporting events are best enjoyed “in the moment” as you lap up the atmosphere around you, meaning that you will not want to be buried into your binoculars the whole time. Instead, you would only want to sneak in a few quick glances at the major moments, thus this binocular with its good-enough magnification and BaK-4 Prism, is great for events out in daylight or for game viewing in well-lit indoor arenas (such as in hockey games). The 0.62 lb weight also makes this the ideal portable, non-expensive first-time purchase.


This product comes in three variants: 8×32, 8×42 and 10×42. This relatively cheap binocular is ideal for sporting events and concerts alike that guarantees to “bring you closer to the action.” The Bushnells are equipped with their premium BaK-4 prism glass that creates a beautifully vivid image. Weighing in at about 1.18-1.85 lbs (depending on the variant you choose), the binoculars are lightweight. This product also offers a center-focus option for the optimal image and twist-up eyecups that ease the strain on the eyes, making the viewing experience more comfortable.


This is a high-end product that comes in the same variants as the Bushnell in 10×42, 10×50, 8×32 and 8×42, but as opposed to the Bushnell, it can be used in a variety of settings outside of sporting events and concerts. Because of its sturdy build, it can withstand tough conditions making it suitable for the outdoors, i.e. when going bird watching, cruises or even jungle safaris, etc. Its largest variant, the full-size 10×50 weighs a mere 1.6 lbs. The image quality produced by this binocular is outstanding because not only does it boast a BaK-4 Prism but it also has an ED glass for more vibrant images. The wide field of view that its 8x variants offer can be useful for fast-paced sports such as football or Formula One so that you can catch all the action more intently.