Smallman said view of ring is poor from balcony after about one row, that's why they don't want to open it further for Birmingham
Can confirm. We sat in the front row right in the middle to do commentary, and could only just see the nearest apron. Further back you can only see the stage, which makes sense for normal gigs! But it doesn't work for wrestling. All the seating in the balcony is fixed fold down seats.