The American Airlines Arena is Miami’s hotspot for super-sized entertainment. Home to NBA’s Miami Heat, the arena sizzles with edge-of-your seat basketball action. Beyond basketball, the American Airlines Arena packs its calendar with a nonstop lineup of all-star concerts. Recent performers at the arena include Mariah Carey, Madonna, Eric Clapton and Justin Timberlake. The American Airlines Arena also hosts an array of family shows such as The Barnum & Bailey Circus, Ringling Brothers Circus, Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice.
The American Airlines Arena accommodates up to 20,000 patrons. The arena features special embanked seating to allow an impressive 42% of spectators to enjoy courtside seats. However, the arena exercises flexibility, transforming into five unique configurations to suit a variety of performance types and crowd sizes. Further enhancing the entertainment experience, the American Airlines Arena serves an array of cuisine, from gourmet Cuban and Venezuelan entrees to traditional American fare.
Groups may receive reduced ticket prices and customized seating and service packages. Exclusive party suites pamper up to 130 guests with luxurious accommodations and private catering; whereas, mini-suites service intimate gatherings of four to eight guests.
Miami’s MetroRail and People Mover systems deliver entertainment seekers to the American Airlines Arena. However, patrons who drive to the arena will find over 900 public parking spaces available for non-game events. During Miami Heat games, these parking spaces are reserved for guests with premium seats; however, over 6,000 public and private parking spaces are located in the vicinity of the American Airlines Arena.
Hotels near the American Airlines Arena are abundant. The Doubletree Grand Hotel on Biscayne Bay, Sheraton Miami Biscayne Bay, Hyatt Regency Miami and Radisson Hotel Miami stand within one mile of the American Airlines Arena. Nearby limited service hotels include Continental Downtown Bayside-Port of Miami, located three-tenths of a mile from the American Airlines Arena, Royalton Apart hotel, only 3 blocks from the arena and Miami River Inn, located less than one mile away.