The American Airlines Arena is a sporting venue that is the home of Basketball side the Miami Heat, the arena is situated in Miami, USA. The arena opened in 1999 and was built as a replacement for the Miami Arena, it was built to the designs of architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture. The arena is impressive from the outside and is modern and spacious on the inside. As well as basketball and other sporting events the arena hosts music concerts. It has a capacity of 19,600 for basketball and a capacity of around 21,000 for concerts.
The arena is situated on Biscayne Boulevard between Museum Park and Bayside Marketplace. If travelling by car, parking at the arena is limited it is best to park at one of the local parking lots. If travelling by metro, get off at either ‘Park West’ or ‘Freedom Tower’ metro stops, both are a short walk away from the arena. The 3, 93, 119 and 120 buses all stop outside the arena.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to visit the arena is by attending a Miami Heat basketball game, tickets for the games can be found online and cost between 10$-350$. The second best option is to attend a concert.