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American Airlines Arena, Miami

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The American Airlines Arena (AAA) is a sports and entertainment multi-purpose arena located in Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay. It was constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for the Miami Arena and designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture. The Arena is home to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

The American Airlines Arena is directly served by the Miami Metrorail at Government Center station via free transfers to Metromover Omni Loop, providing direct service to Freedom Tower and Park West stations. The Arena is also within walking distance from the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail station.

The American Airlines Arena has 2,105 club seats, 80 luxury suites, and 76 private boxes. The Waterfront Theater is Florida's largest theater which is housed within the arena, that can seat between 3,000 and 5,800. The theater can be configured for concerts, family events, musical theatre and other stage shows. American Airlines which has a hub at Miami International Airport maintains the AmericanAirlines Arena Travel Center at the venue.
In September 2019, it was reported that the arena will have a new name in 2020.On March 2021, it was revaled to be FTX Arena, after FTX Exchange acquired the naming rights for 19 years.

The airline also holds the naming rights for another NBA venue, the American Airlines Center for the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, which opened in 2001.

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  • Went to watch the Heat versus the Timberwolves. Had great seat, tons os social distancing and face mask is a must. They even had one dude who was the face mask hound (LOL). He popped up out of no.....  more »
  • They now have these annoying ushers walking around telling everyone to keep their masks over their nose and mouth at all times even though the closest person to you will be 7 rows in front of you or.....  more »
  • Awesome place to watch three-time NBA champions Miami Heat. I really liked the seats. The arena has a uniquely designed score board that is placed over in the middle of the court. Also visited restaurant inside of the arena and it was decorated very smoothly and upscale. Didn't get to try food thought. Really liked and would highly recommend.
  • I went to the BIG 3 tournament as this was their only stop in Florida this year. Getting inside the AAA was a challenge. Expect to pay at least $20 for parking. There are lots that only charge $10 if you don’t mind walking a few blocks and crossing dangerous streets. Inside however, the facility is amazing. Many food options to choose from. The seating is excellent. You really get a great view of the game from any seat.
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