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Arena Information

Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena is an international, versatile venue in a vibrant waterfront setting that showcases world-class and sophisticated events. Located in Downtown Miami on the waterfront of Biscayne Bay, the Arena is positioned between the skyline of the city, the beautiful beaches and the nightlife of South Beach.

Built with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and HD and electronic media signage inside and out, the impressive 19,600-seat AmericanAirlines Arena ranks among the nation’s top 10 venues annually for total ticket sales and among the top 5 for Latin entertainment. The arena has hosted diverse musical superstars such as Katy Perry, Coldplay, Marc Anthony, Phish, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Pitbull and Jay Z, just to name a few.

AmericanAirlines Arena also has hosted several live televised events, including the MTV Video Music Awards and the prestigious Latin Grammy Awards, each placing Miami in the international spotlight. In addition, Univision Network has broadcasted its legendary Premio Lo Nuestro Awards show from the Arena for five of the last six years.

More intimate events can be accommodated in the Arena’s modern and versatile Waterfront Theatre, providing multiple options for events hosting 3,000 to 5,800 guests. It comes complete with a ceiling to floor acoustic curtain, proscenium stage, theatrical lighting, carpeted isles and beautiful chandeliers.

In addition to being a great concert venue, the Arena has proven itself as South Florida’s number one sports and entertainment destination. Not just the home of the Miami HEAT, the Arena has held championship boxing, wrestling, mix martial arts, NCAA College basketball and has been the venue of choice for family shows like the Harlem Globetrotters, Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, WWE and more.  Private events have included multi-level marketing conventions, religious conferences, product launches, tradeshows, Galas and a variety of film and commercial shoots.

Venue Stats

Grand Opening: Dec. 31, 1999

19,500 for basketball
15,500 for concerts (End-stage)
5,700 for theatrical shows (Waterfront Theatre)

On-Site (Arena Garage) Parking Spaces: 1,000
Parking Spaces within 15-minute walk: More than 15,000
Site: 14.63 acres
Building Area: 680,000 square feet (arena only); 1.4 million square feet (arena and surrounding development)

Venue Marketing Support

Concerts and events that play AmericanAirlines Arena receive more than just a four-wall venue. Our full-service marketing department offers advertising expertise & relationships with local media outlets.

In addition to media buying, public relations and show promotional support in the local marketplace, the HEAT Enterprise management team works in partnership with promoters to showcase events through a variety of methods and relationships.

Public events also receive marketing support during home Miami HEAT games, concerts and events. Our marketing team will activate a variety campaigns to target our databases and HEAT fans in-game and in-arena with digital signage, flyers, mentions and promotions during games, just to name a few.

Special Events

AmericanAirlines Arena offers unique event spaces for Special Events. Social, corporate or charity events can book events within a *90 day booking window, pending availability between concerts and games.  The Arena floor can be transformed into the most elegant gala or the coolest nightclub, utilizing game day sound, lighting and LED special effects.  Parties of 75-150 can enjoy the newly renovated posh Flagship Lounges, located on the Event level on both the North & South sides of the court.   The Dewar’s Clubhouse offers an upscale dining room setting overlooking the Arena Floor, perfect for groups of 100-300 guests. *Revenue minimums and booking window restrictions may apply.

Catering for Events & Groups

AmericanAirlines Arena offers a variety of catering options for Special Events and Groups attending Miami HEAT Games & Family Shows.  Levy Restaurants, the exclusive food and beverage partner of AmericanAirlines Arena is known for customizing menus ranging from game day fare to upscale cuisine.

For more information and to review the catering menu, please call Candace Smith at 786-777-2011 or email: [email protected]

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Thank you for your interest in AmericanAirlines Arena.   Please take a moment to share some details about your Event.  The information that you provide will be reviewed along with venue availability.  The approval process to confirm availability may take up to (2) business days.

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To request a password to the Arena’s State of the Art Promoter Kit, please email [email protected] or call 786-777-1464