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Not to be confused with American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

American Airlines Arena
American Airlines Arena logo
American Airlines Arena
Location 601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Owner Miami-Dade County
Operator Basketball Properties Ltd.
Capacity 19,600
16,500 (without upper levels)
Broke ground February 6, 1998
Opened December 31, 1999
Cost $213 million
($327 million in 2019 dollars)
Tenants
Miami Heat (NBA) (2000–present)
Miami Sol (WNBA) (2000–2002)
Floor design
Miami Heat Miami Heat court design

American Airlines Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Miami, Florida, home to the NBA's Miami Heat. The arena was constructed in 1998 for $213 million as a replacement for the Miami Arena.

The AmericanAirlines 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 AmericanAirlines 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.

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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