Not to be confused with American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
|Location|| 601 Biscayne Boulevard|
Miami, Florida 33132
|Operator||Basketball Properties Ltd.|
16,500 (without upper levels)
|Broke ground||February 6, 1998|
|Opened||December 31, 1999|
($327 million in 2019 dollars)
|Miami Heat (NBA) (2000–present)|
Miami Sol (WNBA) (2000–2002)
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.