Basketball Wiki
Advertisement

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

  1. Numbered list item
FTX Arena
FTX Arena Logo.png
American Airlines Arena.jpg
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.jpg

FTX 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 FTX 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 FTX 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 has a hub at the Miami International Airport that maintains the FTX Arena Travel Center at the venue.

The arena was known as the American Airlines Arena from 1999 to 2021. In June 2021, the arena changed its name from the American Airlines Arena to its current name, the FTX Arena

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

Advertisement