American Airlines Arena

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American Airlines Arena
The Triple-A
The American Airlines Arena in Miami
The American Airlines Arena in Miami
place 601 Biscayne Boulevard , Miami , Florida 33132
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 25 ° 46 '53.1 "  N , 80 ° 11' 16.6"  W Coordinates: 25 ° 46 '53.1 "  N , 80 ° 11' 16.6"  W.
owner Miami Sports and Entertainment Authority
operator Basketball Properties Ltd.
start of building February 6, 1998
opening December 31, 1999
surface Concrete
costs 213 million US dollars
architect Arquitectonica
360 Architecture
capacity 19,600 seats (basketball)
5,000–20,021 seats (concerts)

The American Airlines Arena is a multifunctional arena in the US city ​​of Miami in the state of Florida . In addition to the home games of the Miami Heat from the National Basketball Association (NBA), concerts and other events are also held there. The arena, which is often just called “Triple-A”, offers up to around 20,000 seats for concerts.


American Airlines Arena satellite image

In November 1998, construction work was delayed due to a fire in the upper part of the building, but the hall was finally opened on December 31, 1999 and has been the venue for the Miami Heat since January 2000 , which had previously played in the Miami Arena .

The Miami Sol WNBA team , a women's basketball team, also played in the American Airlines Arena between 2000 and 2002, but they had to stop playing after three seasons for financial reasons. The MTV Video Music Awards were held here in 2004 and 2005 .

The title sponsor of the arena is the airline American Airlines . The $ 42 million contract has a term of 20 years. A large company aircraft is painted on the roof and can be seen landing and departing from the airport, Miami International Airport . The airline is also the namesake of the hall in Dallas , the American Airlines Center .


Web links

Commons : AmericanAirlines Arena  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. America Airlines Arena ( Memento from June 17, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
  2. Event calendar of the arena (English)