American Airlines is located in the heart of Miami, Florida, and hosts concerts, sporting events and conventions throughout the year. The arena is the home to the professional basketball Miami Heat. It was the host of the NBA Finals in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It has also hosted some of the biggest names in music, including U2, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. Builders broke ground on the venue in 1998, and it officially opened in 1999. The first event held at the venue was a concert by Gloria Estefan, the legendary pop singer. Experience what the venue has to offer by purchasing American Airlines Arena tickets at StubHub today.
What is the capacity of the venue?
The capacity of American Airlines Arena seating varies from event to event. The basketball capacity is 19,600. The concert capacity ranges from 5,000 to just over 20,000 depending on the kind of show.
Can I bring my child to events at American Airlines Arena?
Miami Heats games are family friendly, and children under the age of 2 are granted free admission into the games. All other children must have a ticket to gain entrance. The age restrictions for concerts are different from event to event, so contact the box office in advance for information on a specific show.
Where are the best American Airlines Arena seating options?
The most sought-after seats in the arena are located at the 100 level for basketball games. These are floor level. For a bird's eye view of the action, consider purchasing seats at the 200 or 300 level. There are concessions and handicapped seats available on each level.
What are the food and drink options available at American Airlines Arena events?
There are concession stands and bars located on all levels of the concourse. Attendees must be over the age of 21 to purchase alcohol at the arena. Entrees, light snacks and refreshments are all available for purchase.
Is American Airlines Arena accessible by public transportation?
There is a stop just a short walk from the venue's entrance via MetroRail, MetroMover and the MetroBus. There is also a rideshare dropoff point at gate 6 for those who wish to take Lyft or Uber.
Is there parking attached to the venue?
No. Those who drive to the venue are encouraged to park in one of the nearby lots. Most of these lots charge a flat rate for event parking.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
The primary ADA accessible entrance at the venue is Gate 3, which is also the main entrance. The venue does not provide wheelchairs or wheelchair escorts to patrons. You have to use your own.Back to Top
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