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Encyclopedia > American Airlines Arena
American Airlines Arena
Facility statistics
Location 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, 33132
Opened December 31, 1999
Owner Miami Sports and Entertainment Authority
Operator Leisure Management International
Construction cost $175 million
Architect Arquitectonica
Tenants
Miami Heat, NBA (2000-present)
Miami Sol, WNBA (2000-2002)
Seating capacity
19,600 (With upper levels)
16,000 (Without upper levels)
  • Can be configured five ways
  • Minimum 5,000
  • Maximum 20,000

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The American Airlines Arena is home to the Miami Heat of the NBA. The Miami Heat (or the Miami HEAT as they are officially called) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ...


The WNBA team Miami Sol played at the stadium from the team's birth in 2000 to the team's folding in 2002. WNBA team locations The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Miami Sol joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


History

In November 1998, construction of the new arena was delayed following a fire in the upper section of the facility. On December 31, 1999, the American Airlines Arena opened. The first event was a Gloria Estefan concert. Three days later, on January 2, 2000, the Miami Heat played their first game in the new arena. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-author, who began her career as lead vocalist for the Hispanic dance music band, Miami Sound Machine, in 1975, and crossed over to mainstream popular... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Miami Sol, a WNBA women's basketball team, began play at the American Airlines Arena in 2000, but the team was folded by the WNBA following the 2002 season. The Miami Sol joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ...


Other notes

  • As part of its sponsorship arrangement, American Airlines had a giant aircraft painted on top of the arena's roof, with an American Airlines logo in the center. The design is visible from airplanes taking off and landing at Miami International Airport, where American has a hub. The arena also has luxury skyboxes called "Flagship Lounges," a trademark originally used for American's premium-class lounges at certain airports.
  • The arena was the setting for the highly publicized MTV Video Music Awards, both in 2004 and 2005. Both events brought millions of dollars into the Miami-Dade County economy.
  • Local sportscasters often refer to the arena as the "triple-A".
  • The arena is known for its unusual scoreboard, which changes colors depending on the atmosphere.
  • The American Airlines Arena is not to be confused with American Airlines Center, which is located in Dallas, Texas.
  • The Waterfront Theater is a theater within the arena that can seat between 3,000 and 5,800. It is Florida's largest theater and can be used for not only concerts but also family and Broadway and other stage shows.
  • For concerts in an arena configuration, end stage capacity is 12,202 for 180-degree shows, 15,402 for 270-degree shows, 18,309 for 360-degree shows. For center stage concerts the arena can seat 19,146.
  • The American Airlines Arena hosted WCW Uncensored 2000 and the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)'s Royal Rumble event on January 29, 2006.
  • The American Airlines Arena also hosted the first UFC event in the state of Florida, UFC 42: Sudden Impact, on April 25th, 2003.
  • The American Airlines Arena as well as the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas will host the 2006 NBA Finals, as the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks have reached the Finals.

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American Airlines Arena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
In November 1998, construction of the new arena was delayed following a fire in the upper section of the facility.
The American Airlines Arena is not to be confused with American Airlines Center, which is located in Dallas, Texas.
The American Airlines Arena also hosted the first UFC event in the state of Florida, UFC 42: Sudden Impact, on April 25th, 2003.
American Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3373 words)
American Airlines is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers transported and fleet size, and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues.
American is reliant upon its dominant position at Dallas/Fort Worth for its continuing financial solvency, and is lobbying for the preservation of the Wright Amendment, which regulates Southwest Airlines' operations at Love Field in Dallas.
A passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who officials said claimed to have a bomb in a carry-on bag was shot and killed by a team of federal air marshals on a jetway as the plane boarded at Miami International Airport for a flight to Orlando, Florida from MedellĂ­n, Colombia on December 7, 2005.
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