American Airlines Arena

  • Games of the Miami Heat
  • Games of the Miami Sol
  • MTV Video Music Awards in 2004 and 2005
  • Concerts

The American Airlines Arena is a multi- function hall in Miami, Florida. In addition to the basketball home games of the Miami Heat, concerts and other events are held there.

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

The WNBA team the Miami Sol, a women's basketball team that played between 2000 and 2002 also at the American Airlines Arena, but they had after three seasons set the play mode for financial reasons.

2004 and 2005 took place there the MTV Video Music Awards.

The arena, which is often just called "Triple -A" has a maximum capacity of 20,000 seats.

The naming rights for the arena has the American Airlines. The contract has a term of 20 years and a value of 42 million U.S. dollars. On the roof of a large aircraft of the company is painted, which can be seen in landings and departures from the airport, Miami International Airport,. The airline also owns the naming rights of the hall in Dallas, the American Airlines Center.


Championship banner of the Miami Heat in the interior of the Arena

Main entrance to the arena