See also: AAA
Since 2000, its tenants are the Heat of Miami, a frankness from Basket-ball evolving/moving in NBA, but the arena was also the residence of the Sol of Miami, team female of Basket-ball of WNBA, of 2000 with 2002. Its capacity is of 19.600 places in configuration Basket-ball, but the higher balconies can be closed to create a more intimate atmosphere with Juste 16.000 seats. It has several conveniences with 236 continuations of luxury and 1.200 seats of club. The AmericanAirlines Arena can be configured in five different ways and its capacity can vary from 5.000 to 20.000 places. In the neighborhoods of the arena there are 1.147 parking spaces.
HistoryIn November 1998, the construction of the new arena was delayed after a fire in the higher section of the building. AmericanAirlines Arena was inaugurated the December 31st 1999 to replace decayed the Miami Arena (16 640 places). The room cost $213 million USD and its originators are the architects of the firms Arquitectonica & Heinlein Schrock Stearns. The first event was the concert of Gloria Estefan. Two days later, the January 2nd 2000, Heat of Miami played its first match in the new arena.
The " AAA" is sponsored like the room of Dallas by the airline company American Airlines ($42 million USD over 20 years), this room presents an architecture of most traditional: a gigantic oval with printed on the roof the drawing with real size of a Boeing 747. Built on Biscayne Boulevard, in full heart of Miami, it indicates a little with the local environment, which have the gift to irritate several ecological associations during its construction, delaying the 3 months work. AAA is located in the average of the rooms NBA, neither more nor less, but it has all the essential conveniences judged to shelter the Heat and to do an utmost of benefit. Luxurious continuations, luminous billboards, always moving, which girdle it with middle height and of the stands of sales. The room is even connected with the Bongos , a cuban coffee capped of an immense pineapple head and had by Emilio and Gloria Estefan.
As a part of its arrangement of sponsoring, American Airlines had a giant plane painted on the roof of the arena, with a logo of American Airlines in the center. The drawing of the Boeing 747 on the roof is visible since the planes taking off and unloading with the International airport of Miami, where American Airlines has an air hub. The arena also has continuations of luxury called the " Flagship Lounges" , a registered trademark in the beginning used for the living rooms of first class of the company in certain airports.
Waterfront Theater is a theater inside the arena which can accommodate between 3.000 and 5.800 spectators.
Other that the matches of Basketball of the Heat of Miami, the room accommodates events varied like concerts, combat of Catch WWE such as WWE Royal Rumble 2006 of the January 29th 2006, of the tournaments of university Basket-ball NCAA and the MTV Video Music Awards.
- final NBA playoffs, 2006
- Tournament of the Championship NCAA of basketball, 2009
- WCW Uncensored, March 19th, 2000
- WWE Royal Rumble 2006, January 29th, 2006
- WWE RAW, January 1st, 2007
- WWE Survivor Series 2007, November 18th, 2007
- UFC 42: Sudden Impact, April 25th, 2003
- MTV Video Music Awards, August 29th, 2004 and August 28th, 2005
- Concert of Gloria Estefan, December 31st, 2000
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