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“Great experience in a very expensive way...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of American Airlines Arena

American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Downtown)
786-777-1000
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Owner description: A modern architectural marvel where the NBA's Miami Heat play.
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“Great experience in a very expensive way...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

i'm a heat fan and i must say that i visited miami several times,but this time i wanted to reward myself going to a heat game, and though it was worth it, i believe this can be pricey and expensive. first the parking, i have to park at bayside marketplace which is located right at the front of the arena, but parking was 20$. then the ticket 58$ way up the court, though we had a great view of the court, if you are thirsty a beer is around 9$ a soda i believe it was 4 or 5 $ and a pack of cashews 11$. you might be spending 200-250$ without any notice... this is a must see for any heat fan... and has many choices to eat from hot dogs to a papa johns, for drinks has several choices. my suggest is close your eyes take the hand into your pocket and do it at least only once in your life, the NBA is a great sport show, and if you ask, EL HEAT RULES!

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“Miami Heat House ... the Amazing American Airlines Arena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Wonderful place, easy connected walking distance to Bayside Market Place, excellent organization.
Only minus food and drinks prices are crazy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I really like the AA Arena , it is a safe place and clean , very organized in all the events they receive !

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“Great stadium for basketball game”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My son has always been a Heat fan since his first team was the Heat. While in Miami, we were able to see the 26th victory in their record streak against Charlotte. I have been to a couple of NBA venues and this one is great for both its fan experience as well as accessibility. The free monorail has several convenient nearby stops and despite thousands of fans it was easy to reach our seats in the upper deck. The stadium is well designed to make you feel close even in the upper deck. Yes concessions are expensive as nearly all stadiums but bottomless drinks and popcorn allow us to at least see some value. Also great outdoor area with some of the backdrops of the downtown area.

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“Can be expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I visit miami every March for the WMC and make sure I catch a Heat game if possible.

I stay in South Beach and usually get a cab over but this time the game started at 6pm. So we went over downtown early on the bus for $2 per person. Then after got a bus back with from the Omni terminal 10min walk from the arena. I possibly wouldn't do this if the game finished around 10pm instead of 9pm.

I visit the Heat store inside which isn't cheap and buy food and drink which again isn't cheap as one would expect. But I would say there's a lot of choice it seems. Just don't go expecting restaurant style food, remember where you are.

The arena is amazing for basketball. Brilliant atmosphere and of course it helps when you're watching the current champions on an ridiculous hot streak!

I'll be back next year with my ID (im almost 40) so I can maybe get served this time for a $9 beer!!!!

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