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American Airlines Arena

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132-1801
Phone Number: 786-777-1000

A modern architectural marvel where the NBA's Miami Heat play.

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Great arena!

I've been plenty of times for different events and have always had a positive experience. Miami Heat games, special events such as Circus and Concerts, and just to eat/play at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been plenty of times for different events and have always had a positive experience. Miami Heat games, special events such as Circus and Concerts, and just to eat/play at the restaurant/bar in the back. I've also had underground VIP parking and seen games in the LIV area - and that was fantastic - it was like a dance club... More 

Thank EricAllred
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall the Arena is Excellent, however, the food prices break the bank. Recommend Bayside next door for a better meal at a better value

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went with a group of friends to Chris Brown's One Hell of a Night Tour. I live nearby and had soooo much fun there. I love the arena and enjoy going there whether its for a concert or basketball game.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always great to watch a Heat game here or, of course, a Latin concert. The food is great, but pricey. The service is outstanding.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue. Very well set out and easy to get into and out of. Seats were fantastic in section 104 to see Miami heat, don't know how it will be set out for other games and concerts.

Thank Darren C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been here a couple of times now, and it's pretty much always the same experience. Nothing flashy, just a big arena that's full of people that are going for the same thing you're going for. But let's talk about the staff, some of them are nice and will gladly help me to my seat, but there are those that... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Venue for games and concerts. Not somewhere to go just because. Not sure why it needs to be reviewed.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is a very powerful arena where you can enjoy a stunning concert or a great sport game . Good attention from the employees ,but the food is a little expensive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been to the AAA Arena many times,recently for the Home opener preseason Maimi Heat Basketball, i love this place its will kept and in the heart of Miami close to all attractions Beach,Shopping,Restaurants,Clubs,Highways,Metro Mover

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice tourist attraction. It was a few blocks from our hotel. We walk there and took pictures in front of it.

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Re: HELP Madonna Rebel Heart Tour Jan 2016

I was wondering about a couple of AAA policies, any help would be greatly appreciated.

I would like to hear about policies from anyone who has been to this venue or from staff members as I repeatedly call and cannot reach anyone.

1) Does anyone know if the NFL clear bag policy is enforced at AAA Miami or is it okay to bring a regular bag/purse that doesn't necessarily have to be clear. Decent size of course, nothing enormous. And does security thoroughly check these bags and take forever holding up the lines or are they pretty cool about it and just do a quick once over?

2) Also for a concert, are non-obtrusive (non-offensive, of course) signs allowed in the arena? Both regular poster signs, and poster signs with LED battery-operated lights? These wouldn't be held up throughout the entire concert naturally, just at intervals when there is appropriate entertainer-fan interaction. We are in the front row of floor seating section at the end stage of a catwalk - so would be able to hold them at mid level while still getting noticed without needing to hold them above your heads and obstruct anyone else's line of vision.

3) Does anyone know if there are barriers that separate the stage from the floor sections and the floor sections from each other? Our section is Floor Section number 5, Row A and it seems to intersect with Floor sections 4 and 6 - which confuses me. I don't want to think that I have been scammed into buying a front row ticket when I've really bought a 20th row ticket that has just been given it's own section for whatever reason - especially if this section is barricaded. Also, if anyone has had floor seats to Rebel Heart - are there guardrails between the stage and the sections or does the double-layered stage act as it's own barrier? It's kind of hard to tell. In most of the videos, it looks like everyone surround the catwalk and heart stage areas are close enough to reach out and grab her if she lets them, which she sometimes does... but this seating chart is different that most of the other concert venues so I'm a little concerned. Please help lol.

As an aside, we went to this same concert in Atlantic City and the security was very easy going and accommodating, which saved a TON of time for us (and everyone else). We were allowed to bring in our own un-regulated bags with no issues and they had no problems with any of our concert signs. I'm hoping AAA is as cool a venue as Boardwalk Hall in regards to these kind of policies and treating their guests as fans and not terrorists. If someone could assure me of this, as I cannot reach the venue directly for their own assurances, I would be forever indebted to you as we are traveling from the NY area just for this event and want everything to go as smoothly as possible by being prepared down to the last detail!



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