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American Airlines Arena

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

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Great Chris Tomlin Concert!

Came here with my friend Lorelei to go to the Chris Tomlin night of praise and worship which was fantastic and so uplifting. Park next door at Bayside for $15 for special event... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here with my friend Lorelei to go to the Chris Tomlin night of praise and worship which was fantastic and so uplifting. Park next door at Bayside for $15 for special event parking with security as to park at AA Arena lot is $30!!! Sound tonight was excellent (we were in section 116) and it wasn't too cold either.... More 

Thank mwooduk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went to see dancing with stars. the arena so large couldn't find our car after show, lots of walking .

Thank sueals
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its an arena. Lots of seats covered by a big roof and you can watch everything from basketball to the circus. Plenty of bathrooms and food stalls everywhere. Like every other arena. I'm not even sure why I'm writing this review, because it's an arena.

Thank Louis R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great Arena for Basketball games and concerts. It is beautiful, clean and fun. I have been here to events and it is a nice place. The parking is horrible though

Thank iviscampos
Miami Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The arena has no windows. It is very dark inside and almost felled several times trying to go up the stairs to find my seats. When reaching the top, you feel as though you're about to fall if you make one move. Not a good sensation at all. If you cannot buy a very expensive seat downstairs, then don't go.

Thank glad16
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

veryfatty. Alot of deep fried food. unhealthy. Poor options of vegetarian or vegan food. The game is amazing, so eat before.

Thank Ceci S
Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great for basketball games and special events. Went to a Marc Antony concert, several Heat games and even a baseball game. Great location, parking a bit expensive.

Thank Dolores G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great for our business, the staff was outstanding, and the food was good..a bit over priced..but good. Restroom kept clean at all times..we will be back for another set up soon.

Thank Vanessa K
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

American Airlines Arena is one of the best places in Miami to have fun and enjoy with family shows and games.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you are going to a concert or a game; and like to have a beer, hot dog or just some potato ships... well you better be prepared to spend at least $40.00 to $50.00 per person... not taking in consideration entrance cost and parking...it's a good place, but for someone with a family...the night at the AAA can get... More 

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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!



9 months ago

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