We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Fantastic Venue” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of American Airlines Arena

American Airlines Arena
Book In Advance
and up
Private Miami City Tour by Minibus with Optional Biscayne Bay Cruise
Ranked #1 of 324 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A modern architectural marvel where the NBA's Miami Heat play.
Miami, Florida, USA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

You cannot dislike anything about this place! It is great. I have gone to see the Miami Heat play as well as concerts and this is by far my favorite venue for concerts.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Tere M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

4,081 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, FL
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ivette Sangalo concert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Attended brazilian super star Ivette Sangalo concert last night with my wife. The arena was reduced to less than half its normal size due to small expected attendance. The show was good as this performer has incredible connection with fans and stage presence. I am not brazilian but I like brazilian music. The sound, lights and stage were not very impressive, compared to other concerts I've attended here. Getting in and out of the arena was very easy, compared to Miami Heat's very popular games. Food and drinks are always very expensive.For better food & drink options before or after an event, you can walk to Bayside Marketplace next door.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Romana77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
357 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Heat v Bulls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

How can one miss a game when in Miami? We were lucky that there was a game (Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls!) when we were in Miami for a mere 2 days in May. Atmosphere was great and once in a lifetime experience seeing LeBron James play.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank jellybellymelly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aventura, Florida
Level Contributor
247 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great place and great game!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

The last time that I visited the American Airlines Arena was last June (2013) for one of the NBA Finals game - and the Heat won! The AAA is a great place and to enjoy a Heat game experience is always great, particularly during the finals. The arena's location is perfect - Downtown Miami, next to the Bayside Market Place. The only negative point is the price for parking - can get up to $40 - and the traffic jam after the game. The AAA is also a great place for concerts!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Cesilv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

One cannot go to Miami and not go experience the action of NBA game, lately Miami is THE team so dont hesitate, tickets are quite expensive but its a 1 time experience that you will really enjoy - it is a full on show!! even if you dont understand the rules too much it doesnt matter ... i went with my GF, first she thought it would be some boring guy activity but in the end she had a lot of fun and would love to go again.
the best is to buy tickets online via the teams' or the stadiums' website.

good seats start at 150$ per pers.


Visited in January 2012

Visited September 2012
1 Thank BorkaMoscou
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed American Airlines Arena also viewed


Been to American Airlines Arena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing