Topping the list of high profile tenants is
the Miami Heat. The
Heat have called the American Airlines Playoffs
Arena home since the start of the 2000 season
only 2 days after the arena opened for the first
time. In the 2006 NBA finals, the AAA played
host to the Dallas Mavericks/ Miami
championship showdown. Next year the AAA is also
scheduled to receive the collegiate players of
the 2009 NCAA tournament.
Basketball is not the only sport played in this
arena either. The AAA was the chosen location in
2006-2007 for three of the WCW’s (World
Championship Wrestling) main wrestling events.
The first ever UFC (Ultimate Fighting
Championship) fight event in Florida was also
performed here in mid 2003.
The American Airlines Playoffs Arena was
designed for far more then just sporting events.
It was built with concert configuration in mind
Depending on the amount of tickets on
sale for a particular event the stadium can
house between 12,000-19,000 persons.
Some of the biggest names in showbiz have
headlined in the dazzling arena. Britney Spears
(sold out), Shakira, Cher, and Madonna just to
names of a few of the heavy hitters who
have played here. The arena’s acoustics are
designed in such a way to please any performer
who graces the stage there.The most highly advertised and largest revenue
producer to ever enter the arena was the MTV
The AAA was privileged to get to
host the 2004 and 2005 live broadcasts of this
awards show. It is said that millions of dollars
flowed into the Miami-Dade economy in the days
preceding and following this event.
Big or small the American Airlines Playoffs
Arena does it all!!