AmericanAirlines Arena Tips: Events, Parking, Guide

Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena
Home to: Miami Heat (NBA)
Capacity: 19,600 (Basketball)
Roof: Closed
Address: 601 Biscayne Boulevard
Location: Miami, Florida, USA

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AmericanAirlines Arena Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide

This AmericanAirlines Arena tips guide will help you plan your next visit to Miami. We have tons of information below including:

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AmericanAirlines Arena Summary

Located on the water in Downtown Miami, the AmericanAirlines Arena showcases first-rate entertainment and sporting events. The arena is best known as the home for Miami Heat Basketball.

In 2010, large crowds from all over the country come to the AAA to watch LeBron, Wade, and Bosh battle opposing teams on their home court.

The AmericanAirlines Arena can house up to 20,000 fans. Thus, finding the best restaurants, hotels, foods, parking lots, as well as the best seating position can be frustrating.

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Upcoming AmericanAirlines Arena Events

Upcoming concert events at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami are listed below. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link to be redirected right to Ticketmaster where you can buy tickets! Click on the links in the event name to check out our full guide for that event.

DateNameTickets Starting AtTickets Link
November 27- 2023Travis Scott Utopia Tour Presents Circus Maximus$55.00
December 01- 2023Marko - El poder de un chisme$19.50
December 03- 2023Miami R&B Music Experience$65.00
December 10- 2023Ms. Lauryn Hill & Fugees: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th Anniv. Tour$54.75
January 23- 2024Playboi Carti$44.75
January 28- 2024Travis Scott Utopia Tour Presents Circus Maximus$35.00
February 02- 2024An Evening of Love$69.00
February 03- 2024Morat - Si Ayer Fuera Hoy$54.75
February 09- 2024Pablo Alboran - LA CU4ARTA HOJA$38.00
March 06- 2024Olivia Rodrigo - GUTS world tour$20.00
March 30- 2024Laura Pausini World Tour 2023/2024$55.24
April 06- 2024Madonna - The Celebration Tour$60.00
April 07- 2024Madonna - The Celebration Tour$60.00
April 13- 2024Silvestre Dangond - 'Ta Malo USA Tour$47.24
May 04- 2024MiamiBash 2023 by Alex Sensation$54.00
May 24- 2024Bad Bunny - Most Wanted Tour$101.95
May 25- 2024Bad Bunny - Most Wanted Tour$101.95
May 26- 2024Bad Bunny - Most Wanted Tour$101.95
June 01- 2024Maluma: Don Juan Tour$61.00
June 08- 2024Luis Miguel Tour 2024$71.00
June 09- 2024Luis Miguel Tour 2024$71.00
June 21- 2024blink-182 - ONE MORE TIME$13.45
September 17- 2024Ozuna: OzuTochi US Tour 2022$49.00

AmericanAirlines Arena Parking Tips

Grab an awesome parking spot before you head to the stadium! Use the SpotHero widget below to select your event, view nearby parking to the stadium, and purchase your parking pass in advance.


AmericanAirlines Arena Seating Chart & Tips

With a seating capacity of 19,600, we want to make sure that you get the best seat in the house. Check out our AmericanAirlines Arena tips for seating below.
First, here are the seating charts for basketball games:

The Best Seats In The House

The best seats to enjoy a memory experience are the center court tickets in sections 106, 107, 118, and 119.
These seats are right in the middle of the arena. 15 rows up on the lower bowl are prime seats for concerts.

Which Seats Should I Avoid?

Regardless of the events or concert, the seats to avoid are on the arenas 400 level – the standing room only spots. These seats get you in the door, but are a far way walk and you don’t get a seat to sit in.

If you still want to locate yourself there, ensure you go with a pair of high-spec binoculars and a pair of comfortable shoes.

AmericanAirlines Arena Nearby Hotels To Stay At

If you are looking for a cheap hotel near AAA, check out the YVE Hotel. It’s a trendy and modern place to stay for an affordable price.
If price isn’t an option, the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay is a higher-end complex.
Below are some of the nearest hotels to AmericanAirlines Arena.
  • YVE Hotel Miami – $99 per night
  • Holiday Inn Port of Miami – Downtown – $122 per night
  • Global Luxury Suites Downtown Miami – $109 per night
  • Hilton Miami Downtown – $109 per night
  • Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay – $149 per night
  • Eurostars Langford – $104 per night
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay – $138 per night

Listed below are all of the hotels around AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Enter your dates and the map will automatically update with live hotel prices for your stay!

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Restaurants Near AmericanAirlines Arena

Are you looking to eat at a restaurant nearby AAA? If you want to grab some shrimp black garlic or cod fish with Alioli, the following restaurants fit the bill.
These restaurants are mostly based in Downtown, Uptown, and Victory Park.
  • Cooking with INCOGNITO, Downtown
  • Mio Nonno Trattoria, Victory Park
  • Dibs on Victory, Victory Park
  • Cook Hall – Dallas, Uptown
  • Imoto Restaurant, Victory Park
  • Mesero, Victory Park
  • Medina Oven & Bar, Victory Park
  • Mercat, Uptown
  • Saint Ann Restaurant And Bar, Uptown

Listed below are the top five rated restaurants in Miami within 2 miles (3.2km) of AmericanAirlines Arena according to Yelp.

NameRatingPriceAddressMore Info
Lolita Restaurant5 / 5316 SW 8th Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(347) 813-0158
N by NAOE5 / 5$$$$661 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 947-6263
Manila Kantina5 / 5245 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 534-8277
Mayu Miami5 / 5177 SW 7th St
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 860-1426
Madda’s Place5 / 5119 SE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33131

Best Attractions in Miami

  • Freedom Tower
  • Bongos Cuban Café
  • Miami Jet Ski
  • Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami
  • Island Queen Cruises & Tours
  • Effusion Gallery
  • Cultural Heritage Alliance For Tourism
  • Fiesta Cruises of Miami
  • Bayside Marketplace

Other AmericanAirlines Arena Information

AmericanAirlines Arena Stadium Foods

There is a wide variety of menu selections when you visit AmericanAirlines Arena to watch your favorite team.
  • Sections 108 & 309: Fiery Tender Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, Grilled Chicken Breast, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon on Texas Toast
  • Sections 105, 117, 308, and 324: Prime Burger, Prime Cheddar Burger.
  • Sections 112 & 407: Mofongo Dog, Foot long Miami Dog, Chili Cheese Dog, Dirst Elote Dog
  • Snacks: Roasted nuts, Haagen Dazs, and Tequesitos (Sections 108, 120, 121, 307, 310)

We have a full guide on the best food at AmericanAirlines Arena.


Mofongo Sandwich at AmericanAirlines Arena
Mofongo Sandwich at AmericanAirlines Arena

AmericanAirlines Arena Know Before You Go

Parking Tips

There is an underground parking lot at the American Airlines Arena, but they have a limited number of available spaces, first-come-first-serve. The price to park in the garage is between $15 – $40, depending on the event.
Valet parking is also available on the north side of the building, the cost is between $25 – $50 per event.

Transit Tips

One of the best ways to get to the AAA is by taking advantage of Miami’s public transportation. Stops for the MetroRail, MetroMover and MetroBus are just a short walk from the Arena entrance.

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