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American Airlines Arena

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132-1801
Phone Number: +1 786-777-1000

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

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Barbra was amazing!

We went to see Barbra Streisands last performance at this arena. The staff was very helpful, pleasant, and on top of things. They were very organized in getting people seated... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to see Barbra Streisands last performance at this arena. The staff was very helpful, pleasant, and on top of things. They were very organized in getting people seated, helping with directions, and a few even asked if we were comfortable with our seats, and took time to see if our view stayed unobstructed due to people in front... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time I come to the AAA I have an exceptional night. Even if the Heat lose it's been a great night. I've been to plenty of concerts here and it always surprises me how they always sell out. The staff is great and so welcoming. The food selection has downgraded a bit with the chicken but overall it's an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my spot to watch the Miami Heat games. I've also been here for several concerts. Parking a block or two from the facility runs from $15-30 depending on the event.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been going to the american airlines arena for years, catching the best games, best concerts and made the best friends. It is a fairly clean and organized establishment.

Thank Juliana C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The venue is nice. Seats not too close to each other. Some leg room. Not too hard to navigate to find your seats. Sound quality could have been a bit better.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been coming to the American Airlines Arena for many years and also for many events,the restaurant selection is pretty diverse as you could get Chinese, American, Grilled Food, Mexican or even Cuban, just DO NOT PARK IN THE ARENA.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw it from the bus front and back. Interesting round design with windows that look into the pedestrian walkways

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Streisand was great, as usually.. Arena is horrible as for clear viewing the stage. Won't ever go there again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I were graciously given 2nd row seats, parking under the building and full access to the club for a recent game. All that said, or course it was spectacular, but the friendly, caring and professional service by EVERY SINGLE person who we encountered was masterful. From the valet to the wait staff at our seats and everywhere... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided while in Miami that we would try to watch a sporting event so went to watch Miami Heat play Boston Celtics. Great stadium offering a variety of drinks and food. No waiting time really to get in and out regardless of security procedures it was relatively easy. It was a great arena and game.

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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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