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American Airlines Arena

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

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

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First time at a Basketball game

This was our first time in America and at a Basketball game. The Heat lost unfortunately and they're on a bit of a bad run. The stadium wasn't close to full but there was a nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Cogolin, France
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Cogolin, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time in America and at a Basketball game. The Heat lost unfortunately and they're on a bit of a bad run. The stadium wasn't close to full but there was a nice atmosphere. The food services here are immense compared to anything you'd find in the UK And not terribly priced either. If you can get... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

excellent- near park, and pier to cath boats, near downtown hotels. Easily accessible from metro and bus lines. Go early to visit and shop near the park which is about 2 blocks away on the bay.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here to see Adele's concert (which was AMAZING). We arrived and the entrance was clearly marked and easy to get to. Getting in seemed pretty organized, even though everything was processed on the credit card you used to buy your tickets and not paper tickets (per the artist, not the venue). Getting around was not crowded and the... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw the Heat game here, super nice arena, team sucks with out Wade. Facilities are in great shape. Staff was professional, easy getting in and out. Loved it!

Thank Bo C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Caught the Heat and Celtics game. The venue and fans are great. The area around the arena is nice and I thought the food and drink choices in the arena where very good. If you are in town it's worth going to a game here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to two concerts here. We were able to get in and out fairly quickly. They check your purse right outside before you go in. There is plenty of assistance to guide you to your seat. There are various food vendors inside. You're typical hot dogs, nachos, pizza, etc. and VERY expensive! A bottle of water will run you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For the long weekend I decided to take a friend to see a basketball game since she's never been to one. I have to say the security staff was friendly and respectful I even had one help me bring my food to my seat. I think we had great seats for 2 tickets at 35.00. We were in the upper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to my first pro basketball game ever (Miami vs the Spurs). Security checks weren't a big deal and it was convenient having my tix on my phone. The AA Arena puts on a good show. Too bad that the Heat lost. My hubby was surprised to get an Asian noodle bowl vs just hot dogs, etc, Since we... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We concert time was 8:00 PM but we were not allow to go to our seats before that time. I arrived at 7:30 PM and there was no place to seat. The worst part was at the end when exiting; the process to exit took a long time; looks like a poor design to me since other venues that I... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently attended a concert here. Found my experience to be average. The artist began two hours late, but that's not AA's fault I would think. Access to area was challenging if not horrible. Food and drink prices were very high.

Thank John S

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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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