Right on Biscayne Bay in sunny Miami, Miami-Dade Arena is home to the NBA's Miami Heat. Opened in 1999 as a replacement for the Miami Arena, Miami-Dade Arena can seat up to 19,146 and features Florida's largest theater, the Waterfront Theater. The Waterfront is a versatile space, used for everything from concerts and family shows to musical theater.
Sometimes referred to as the "triple-A" or "A3" the arena's first event was a concert with Gloria Estefan. Other concerts since have included Kanye West during his Saint Pablo Tour in 2016, Adele, Rihanna, Shakira - who has performed at the Miami-Dade Arena more than five times now - and U2. The arena hosts more than 80 non-basketball events each year and is used for a wide variety of cultural and city events, making it a well-integrated part of life in Miami.
Seated right in the middle of one of Miami's hottest districts, the Miami-Dade Arena is an exciting venue to visit with a lot to do around town nearby. From sizzling nightlife in nearby South Beach to great dining and lots of fun all over the Arts & Entertainment District. This vibrant character is reflected in Miami-Dade Arena's design and operation, which is perhaps best displayed by 601, an upscale event space for basketball pre-game parties, corporate meetings, and private events. The arena opened 601 to serve as a premier party destination, on par with Miami's big nightclubs.
Beyond elegant dining spaces, the venue features a colorful scoreboard created by local artist Christopher Janney. Called "Turn Up the Heat" by Janney, this unusual scoreboard looks something like a giant sea anemone and changes color along with the temperature in the arena. It can also be changed on command and helps give the arena an interactive, animated feel. On top of the arena, sits a giant American Airlines logo, which you can see from aircraft landing at Miami International Airport.
Frequently Asked Questions About Miami-Dade Arena Events and Tickets
What events are at Miami-Dade Arena?
Miami-Dade Arena is primarily used as the home of NBA's Miami Heat. However, Miami-Dade Arena does host a number of concerts and other events. See full Miami-Dade Arena schedule above.
How much are tickets at Miami-Dade Arena?
Miami-Dade Arena ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Miami-Dade Arena tickets can be found for as low as $15.00, with an average price of $144.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Miami-Dade Arena's address?
Miami-Dade Arena is located at 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
What city is Miami-Dade Arena in?
Miami-Dade Arena is located in Miami
What is the capacity of Miami-Dade Arena?
Miami-Dade Arena has a capacity of roughly 19600, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Miami-Dade Arena opened?
Miami-Dade Arena was opened in 1999
Where can I find details on will call?
You can find details about will call on the Miami-Dade Arena's official site.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Miami-Dade Arena will typically open 1 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Miami-Dade Arena?
No, bags are generally not allowed at Miami-Dade Arena but we urge you to visit the official Miami-Dade Arena site for the latest details.
Are cameras allowed at Miami-Dade Arena?
Cameras are allowed at Miami-Dade Arena but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Are outside drinks allowed at Miami-Dade Arena?
You may bring outside beverages to Miami-Dade Arena with the exception of alcoholic beverages, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their policy though.
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Miami-Dade Arena?
Miami-Dade Arena requires a ticket for any child who is 2 or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
Does Miami-Dade Arena offer sign language services?
Yes, Miami-Dade Arena offers sign language services for most events. Please contact the venue at 786-777-1177 to check whether they will be offered for your event.
Does Miami-Dade Arena offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Miami-Dade Arena offers assisted listening devices (ALDs). Please contact the venue at 786-777-1177 to learn more.
Does Miami-Dade Arena have parking?
Yes, Miami-Dade Arena has parking. You can purchase parking on the venue's official site.
How much does parking at Miami-Dade Arena cost?
The cheapest parking near Miami-Dade Arena is usually at least $40.00.