Even though the American Airlines changed their logo, the American Airlines Arena still uses their old one.
The American Airlines Arena (also known as 'Triple-A') is a famous sports and entertainment arena, located at Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. The American Airlines Arena is home to 'Miami Heat' team of the National Basketball Association. With a construction cost of over 357 million dollars, the Arquitectonica or the Heinlein Schrock Stearns (as they were known formerly) built the stadium to hold over 19,600 spectators for a basketball match. For the center stage location, it can hold more than 20,000 audiences for a 360°show. The American Airlines Arena has hosted finals of National Basketball Association in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The arena sits on 38 million dollars of county land. The Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson, who also opposed the arena in 1996, said that the construction of the arena was not a good deal for the county. However, the Miami Heat has not faced use the 357 million dollar stadium ever since.
Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Chris Brown and Kate Perry have performed sold-out concerts in the arena.
Celine Dion performed here during her "Taking Chances Tour" on 23rd January 2009 which was witnessed by the recorded number of spectators as the largest crowd in the history of the arena.
The Argentine rock band "Soda Stereo" and Australian worship band "Hillsong United" have also performed in total sold-out concerts in the arena in 2007 and 2011, respectively.
"U2" band performed at the arena during their award winning "Vertigo Tour" in 2005.
On 2nd January 2000, the Miami Heat defeated the Orlando Magic by 111-103 in a National Basketball Association event which was held after two days of the inauguration of the venue i.e. on December 31st, 1999.