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Miami Heat Fast Facts

Conference & Division
Eastern Conference, Southeast Division
Coach
Erik Spoelstra
Home Arena
American Airlines Arena
Arena Capacity
19,600
Rival(s)
New York Knicks
Orlando Magic
Chicago Bulls

2017 Miami Heat Schedule

Check out Miami Heat's 2017 schedule, and get your Heat tickets today!

Founded in 1988, the Miami Heat are still one of the newest teams playing in the NBA. Though the Heat haven't even been in existence for 30 years yet, Miami is quite accomplished, appearing in four NBA Finals, winning three. 

Miami Heat's general manager Pat Riley has played a major role in Miami's ascension to the NBA's elite teams. Once owner Micky Arison purchased the Heat in 1995, Riley was brought in to serve as Miami's head coach in president. Riley eventually led the Heat to the 2006 NBA Finals and guided the Heat to their first-ever NBA championship. Riley stepped down as head coach in 2008, naming Erik Spoelstra as head coach, but remained as Miami's general manager. The architect of now three NBA championship teams, Pat Riley is a revered figure in Miami. After Lebron James's stint on the Heat and Dwayne Wade's departure to the Chicago Bulls, the Heat are in a critical rebuilding point. Chris Bosh's injuries are also suffering the team's potential, but the Heat has proven they are anything but predictable or an easy opponent. 

American Airlines Arena

Miami Heat basketball home games are played at the American Airlines Arena, AKA the "AAA" (not to be confused with Dallas' American Airlines Center), a state of the art facility that plays hosts to a number of exiting event throughout the year. The $231 million arena opened in 1999 and seats up to 20,000 fans, depending on which of its five configurations are being used. It is one of the country's most beloved arenas, so be sure to get your Miami Heat tickets today and see the team and the arena in all their glory.

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