MIAMI - Heat fans are being asked to arrive early for opening night against the Chicago Bulls.
Doors to the American Airlines Arena will be opening at 6:00 p.m.
The ring ceremony to honor last year's championship will begin at 7:15 p.m.
The ceremony will feature a video display that transforms the surface of the Heat court into a 3-D projection screen.
The night will be highlighted by the 2013 NBA Championship Banner being raised to the rafters.
Fan favorite Julia Dale will sing the national anthem.
The Heat and Bulls will tip at 8:00 p.m.
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