After FTX flounders, what becomes of Miami arena naming deal?
Cryptocurrency giant FTX filed for bankruptcy Friday, leaving a number of unanswered questions, including a big one here in South Florida: what will happen to its naming rights deal for Miami’s FTX Arena and the money it was set to pay Miami-Dade County over the next two decades?
Everyone seated at the Miami Heat season opener received a free cryptocurrency NFT
Every fan seated inside of the arena was greeted by a T-shirt by FTX, a U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency platform. However, these weren’t ordinary game-day shirts — each shirt had a scannable QR bar code on the back that, if unlocked, awarded the person with a limited edition, FTX Arena NFT.
Heat turns up defensive pressure in 92-87 win at Indiana
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat defends Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 19, 2021 in Miami, Florida. INDIANAPOLIS – Duncan Robinson and Jimmy Butler helped Miami rally from a 13-point first-half deficit by spurring a decisive eight-point fourth-quarter run to give the Heat a 92-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Robinson finished with 20 points and Butler added 18 as Miami avoided getting swept in the three-game season series with the Pacers. The Heat have won two straight since ending a four-game losing streak. Indiana was led by Myles Turner with 15 points and Caris LeVert and Doug McDermott, who each had 14.
Dragic, Bjelica join the Heat; Oladipo out with a head cold
Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat reacts against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – The Miami Heat are starting to get help, as they look to snap a 6-game losing streak. Guard Goran Dragic travelled with the team to New York, where the Heat will take on the Knicks on Monday night. The guard is out for Monday’s game with a head cold. Guard Kendrick Nunn has also been ruled out of Monday’s game with an ankle injury.
Crypto industry to get first major U.S. stadium with Miami-Dade County approving FTX for Heat home
FTX has won the naming rights to the entertainment venue currently known as American Airlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat. The company now joins a long, and sometimes checkered, history of firms with stadium naming rights. The dot-com era two decades ago provides even more fodder for naming rights gone wrong. Now-defunct companies Adelphia and PSINet also had NFL stadium naming rights near the turn of the century. The Miami Heat have been one of the most successful NBA franchises in recent years, appearing in 5 NBA Finals since 2010 and winning two titles.cnbc.com
McCollum, Blazers hold off short-handed Heat, 125-122
Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat celebrates after a three pointer against the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 09, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Damian Lillard made three free throws with one second remaining, and the Portland Trail Blazers survived a wild finish to beat the short-handed Miami Heat 125-122. CJ McCollum had 21 of his 35 points in the first quarter for Portland, which got 22 points from Lillard, 20 points from Carmelo Anthony, and 18 points to go along with 16 rebounds from Enes Kanter. Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro each had 29 points for Miami, which dropped its fifth straight and fell to 22-23. Kendrick Nunn scored 22 for the Heat.
New naming rights agreement for Miami Heat arena gives county $5 million annual increase on old deal
MIAMI – The iconic plane on the roof of American Airlines Arena could soon be a thing of the past. FTX is a leading cryptocurrency exchange that was willing to pay major bucks for the exposure. Local 10 News obtained Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s memo about the change, which shows it is a $135 million naming rights deal. American Airlines was paying about $2 million annually until their agreement expired last year. AdRELATED LINKGet to know FTX: Miami Heat arena close to finalizing new name
Suns stay hot, Heat struggle again as Phoenix rolls, 110-100
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Devin Booker scored 23 points and the Phoenix Suns stretched their road winning streak to seven games by beating the slumping Miami Heat 110-100. Deandre Ayton scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Suns. Former Heat forward Jae Crowder had 13 for the Suns and Mikal Bridges scored 12. Kendrick Nunn led the Heat with 25 points, while Bam Adebayo scored 16 and Jimmy Butler added 14.
Family of hit and run victim hires attorney, hoping to boost police investigation into deadly crash
Stephan Maze was killed while on his way to American Airlines Arena, where he worked as a security guard. His family has since hired an attorney and is gathering evidence as they work to help police make an arrest. AdThe family’s attorney is conducting a parallel investigation, alongside police, checking for surveillance videos in the area and obtaining crash reports. A GoFundMe page was also created to help Maze’s family. RELATED LINKMiami Heat make plea for justice after arena security guard was killed in hit and run crash
Brogdon scores 27, Pacers beat Heat 137-110
Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers blocks a shot by Kelly Olynyk of the Miami Heat during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 19, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Malcolm Brogdon scored 27 points on 10-of-12 shooting and the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 137-110. Indiana finished with its highest scoring total ever against Miami, including the playoffs — topping the previous high of 127 in 1992. Doug McDermott and Justin Holiday added 17 points each. Bam Adebayo scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler added 17 for Miami, which has lost two straight after winning 11 of 13.
Morant layup with 1.2 seconds left lifts Grizzlies over Heat
Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat reacts against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ja Morant dribbled the length of the court for a tiebreaking layup with 1.2 seconds left and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Miami Heat 89-85 to end a three-game skid. Memphis’ Kyle Anderson intercepted the inbound pass after Morant’s basket, was fouled and made two free throws to end Miami’s winning streak at five. Morant, Anderson and De’Anthony Melton each scored 13 points, and Melton also had 10 rebounds and six assists. Jimmy Butler was questionable to play after twisting his left ankle late in Tuesday’s loss to Cleveland but led the Heat with 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting.
Butler scores 28, Heat stay hot with 113-98 win over Cavs
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat celebrates with Duncan Robinson against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – The Miami Heat got another win, and for a change it came relatively easily. Jimmy Butler had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Bam Adebayo returned from a knee issue and finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Heat eased past the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98 on Tuesday night. Miami won for the 11th time in its last 12 games. Collin Sexton scored 21 for Cleveland, which got 16 points and eight rebounds from JaVale McGee in 21 minutes on 8-for-10 shooting.
Adebayo upgraded to probable for Heat, Bradley questionable
Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat shoots over John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – The Miami Heat are playing great basketball and now they’re getting healthy. The team upgraded big man Bam Adebayo to probable for the Heat’s home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Adebayo has missed the team’s last four games, all Heat wins. Miami has also upgraded guard Avery Bradley to questionable.
Heat top Magic 111-103, get over .500 for 1st time this year
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat celebrates with Tyler Herro against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on March 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and added 11 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored 20 and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 111-103 to move over the .500 mark for the first time this season. Tyler Herro scored 17, Kendrick Nunn had 13 and Goran Dragic added 11 for the Heat, who pulled away in the final 6 minutes. All-Star Nikola Vucevic finished with 24 points and a game-high 17 rebounds for the Magic, who have dropped six straight. The Magic lost despite outrebounding Miami 56-44.
Tyler Herro, Precious Achiuwa selected to NBA Rising Stars teams
Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat high fives Precious Achiuwa against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on December 25, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The NBA announced on Wednesday that Heat rookie Precious Achiuwa and second-year sharpshooter Tyler Herro were selected to the 2021 NBA Rising Stars teams. Unfortunately, unlike in past years, there is not going to be a Rising Stars game due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, the Rising Stars Challenge is made up of NBA players in their first or second year in the league. Achiuwa becomes the tenth Heat player selected to the Rising Stars teams, joining Herro, Nunn, Norris Cole, Michael Beasley, Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Caron Butler, Kurt Thomas and Khalid Reeves.
Miami streak snapped as Hawks win 94-80 in McMillan’s interim coach debut
Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks drives to the basket against Kelly Olynyk of the Miami Heat during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Trae Young took over late and made sure that Nate McMillan would win his debut as interim coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Young scored 18 points, including 13 straight for his team in the fourth quarter, and the Hawks snapped Miami’s six-game winning streak by beating the Heat 94-80 on Tuesday night. John Collins scored 17 for Atlanta, which lost at Miami on Sunday and fired coach Lloyd Pierce on Monday. Kevin Huerter scored 16 for the Hawks and Clint Capela had 10 points and 17 rebounds.
Heat top Hawks for 6th straight win, get back to .500
Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat shoots over John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – The Miami Heat are back at .500, not even a couple weeks removed from being near the very bottom of the Eastern Conference. Kendrick Nunn scored 24 points, Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Heat extended the NBA’s longest current winning streak to six games by beating the Atlanta Hawks 109-99. John Collins led all scorers with 34 points for Atlanta, and grabbed 10 rebounds. Clint Capela finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks, while Trae Young struggled and scored 15 points.
Butler leads Heat to 4th straight win, 116-108 over Raptors
Jimmy Butler and Andre Iguodala of the Miami Heat celebrate against the Toronto Raptors during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 24, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and had 14 of them in the fourth quarter as the Miami Heat won their fourth consecutive game by topping the Toronto Raptors 116-108. Butler also had 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Heat. It was the eighth win in the last 11 games for the Heat. Kyle Lowry returned from a thumb injury and scored 24 for Toronto.
Heat pull away to beat Thunder 108-94 in finale of road trip
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. OKLAHOMA CITY – Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, leading the Miami Heat to a 108-94 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the finale of their seven-game road trip. Robinson ended it with a 3-pointer that gave the Heat a 94-77 lead midway through the final period. Miami won the final three games of the trip to finish 4-3. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points for the Thunder.
Tributes, performances galore at 'Premio Lo Nuestro' awards
Edwin Cazares, left, of Grupo Firme, and Chesca perform at Premio Lo Nuestro at American Airlines Arena on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)MIAMI – Bad Bunny topped Univision's “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards with seven wins on a night that included a tribute to late Mexican singer-composer Armando Mazanero and performances by some of the biggest names in Latin music. Among the winners at Thursday's show were pop singer Camilo and the Mexican band Grupo Firme, which took home five awards apiece. Bad Bunny’s awards included the night’s top honor, artist of the year, as well as album of the year and best urban artist of the year. A total of 147 artists were nominated in 34 categories honoring various musical styles, including pop, urban, tropical and regional Mexican.
Singer Ricky Martin joins efforts to build Pulse memorial
Ricky Martin performs for the 21st Latin Grammy Awards, airing on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)ORLANDO, Fla. – Singer Ricky Martin will be a spokesman for a foundation that is building a memorial and museum to honor the 49 victims who died during a massacre at a gay Florida nightclub nearly five years ago, foundation officials said Thursday. In the unpaid position, Martin will make public service announcements promoting tolerance and also support the foundation by making social media posts, taping video messages and possibly narrating some exhibitions, foundation officials said. The goal of the outlovehate.com campaign is to raise $49 million, with proceeds going toward building a permanent National Pulse Memorial & Museum, foundation officials said. AdThe Pulse nightclub near downtown Orlando was attacked by gunman Omar Mateen in June 2016.
Heat dig deep, hold off Knicks 98-96 to sweep home-and-home
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat reacts after being fouled by Julius Randle of the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 09, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. MIAMI – Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 26 points, and the Miami Heat beat New York 98-96 to finish off a sweep of a home-and-home series. RJ Barrett had a chance to tie it on the game’s final play, but his layup bounced off the rim. Elfrid Payton led the Knicks with 18 points, and Derrick Rose — in his first game back with New York — had 14 off the bench.
Beal starts 0 for 13, Heat roll past Wizards 122-95
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards is defended by Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 05, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Washington’s Bradley Beal thought he had an open path to a layup in the opening minutes, unaware that Miami’s Bam Adebayo was going to swat his shot out of bounds with ease. And the Heat looked like themselves again. Beal — the NBA’s scoring leader — missed his first 13 shot attempts, Kendrick Nunn scored 25 points off the bench and Miami rolled to an easy 122-95 win over the Wizards. The win improved Miami’s record to 8-14 on the season and was just the Heat’s second victory over its past nine games.
Miami Heat reporting goes global during pandemic
MIAMI – For decades, reporting on the Miami Heat or any NBA team followed a similar formula: You get a credential, go to the AmericanAirlines Arena, watch the game and then meet with players in the locker room to discuss what you saw. That has opened the door for reporters around the world to cover the game they love. His dedication has caught the attention of players and made him a familiar voice in Zoom media sessions. Christos still hopes to cover an NBA game in person one day. But for now, like so many, he’s working hard to cover the global game from his own home office.
Beal scores 32, Wizards top reeling Heat 103-100
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards blocks a shot by Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 03, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Bradley Beal scored 32 points, and the Washington Wizards rallied from a 13-point, second-half deficit to beat the freefalling Miami Heat 103-100. Deni Avdija added 13 for Washington, which pulled off this comeback just three nights after digging its way out of an 18-point hole to beat the Brooklyn Nets. The Wizards — who had their season suspended for nearly two weeks because of virus issues in January — held Miami to 32 points in the game’s final 23 minutes. Tyler Herro scored 20 points for Miami, which fell to 7-14 after making the NBA Finals last season.
Miami ends skid, hangs on to defeat Duke 77-75
Malik Monk of the Charlotte Hornets celebrates after a basket against the Miami Heat during overtime at American Airlines Arena on February 01, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Malik Monk had the best scoring game of his career, and the Charlotte Hornets got a comeback they won’t soon forget. Monk came off the bench to score 36 points and make nine 3-pointers, Devonte’ Graham added 24 points and the Hornets rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final 2:47 of regulation to beat the Miami Heat 129-121 in overtime. The 36 points was a Hornets’ reserve record, one better than the 35 that Graham had against Indiana on Nov. 5, 2019. Jimmy Butler scored 25 for Miami.
Welcome back: Butler scores 30, Heat hold off Kings 105-104
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat drives against the Sacramento Kings during the first half at American Airlines Arena on January 30, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Jimmy Butler returned and made sure the Miami Heat got back to their winning ways. Butler scored a season-high 30 points after missing 10 games because of the NBA’s virus-related protocols, including the go-ahead layup with 42.1 seconds left, and the Heat defeated the Sacramento Kings 105-104 to end a five-game losing streak. Bam Adebayo had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Miami, which got 15 points from Tyler Herro and 14 from Duncan Robinson. De’Aaron Fox scored 30 for Sacramento, 17 of those coming in the fourth.
Clippers rally from 18 points down, top ailing Heat 109-105
Luke Kennard #5 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket against the Miami Heat during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Actual ticketholders were back at a Miami Heat game for the first time since March. Nicolas Batum scored 18 points and the Clippers used a 20-2 run in the third quarter to help fuel what became a 109-105 win over the short-handed and reeling Heat on Thursday night. Lou Williams had 17 for the Clippers, who were again without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George because of the league’s virus protocols. Tyler Herro returned after missing seven games with neck spasms and scored 19 points for Miami, which dropped its fifth straight and was without seven players.
Nuggets run away from short-handed Heat, 109-82
The Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets honor the life of Kobe Bryant and Hank Aaron with a moment of silence prior to the game at American Airlines Arena on January 27, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – The Denver Nuggets might not want this road trip to end. And the Miami Heat cannot get Jimmy Butler back quickly enough. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 11 rebounds and the Nuggets won their fifth straight, building a 25-point halftime lead and beating the Heat 109-82 on Wednesday night. Michael Porter Jr. scored 17, JaMychal Green scored 15 and Jamal Murray had 14 for Denver.
Heat rally from 19 down, top Pistons 113-107 to end slide
Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat blocks a shot by Jerami Grant of the Detroit Pistons during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 18, 2021 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI – Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Miami Heat got their biggest comeback win of the season, rallying from 19 down to beat the Detroit Pistons 113-107 to snap a three-game slide. Goran Dragic scored 22 for the Heat, who got 18 apiece from Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn. Miami was again without Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley because of virus protocols and Tyler Herro and Meyers Leonard with injuries. Wayne Ellington made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 for the Pistons.
How the North Beach Bandshell Has Managed to Remain Active During the Pandemic
Then there's the North Beach Bandshell, a sand-wisped open-air amphitheater mere steps from the ocean. In all, the Rhythm Foundation has had to cancel 30 performances at the bandshell and other South Florida venues. The North Beach Social show hosted Richie Hell, who performed against a backdrop of custom motion graphics. EXPAND The show must go on (virtually) at North Beach Bandshell. North Beach Bandshell.miaminewtimes.com
Billie Eilish Had Fans Screaming for More During Her World Tour Kickoff in Miami
Everyone ought to love something as fiercely as the 20,000 screaming fans at the American Airlines Arena last night adore Billie Eilish. Billie Eilish and her trademark neon-green hair. (Predictably, footage of the video from inside the arena went bonkers on social media.) Finneas and Billie Eilish Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live NationAll cynicism aside, lovers of live music might be entering a dark time. Billie Eilish made the most of her opening night at a moment when no future show can be 100 percent promised.miaminewtimes.com
The Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Capital One Caf, 850 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-857-5756, capitalone.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. ATV Records, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-456-5613, atvrecords.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com.miaminewtimes.com
Brooklyn Nets and head coach Kenny Atkinson 'mutually part ways' after four seasons
MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 29: Head coach Kenny Atkinson of the Brooklyn Nets reacts against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The Brooklyn Nets and head coach Kenny Atkinson have parted ways, the team announced on Saturday. Assistant coach Jacque Vaughn will take over as head coach for the remainder of the season. Atkinson began as head coach for the Nets at the start of the 2016 season and remained for four seasons.cnbc.com
Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry says coronavirus will impact NBA player interaction with fans
Marc Lasry, co-owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, told CNBC on Tuesday that sporting events could possibly ban fans if the coronavirus outbreak worsens. "If you're going to do it to basketball, you're going to do it to baseball," Lasry said on "Fast Money." The billionaire hedge fund manager said games that exclude spectators could have more serious implications for the upcoming baseball season, as baseball stadiums can hold more people. He added that basketball games in Europe have already barred fans because of the virus and that the National Basketball Association could do the same if more people get sick. The NBA issued a memo to teams on March 1 advising players to avoid high-fiving or giving fist bumps to fans and taking items to sign autographs.cnbc.com
Tool to Kick-Start Spring 2020 Tour in Miami
Metal fans, rejoice: Tool has announced a spring 2020 North American tour, and itll kick off in Miami, the hottest and heaviest city of them all. The Maynard James Keenan-fronted group will hit the Magic City on Thursday, April 16, for a headlining concert at the American Airlines Arena. Tool will round out its Florida dates with gigs in Orlando and Tampa on April 17 and 19. Cultishly adored indie band Blonde Redhead will be on opening duties for the AA Arena show and the initial leg of Tools new tour. Thursday, April 16, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; aaarena.com.miaminewtimes.com
The Miami Marathon Is Here, So Your Weekend Plans No Longer Involve Driving
It's Miami Marathon weekend if you plan to drive anywhere in the cities of Miami or Miami Beach this weekend, read this first. Runners will head east on the MacArthur Causeway toward Miami Beach, turn right onto Alton Road, hang a left onto South Pointe Drive, and finish at Nikki Beach. Then comes the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Sunday morning. Drivers should use the Julia Tuttle Causeway to drive to and from Miami Beach. Miami Marathon lore has it that a Miami Heat/Chicago Bulls game coincided with the race in 2012.miaminewtimes.com
DJ Khaled Brought Out Trina, Lil Wayne, and Others to Pen a Miami Love Letter at the EA Sports Bowl
Super Bowl LIV weekend has arrived in Miami, bringing with it a seemingly never-ending parade of spectacles supplied by the biggest names in entertainment. Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music FestSuperstar femcee Megan Thee Stallion, bolstered by the momentum of her breakthrough 2019, kicked off the evening's proceedings. Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music FestMeek Mills time onstage was prefaced by footage from his compelling documentary, Free Meek, on the screens. Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music FestAfter a quick set from Yo Gotti, it seemed the crowd had just about had enough. EXPAND DJ Khaled surprised the audience at the 2020 EA Sports Bowl with a special surprise set by Lil Wayne.miaminewtimes.com
Climate change is threatening sports stadiums and arenas, and teams like the Yankees and Dolphins are battling back
Teams and stadiums across country are dealing with flooding, extreme storms, excessive heat and smoke from wildfires. "The last three years in September, we've had climate issues, whether they're hurricane threats. We had to actually move a game," said Tom Garfinkel, CEO of the Miami Dolphins football team. It is home to 10 professional sports teams, 26 minor league teams and 60 college sports programs. At Davenport, Iowa's minor league stadium Modern Woodmen Park overflowing rivers last May turned it from a field of dreams into an island.cnbc.com
Golden State Warriors named Sports Business Journal's Franchise of the Decade
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. SAN FRANCISCO The Golden State Warriors has been named "Franchise of the Decade" by Sports Business Journal, a prestigious industry award that recognizes the best overall franchise across all sports in the last 10 years. "It's a huge recognition for all the work that people have put into this organization this decade," Warriors president Rick Welts said in an interview with CNBC. Welts also praised Warriors guard Stephen Curry, the team's face of the franchise. According to Forbes, the Warriors is worth $3.5 billion, the third-most-valuable NBA franchise and 10th-most-valuable sports team in the world.cnbc.com
Elton John Returns to Miami May 2020 for Additional Dates on Farewell Tour
The most beloved bespectacled pianist in rock 'n' roll history will take another victory lap through Florida in May 2020. Elton John is set to perform at the American Airlines Arena May 30, 2020, and also stop in Tampa and Orlando May 26 and 28. The shows were announced Wednesday morning as part of an additional North American leg of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which is being billed as the singer-songwriter's final series of live performances. A flurry of attention has surrounded the veteran musician over the past few years: In addition to the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, John released his autobiographical book, Me, this past October and saw his career depicted on the silver screen in the critical and commercial success Rocketman. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; aaarena.com; 786-777-1000.miaminewtimes.com
At least buy us a drink, readers say of delayed start time of Madonnas Miami concert
I saw Madonna for free at the old Copa in Ft. Lauderdale, emailed reader Sharon Eaton. Move forward till she was at the American Airlines Arena and we had to wait three hours until she graced the stage with her presence. After that debacle, which was a weekday and I had to work the next day, I vowed to never go to her concerts ever again. Now, my son finds out the start time went from 8:30 to 10:30, also during a weekday, so he is trying to sell his tickets, to which I told him he should not have bought them to begin with. So it goes!sun-sentinel.com
The Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-8800, faena.com/miami-beach. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717, standardhotels.com/spa-miami-beach. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717, standardhotels.com/spa-miami-beach. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717, standardhotels.com/spa-miami-beach.miaminewtimes.com
The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
Here are the best things to do in Miami this weekend:Friday, October 18It's time to experience the latest work from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodvar. 6 p.m. Friday at 3841 NE Second Ave., Miami. 8 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 7 p.m. Saturday at Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami. 8 p.m. Saturday at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami.miaminewtimes.com
The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
If schnitzel and lederhosen aren't your thing, David Avery (Friday at the Ground), Gloria Trevi (Friday at American Airlines Arena), and Juan Luis Guerra (Saturday at American Airlines Arena) will rock this town. Here are the best things to do in Miami this weekend:EXPAND Mall Grab (pictured) will join David Avery at the Ground Friday night. This Friday night, she'll play for thousands at the AA Arena after opener Karol G. 8 p.m. Friday at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Noon Saturday and Sunday at the Wharf Miami, 114 SW N. River Dr., Miami. 2 p.m. Sunday at Clevelander South Beach, 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; clevelander.com.miaminewtimes.com
The Nine Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
Here are the best things to do in Miami this weekend:Friday, September 27The plight of refugees has been in the news a lot lately. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at FIU Green Library, 11200 SW Eighth St., Miami; cri.fiu.edu. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; mocanomi.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36th St., Doral; cityplacedoral.com. 11 p.m. Saturday at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; clubspace.com.miaminewtimes.com
iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina 2019 Performers Include Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, and Ozuna
Miami will be the epicenter of the Latin music world once again when iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina returns to the American Airlines Arena Saturday, November 2. Ozuna is also a frequent guest at the venue, with Fiesta Latina marking the fourth time he's played there since September 2018. iHeartRadio launched Fiesta Latina in 2014 as a Latin music spinoff of the Vegas-based iHeartRadio Music Festival, which has been held annually since 2011. The 2019 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will be streamed on LiveXLive.com. iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina.miaminewtimes.com
The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend
8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. This weekend, the divisive band will return to West Palm Beachs Coral Sky Amphitheatre for yet another run of summer shows. 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, at Coral Sky Amphitheater, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach. This will be one heavy show set in the perfect place: the dense, swampy humidity of West Palm at the height of summer. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883.miaminewtimes.com
The Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-0000, edenrochotelmiami.com. The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717, standardhotels.com/spa-miami-beach. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. 1306 Miami, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-377-2277, 1306miami.com.miaminewtimes.com