Seat view from section 105 at American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat

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0 #3 Dave from Boston 2013-10-24 03:47
Went to the Heat-Celtics game last April. It was a high scoring game and these seats were excellent (row 18, seat 4). I'm a huge Celtics fan, grew up in Dorchester, so I check them out whenever they visit South Florida to play the Heat.
I strategically sat in 105 because it was behind the Celtics bench. Some of the seats in 105 sit past the floor, others sit along the side of the court. Was surprised to see how steep the lower level seats were. They also have odd coloring, some are orange, some are yellow, some are red. You won't notice this when the arena fills up which usually isn't until the Playoffs begin. The seats offer plenty of comfort though but since the sideline sections are so big, you will definitely want to sit within the first 20 rows for the best possible experience. If you have tickets for this section, you shouldn't have any trouble walking down courtside before the game to snap some photos of the players. Make good use of your time though, doors only open an hour before tipoff.
Heat fans are exactly what you would expect. Diverse, mostly affluent, don't seem to know much about basketball but cheer loud when Lebron or D-Wade dunk the ball or score, period.

Plenty of restaurants in the area to dine at before the game. "Los Ranchos" is probably my favorite but no part of visiting Miami is cheap by any means.
Go Celtics!
0 #2 John M 2013-10-22 04:55
To give you an idea what the view of the court is like from section 105, here is a Youtube video shot from there during a Heat/Detroit Pistons game at American Airlines Arena.

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0 #1 Keller 2013-02-19 05:06
105 is where you'll want to sit as a visiting fan since it is directly behind the visitor's bench. Any seat along the sideline sections is great at AA arena. I saw the Heat vs. the Bobcats on New Years Day last season; awesome game (Heat won by 40). So the place was extremely empty come the 4th quarter. Heat fans are just like most fans in Florida, not there when you're down but show up in droves come playoff time. It's annoying.

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