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MIAMI, April 20 – The Miami HEAT has announced that it will bring back one of its most popular fan promotions with the return of its 48 Hours of Intense HEAT promotion. First executed prior to the start of the 2000 Playoffs, 48 Hours of Intense HEAT challenges HEAT fans to remain seated for 48-consecutive hours in front of the AmericanAirlines Arena from 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 23 until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, immediately prior to the start of Game 3 of the HEAT vs. Hawks First Round playoff series. Despite rain, wind, and heat (among many other distractions!), contestants must endure the elements for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a pair of Lower Level tickets to all 2009 HEAT Black is Back Playoffs home games and a pair 2009-10 Lower Level Season Tickets, plus free parking and free concessions for each game during the 2009-10 season. Additional prizes will be announced prior to the start of the promotion.
Fans who sit for at least the first four-consecutive hours will win a pair of tickets to Game 4 of the HEAT vs. Hawks playoff series. Fans who endure all 48 hours will win a pair of playoff tickets to every HEAT home game during the 2009 HEAT Black is Back Playoffs. In the event of multiple contestants lasting the entire 48 hours, a HEAT trivia tiebreaker will be conducted to determine the Grand Prize winner.
During the 48 Hours of Intense HEAT promotion, contestants will dine on traditional arena fare from Levy Restaurants, including hot dogs, popcorn and Pepsi soft drinks and will have the chance to interact with the four-time “Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA,” the Miami HEAT Dancers, the Xtreme Team, and Burnie, the HEAT Mascot. In addition, 48 Hours of Intense HEAT contestants will be allowed to participate in special contests and activities which will allow them to win other great prizes, including temporary “immunity” from the sitting competition. HEAT players may even stop by to interact with the contestants!
Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. and is limited to the first 200 fans 18 years of age and older. Contestants must present valid identification and proof of residency during the registration process. Rules will be strictly enforced. The HEAT will provide food, water, umbrellas, and other services throughout the competition. Frequent restroom and stretching breaks will also be allowed. Contestants are encouraged to communicate with the outside world during the 48 Hours competition by updating their Facebook and / or MySpace pages or by having followers keep up with them via Twitter. Updated photogalleries will be posted throughout the contest on the 2009 HEAT Black Is Back Playoffs website.
The 2009 HEAT Black is Back Playoffs are presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.