HEAT to Host Open Practice

MIAMI, FLThe Miami HEAT announced today that it will host the HEAT Open Practice presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida on Friday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The event is free and open to the public. HEAT fans will get their first look at the 2007-08 Miami HEAT and an exclusive look at how HEAT President and Head Coach Pat Riley prepares his team for the upcoming NBA.

HEAT Season Ticket Sales representatives will be on hand conducting the HEAT Select-A-Seat event, where fans can select their seat location for the upcoming season. A limited number of season tickets and partial plan ticket packages remain available. In addition, HEAT Premium Seating account holders can participate in a demonstration of the new Premium Seating ticketExchange program, which, for the first time, will allow Premium Seating account holders to resell their HEAT tickets via ticketExchange, the club’s official website to buy and sell individual game tickets.

The HEAT Entertainment Team, including the new Miami HEAT Dancers, the Xtreme Team, Burnie, the HEAT Mascot and DJ Irie will also be in attendance to create the HEAT Experience. HEAT fans looking for the latest HEAT fashions can stop by Miami Hoops Gear, the official team store of the Miami HEAT. The event will also be filled with contests, activities, games and much more.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free parking will be located in the P2 parking garage, located on the south side of the arena, based on availability.