Miami HEAT to Host Championship Celebration
MIAMI – To celebrate winning the 2013 NBA Championship, the Miami HEAT will host the Miami HEAT Championship Celebration on Monday, June 24th beginning at 11:00 a.m. The parade will run through downtown Miami and will be followed by a celebratory rally inside of the AmericanAirlines Arena. A perimeter will be established around the AmericanAirlines Arena that will be manned by security staff and the Miami Police Department. Only fans that have a ticket to the Championship Celebration will be allowed onto Arena property. The Miami HEAT Championship Celebration is sponsored by Florida Blue and Sun Sports.
For the third time in eight seasons, Sun Sports will broadcast the most comprehensive coverage of the Championship Celebration. The HEAT’s exclusive broadcast partner will deploy more than 30 cameras utilizing three remote production units to bring fans the signature unforgettable images of the parade and in-Arena celebrations. Sun Sports parade coverage has been nominated for an Emmy in each of the previous two seasons the HEAT won the NBA title, and was recognized with the prestigious honor for their coverage of the 2012 Championship celebration. Jason Jackson anchors a broadcast team that will include John Crotty, Jorge Sedano, Frank Forte, Kristen Hewitt and HEAT originals Tony Fiorentino and Eric Reid. Statewide coverage on Sun Sports begins at 10:00 a.m. and can also be seen online at FoxSportsFlorida.com and here on HEAT.com.
In addition, Hochman and Zaslow’s morning show, which begins at 6:00 a.m., will air live from the Arena headlining a full day of HEAT-relatedprogramming on the flagship stations of the Miami HEAT–AM 790 and FM 104.3 The Ticket. 98.3 FM and Amor 107.5 FM will also broadcast live morning shows beginning at 6:00 a.m. The Miami HEAT Championship Celebration will not be broadcast on MiamiMediaMesh.
Media should be advised that details for this event are subject to change with little or no notice.
The parade’s one-way route will begin at S.W. 8th Street @ S.W. 2nd Avenue in the financial district of downtown Miami. The parade caravan will head north on Brickell Avenue, across the bridge, curve right onto Biscayne Boulevard and will head North on Biscayne Boulevard. The parade route will end at the AmericanAirlines Arena (N.E. 8th Street). There will not be any sort of presentation on the exterior of the Arena at the conclusion of the parade. No media access will be available once the parade caravan turns onto N.E. 8th Street. Click here for a map of the parade route.
The celebratory rally inside of the AmericanAirlines Arena is a private, ticketed event for HEAT Season Ticket Holders. Any remaining tickets will be offered to HEAT fans via the team’s social media channels.
Doors to the in-Arena Rally will open at 9:00 a.m. No admission will be allowed after 10:30 a.m.—no exceptions. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. There will be no public parking on site. Fans attending the rally will view the parade on the HEATV video screens inside the Arena.
One ticket checkpoint will be set up for fans attending the rally. The ticket checkpoint will be located on Biscayne Boulevard between 8th and 9thStreets. Only fans with tickets to the rally will be permitted beyond this checkpoint. This is the only ticket checkpoint that all guests must use.
In-Arena Rally Timeline (times are approximate)
9:00 a.m. Doors to the AmericanAirlines Arena open for rally
10:30 a.m. Doors to the AmericanAirlines Arena closed for rally
11:00 a.m. Parade begins at S.W. 8th Street @ S.W. 2nd Avenue (Brickell / Financial District); Rally guests view parade on HEATV.
12:30 p.m. Parade ends at AmericanAirlines Arena / N.E. 8th Street
12:45 p.m. Celebratory Rally inside AmericanAirlines Arena
2:00 p.m. Conclusion of Celebration inside AmericanAirlines Arena