The Miami HEAT Bandwagon Bus Service Policies & Procedures
We are pleased to continue the Bandwagon Bus service again this season. If you have any questions regarding the Bandwagon, please call Kathy DeLorenzo at (786)-777-4234.

A worry free alternative driving to the games from Broward County!
Take the HEAT Bandwagon Bus, for $20.00 round trip. Save on parking and gas.

Departure for Outdoor World in Broward County (I- 95 between Griffin and Sheridan) departs 90 minutes before the published tip-off time for all HEAT home games.

Departure from the AmericanAirlinesArena: At the conclusion of each game, the HEAT Bandwagon leaves the AmericanAirlinesArena within 15 minutes. We make every effort to account for all riders; however we are not responsible for riders who are not on board by the scheduled departure time.

Pass holders who do not arrive 10 minutes before departure will forfeit their seat and will not be refunded.

To purchase individual bus passes you may log onto Ticketmaster by clicking here.
The password is Bus.


Parking/Transportation

This page contains information on the variety of transportation options available to our season ticket holders. How do I get to the American Airlines Arena? Where can I park? How much will it cost? The answers are here.

Our official partner, ParkJockey, offers guests the ability to book their parking in advance at select lots around the arena. To book your guaranteed spot now, click here or download the ParkJockey app (available on the App store & Google Play).

Directions | Arena Parking | Public Transportation
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Directions to the AmericanAirlines Arena

The address of the Arena is:

601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

From the North on I-95:

  1. Left on Exit 2D, toward Miami Beach via I-395 East
  2. Right on Exit 2B, toward US-1/Biscayne Blvd.
  3. Right onto Abel Holtz Blvd./NE 2nd Ave.
  4. Left onto NE 8th St.
  5. Straight across Biscayne Blvd.

From the South on I-95:

  1. North to Exit 2A, toward Biscayne Blvd./Downtown
  2. Slight left to SE 2nd Ave. ramp towards Biscayne Blvd.
  3. Straight onto SE 3rd St.
  4. Left onto Biscayne Blvd.

From the West on SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway):

  1. Merge onto I-395 East
  2. Right on Exit 2A, towards US-1/Biscayne Blvd.
  3. Right onto Abel Holtz Blvd./NE 2nd Ave.
  4. Left onto NE 8th St.
  5. Straight across Biscayne Blvd.

From the East on I-395 (MacArthur Causeway):

  1. Right on Exit 2, towards US-1
  2. Straight onto NE 13th St.
  3. Left onto Biscayne Blvd.
  4. Left onto NE 8th St.

Location of the different Gates at the AmericanAirlines Arena
Gate 1 is on the West side of the building, toward the South end. Access this gate by the ramp and stairs on the West side of the building. Escalators to seating on the 100-level are just inside the door. Gate 1 is closest to seating sections 119-124.

Gate 2 is also on the West side of the building, toward the North end. Access this gate by the ramp and stairs on the West side of the building, or the stairs on the Northwest corner of the building. Escalators to seating on the 100-level are just inside the door. Gate 2 is closest seating sections 101-106.

Gate 3 is on the North side of the building, toward the West end. Access this gate directly from NE 8th St., as this gate is on the ground level. Elevators 1 and 2 will get you to your seating level. Please note that this gate is for premium and disabled guests only.

Gate 4 is also on the North side of the building, toward the center of the building. Access this gate directly from NE 8th St., as this gate is also on the ground level. Elevators 3 and 4 will get you to your seating level. Please not that this gate is for VIP and disabled guests only.

Gate 5 is also on the North side of the building, right above Gate 4. Access this gate by the stairs on the North side of the building. An additional set of stairs to the 100-level is just inside the gate. Gate 5 is closest to seating sections 107-112.

Gate 6 is on the South side of the building, toward the East end. Access this gate by the stairs on the Southeast corner of the building. Upon entering the gate, you will be on the 100-level. Gate 6 is closest to seating sections 113-118.

AmericanAirlines Arena Parking

Click here for a map of the parking options available around the AmericanAirlines Arena.

There are two entrances/exits to the parking lot at the AmericanAirlines Arena (P2 and P3). P2 is accessible from the South side of the building via NE 8th St., towards the center of the arena. Upon exit, traffic from P2 is directed Westbound on to Port Blvd.

P3 is also accessibly from the South side of the building, via Port Blvd. Upon exit, traffic from P3 is directed Westbound back on to Port Blvd.

AmericanAirlines Arena Valet parking Visitors wishing to valet their vehicle can drop it off in front of Gate 4 on the North side of the building. The drop-off area is on NE 8th St. and the cost is $50.00 per event.

AmericanAirlines Arena disabled parking Visitors with disabled parking permits can park in P2 for $40.00, with spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Display your disabled parking permit on your windshield and the parking attendants at P2 will direct you to any available disabled parking near one of our elevator landings.

Public Transportation

Using MetroRail/MetroMover to get to the American Airlines Arena:

  1. Take the MetroRail to Government Center station
  2. Transfer to MetroMover's Omni Loop
  3. Disembark at Park West station
  4. Walk East to Biscayne Blvd.
  5. Cross intersection of Biscayne Blvd. and Port Blvd.

MetroRail schedule
The cost is $2.25 to ride the MetroRail. Trains run from 5:00 AM to midnight, seven days a week. Trains arrive frequently. Service may be extended to 1:00 AM after special events at AmericanAirlines Arena. See below schedule

Time of Day
Dadeland South -
Earlington Heights
Dadeland South -
MIA Station
Dadeland South -
Palmetto
Weekdays      
5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. 7 1/2 min 15 min 15 min
6:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 5 min 10 min 10 min
9:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 7 1/2 min 15 min 15 min
3:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 5 min 10 min 10 min
6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 7 1/2 min 15 min 15 min
8:30 p.m. - Midnight 15 min 30 min 30 min
Weekends      
5:00 a.m. - Midnight 15 min 30 min 30 min

MetroRail map
Click here to view the MetroRail map.

MetroMover schedule
Trains run from 5:00 am to midnight seven days a week. The Omni and Brickell loops operate as one large loop from 7:00 pm to midnight seven days a week. Trains arrive every 90 seconds during weekday rush hours, and every 3 minutes during off-peak hours.

MetroMover map
Click here for a link to the MetroMover route and station map.

MetroBus Routes and Schedules that stop at or close to AmericanAirlines Arena

  • Route 3 (click here for a Route 3 map)
  • 103 Route C (click here for a 103 Route C map)
  • 119 Route S (click here for a 119 Route S map)
  • Route 93 (click here for a Route 93 map)

For more information planning your trip, click here

MetroBus schedule

  • Route 3: around the clock, seven days a week
  • Route 16: 5:12 am to 11:12 pm on weekdays, 5:18 am to 11:17 pm on Saturdays, 5:27 am to 8:08 pm on Sundays
  • Route 246 (Night Owl): 10:27 pm to 6:40 am, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only

Pedestrians
We encourage all AmericanAirlines Arena visitors to cross Biscayne Blvd. at NE 8th St., NE 6th St., or NE 5th St. where intersections are controlled by traffic signals and by police supervision*.

*Please note that police supervision is for events only.

Bus Drop-offs and Taxi/Limo Drop-offs
Gate 3 on NE 8th Street on the north side of the Arena, next to the Arena box office windows.

Disabled Drop-offs – Primary location
This area is on NE 8th St., at Gate 3 on the North side of the Arena. For a visual reference, Gate 3 is right next to the Arena box office windows. Once inside, visitors will take elevator 1 or 2 to their seating level. Every entrance is accessible to disabled guests.

Disabled Drop-offs – Secondary location
This area is also on NE 8th St., at Gate 4 on the North side of the Arena. For a visual reference, Gate 4 is right next to the Arena valet parking services. Once inside, visitors will take elevator 3 or 4 to their seating level.

Miami HEAT 2014-15 Season Parking

Order online

The Miami Parking Authority is pleased to be the preferred parking provider for your Miami Heat. For convenient and affordable parking, you are invited to park with us this season. Avoid long lines of traffic and congestion before and after the game by parking with the Miami Parking Authority!

This year, we are pleased to once again offer Municipal Lot No. 19 and Municipal Garage No. 3 for Miami Heat fans. The location of Municipal Lot No. 19 is along Biscayne Boulevard between N.E. 5th Street and NE 1st Street directly adjacent and to the south of the American Airlines Arena. Municipal Garage No. 3 is located at 190 N.E. 3rd Street.

Miami Parking Authority

The season parking pass for the Miami HEAT 2012-13 season is available as follows:

Municipal Lot No. 19, Section 1-2: $1,500.00 (surcharge & tax included + $10.00 Shipping & Handling), only $25.00 per game (compared to $30 per game on site)

Municipal Garage No. 3 College Station Garage: $610.00 (surcharge & tax included + $10.00 Shipping & Handling), only $10.00 per game (compared to $15 per game on site)

Prices include 41 regular season games, 3 pre-season games and 16 possible play-off games (in the event that the Heat reach the finals, excess play-off passes will be applied towards the finals). Remember, as one of our premium customers, you are guaranteed to have a space to park no matter what time you arrive.

In the event the Miami Heat does not host all of the 16 play-off games that you paid for, a refund for games not played will be mailed to you within 60 days of the last game of the season. Unused passes are not redeemable for refund or credit.

To Order your season parking pass before they become available to the general public, you may Order online. Please make checks payable to Miami Parking Authority.