The Scene Surrounding the 2011 NBA Finals (Miami Edition)

Downtown Miami SkylineTuesday night, the Miami Heat host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals. Miami will be the site of Games 1 and 2, played Tuesday and Thursday nights, as well as possible Games 6 and 7. These contests will be held on June 12 and June 14 if necessary. is the fan's source regarding the scene in and around Miami and Dallas, during this season's Final. Below is a look at life in South Florida over these upcoming days.


American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Miami Heat's home arena is located in the heart of the city's downtown area. In addition to Games 1, 2, 6 and 7 (6 & 7 if necessary) taking place here, both teams will also conduct practices inside this building. The arena game court and the Heat's adjoining (in arena) practice floor allow for both teams to carry out their business simultaneously.


Four Seasons Hotel Miami

1435 Brickell Ave. Miami

Located 1.7 miles south of the American Airlines Arena, this property serves as the lodging location for the Dallas Mavericks, as well as other league officials and members of the media.


Places To Encounter Sports & Entertainment Figures Near Arena & Mavs Hotel

Situated between the American Airlines Arena and the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, the below venues all lie within the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, immediately adjacent to Downtown Miami. Brickell is both the financial center and residential high rise hub of the city. Brickell will be full of activity during Miami's portion of the Finals.


The Capital Grille

444 Brickell Ave. Brickell Neighborhood Miami


Morton's The Steakhouse

1200 Brickell Ave. Brickell Neighborhood Miami


Perricone's Marketplace & Café

15 SE 10th St. Brickell Neighborhood Miami


The Shops at Mary Brickell Village

901 S. Miami Ave. Brickell Neighborhood Miami



Places To Encounter Sports & Entertainment Figures In South Beach

Legendary South Beach is located five miles east of the American Airlines Arena in the Southern section of Miami Beach. Not surprisingly, this area will be bumping throughout the Heat's home portion of the Finals. Below are some of its top destinations.


Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave. Miami Beach


Prime One Twelve

112 Ocean Drive Miami Beach


Smith & Wollensky

1 Washington Ave. Miami Beach


Nobu at the Shore Club Hotel

1901 Collins Ave. Miami Beach


Lincoln Road Pedestrian Mall

Lincoln Road, between Washington Ave and Alton Road, Miami Beach


The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

One Lincoln Road Miami Beach


Delano Hotel South Beach

1685 Collins Ave. Miami Beach


Fontainebleau Miami Beach

4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach


The world famous South Beach club scene will be bumping throughout the Finals. Take a look at this detailed breakdown of the area courtesy of South Beach Magazine.