The Scene Surrounding the 2011 NBA Finals (Miami Edition)
Tuesday 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.
ifollosports.com 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.
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.
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.
444 Brickell Ave. Brickell Neighborhood Miami
1200 Brickell Ave. Brickell Neighborhood Miami
15 SE 10th St. Brickell Neighborhood Miami
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.
11 Washington Ave. Miami Beach
112 Ocean Drive Miami Beach
1 Washington Ave. Miami Beach
1901 Collins Ave. Miami Beach
Lincoln Road, between Washington Ave and Alton Road, Miami Beach
One Lincoln Road Miami Beach
1685 Collins Ave. 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.