After 20 years of being called the American Airlines Arena, our beloved entertainment venue and home of the Miami Heat will be changing names. American Airlines announced Wednesday morning that they will be giving up their naming rights of the arena in downtown Miami.
Miami Dade County is working to find another nationally renowned company to replace American Airlines. The arena should be renamed by January 2020.
Although Miami's players will be on a different named court next season, American Airlines will still remain the official airline of the Miami Heat.
American Airlines has had their name on the front of the building since the arena first opened in 1999.
Source: Local 10