1988-2008 :::: The Miami Arena in Overtown — Photos, Video of Destruction and its 20-Year Event History

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Ain’t that where the heat play played? Yes, for about 10 years before moving to the American Airlines Arena. After the Heat moved [and the Panthers], the Arena stayed relatively empty.

Miami Arena
701 Arena Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33136
Opened July 13, 1988
Demolished September 21, 2008 (Roof)-October 21, 2008

Some of their bigger events:
Julio Iglesias – July 13, 1988 (Arena’s opening concert)
Miami Heat (NBA) (1988–1999)
Florida Panthers (NHL) (1993–1998)
University of Miami (NCAA) (1988–2003)
Miami Matadors (ECHL) (1998–1999)
Miami Hooters (AFL) (1993–1995)
Robert Plant – July 14, 1988 and October 23, 1990
AC/DC – August 11, 1988, with White Lion, February 21, 1991, with King’s X and January 21, 1996, with The Poor
Elton John – September 9–10, 1988, October 13–14, 1989, May 5, 1993 and May 4 and October 2, 1998
Bob Dylan – September 23, 1988
Frank Sinatra – September 24, 1988 and January 20-21, 1989
The Miami Sound Machine – October 1, 1988 (Released on VHS as the Homecoming Concert)
The Grateful Dead – October 14, 1988 (two shows), October 25-26, 1989 and April 6–8, 1994
The Moody Blues – November 9, 1988
Duran Duran – January 14, 1989
Bon Jovi – February 9, 1989, February 1993 and September 9, 1995
Poison – March 15, 1989, with Telsa
Ratt – April 28, 1989, with Kix and The Great White
R.E.M. – April 29, 1989, with Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and September 8, 1995, with Radiohead
Rod Stewart – April 30, 1989
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – July 5, 1989, with The Replacements, October 22, 1991, with Chris Whitley and May 15 and 17, 1995, with Pete Droge
Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band – August 5, 1989, with The Neville Brothers, January 24, 1991, with Greg “Fingers” Taylor & The Ladyfingers Revue and January 24, 1992, with Evangeline
Stevie Nicks – September 30, 1989, with The Hooters
The Beach Boys – October 7, 1989, with Chicago
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Jeff Beck – November 21, 1989
Mötley Crüe – January 21, 1990, with Raging Slab
Rush – February 22, 1990, with Mr. Big, February 28, 1992, with Primus and February 27, 1994
Janet Jackson – March 1 (her debut concert) and July 12, 1990 and January 20, 1994
Billy Joel – March 12, 1990 and February 8, 14 and 18-19 and April 15-16, 1994
Whitesnake – March 24, 1990
Dolly Parton – April 21, 1990
Aerosmith – April 22, 1990, with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and February 2, 1994
David Bowie – April 27, 1990
Depeche Mode – May 31, 1990, with Nitzer Ebb, October 2, 1993, with The The and November 13, 1998, with Stabbing Westward
Heart – June 8, 1990
Eric Clapton – July 21-23, 1990, May 25, 1992, September 5-6, 1995 and April 25, 1998
The B-52’s – July 28, 1990
KISS – August 3, 1990, October 31, 1992 and September 17, 1996
Billy Idol – September 29, 1990, with Faith No More
Fleetwood Mac – October 24, 1990
Judas Priest – December 20, 1990, with Testament and Megadeth
INXS – February 5, 1991
Sting – February 27, 1991 and February 23, 1994, with Melissa Etheridge
Gloria Estefan – March 1–2 and 6-7, 1991 and September 20–22 and 24, 1996 (Sept 20-21 gigs were filmed live on HBO Telecast, also released on DVD)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – March 9, 1991, with Sonic Youth
ZZ Top – April 5-7, 1991
Scorpions – May 26, 1991
Whitney Houston – June 11, 1991, with After 7
David Lee Roth – June 15, 1991
Queensrÿche – July 3, 1991 and June 25, 1995
Yes – July 6, 1991 and August 10, 1994
Slayer – July 14, 1991, with Megadeth, Anthrax and Alice in Chains
The Allman Brothers Band – October 31, 1991
Van Halen – December 13, 1991, with Alice in Chains and March 17, 1995
U2 – March 1, 1992, with The Pixies
Metallica – March 14, 1992, with Metal Church and April 19, 1997
Bryan Adams – April 12 and December 4, 1992
The Cure – June 3–4, 1992, with The Cranes and August 30, 1996
Michael Bolton – July 30, 1992, with Celine Dion
Bruce Springsteen – November 24, 1992
Def Leppard – February 2, 1993
Peter Gabriel – August 4, 1993
Tina Turner – August 22, 1993
Sade – September 22, 1993
Mariah Carey – November 3, 1993 (her debut concert)
Phil Collins – May 30-31, 1994 and March 3, 1997
Meat Loaf – July 29, 1994
Luis Miguel – October 6-9, 1994, October 9-10, 1995, November 30, 1997, February 7-8, 1998 and February 16–17, 2002
Nine Inch Nails – November 20, 1994, with Marilyn Manson and May 17, 2000, with A Perfect Circle
Page & Plant – March 6, 1995 and May 22, 1998
Boston – June 30, 1995
Melissa Etheridge – July 3, 1995, with Joan Osbourne
Live – July 30, 1995, with Buffalo Tom
Garth Brooks – April 18–20, 1996
Pantera – July 6, 1996, with White Zombie
The Smashing Pumpkins – November 17, 1996, with Garbage
Bush – March 20, 1997, with Veruca Salt
Prince & The New Power Generation – August 15, 1997
The Backstreet Boys – July 10, 1998
Ricky Martin – October 20-21, 1999
System of a Down – November 5, 1999
Shakira – April 22, 2000
Blink-182 – May 19, 2000, with Bad Religion
Maná – October 25, 2002
The Damned – August 13, 2003
Disney on Ice – December 6, 2004
Wisin & Yandel – July 9, 2005

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