The defending NBA Champion Miami HEAT announced their 2012-13 preseason schedule today, which will be highlighted by the team’s three home games at AmericanAirlines Arena and their NBA China Games 2012 trip to Beijing and Shanghai. The HEAT will open the preseason in Atlanta on Sunday, October 7, when they take on the Atlanta Hawks, and then travel overseas for two games in China vs. the Los Angeles Clippers. The HEAT will then return home to AmericanAirlines Arena to face the Detroit Pistons on October 18 and the San Antonio Spurs on October 20. The preseason concludes with another home contest at AmericanAirlines Arena on October 26, vs. New Orleans.
Although the Miami HEAT has sold out of its existing season ticket inventory for the 2012-13 season, HEAT fans can purchase a HEAT Priority Access Club membership – an annual, fee-based membership which guarantees priority on the Season Ticket Waiting List as well as presale opportunities and discounts for the All You Can HEAT Partial Ticket Plan, individual game tickets and other benefits. Only one HEAT Priority Access Club membership may be purchased per person, per household to give as many HEAT fans as possible the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of live HEAT basketball. Inventory is subject to availability. For more information, including all terms and conditions of membership, please visit HEAT.com.
Five of the HEAT’s eight preseason games will be televised. Sun Sports, the team’s exclusive regional television partner, will broadcast four of the preseason games and ESPN will air the final preseason contest against New Orleans on October 26. The complete broadcast schedule for both the preseason and regular season will be released at a later date. In addition, all preseason games can be heard on WAXY 790AM, the team’s flagship radio station.
Miami HEAT 2012 Pre-Season Schedule
Date • Opponent • Location • Time
October 7 @Atlanta Philips Arena/ Atlanta, GA 2:00pm
October 11 vs. LAC MasterCard Center / Beijing 7:30pm
October 14 vs. LAC Mercedez-Benz Arena / Shanghai 12:30pm
October 18 Detroit AmericanAirlines Arena 7:30pm
October 20 San Antonio AmericanAirlines Arena 7:30
October 23 @Charlotte PNC Arena / Raleigh, NC 7:00pm
October 24 Washington Sprint Center / Kansas City, MO 7:30pm
October 26 New Orleans AmericanAirlines Arena 8:00pm