Miami Heat release 2016 preseason schedule


MIAMI, Fla. -- The Miami HEAT announced their 2016-17 preseason schedule Tuesday, which is highlighted by the team's three home games at AmericanAirlines Arena. The HEAT will open the preseason on the road on Tuesday, October 4, when they take on the Washington Wizards at 7PM. They will make their first appearance in Miami a week later, when they host the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30PM on Tuesday, October 11. They will also face off with the Orlando Magic in Miami on October 18 at 7:30PM, and conclude the home preseason schedule vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on October 21 at 7:30PM.

Tickets for the three home games at AmericanAirlines Arena are on sale now and can be purchased by logging on to,, by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. Tickets can also be purchased at the AmericanAirlines Arena Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 10AM to 5PM. Ticket prices start at $10 plus applicable fees.

In addition to the three home games at AmericanAirlines Arena, the HEAT will host two neutral site games vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. Miami returns to the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO, for the sixth time on October 8. Tickets to that game are available by visiting, Price Chopper Box Office at Sprint Center or by calling (888) 929-7849. The HEAT will also return to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY, for the third straight season, on October 15. Tickets are available at the KFC Yum! Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Miami will also play road contests against the San Antonio Spurs on October 14, and the Charlotte Hornets on October 21.

The complete broadcast schedule for the preseason will be released at a later date.

The preseason schedule is as follows:

Oct. 4 at Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 7:00 PM
Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO 7:30 PM
Oct. 11 vs. Brooklyn AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30 PM
Oct. 14 at San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30 PM
Oct. 15 vs. Minnesota KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY 7:30 PM
Oct. 18 vs. Orlando AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30 PM
Oct. 20 at Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 7:00 PM
Oct. 21 vs. Philadelphia AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30 PM