The BankUnited Center
is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena
on the campus of the University of Miami
in Coral Gables, Florida
. The venue hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, university events and sporting events, including all University of Miami men's and women's basketball games.
The BankUnited Center is served by the Miami Metrorail
at the University Station
The BankUnited Center is managed by Global Spectrum
, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Comcast Spectacor
, which owns the Wachovia Center
, the Wachovia Spectrum
, Philadelphia Flyers
of the National Hockey League
, the Philadelphia 76ers
of the National Basketball Association
, the Philadelphia Phantoms
of the American Hockey League
, Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community skating rinks, and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
, a regional sports programming network.
Currently the fate of the arena's naming rights
, which are held by the failed BankUnited
, are in question; the institution was sold by the FDIC
to a private equity
group after seizure on May 21, 2009.
The arena opened in 2003 as the University of Miami Convocation Center, and is home to the Miami Hurricanes
Men's and Women's basketball
teams. Events held in the BankUnited Center include concerts, sporting events, lectures, award shows, high school graduations, and Men's and Women's basketball games. It is the largest arena ever built on campus.
Prior to the opening... Read More