Are you a fan of professional or college basketball? Here in South Florida we have some of the best teams in the country, like the Miami Heat and the Miami Hurricanes, respectively. During events such as the NBA playoffs, Miamians come together to cheer on our team at the American Airlines Arena, which you may have heard about the traditional banging of the pots and pans when they win. This year, there is a new event on the horizon that will bring college basketball fans together.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be hosting its first ever HoopHall Miami Invitational, a showcase of college basketball teams set to be held on Friday, November 27th at 5:00 PM, the day after Thanksgiving at the American Airlines Arena. Designed to bring the enthusiasm and passion of college basketball, the event will host Kentucky Wildcats versus South Florida Bulls and Ohio State Buckeyes versus Memphis Tigers. Several names from the NBA Hall of Fame will also be making an appearance, including former Miami Heat coach Pat Riley and retired basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who also served as a Miami Heat team member.
The American Airlines Arena is less than twenty minutes away from Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, and there are still tickets available for the HoopHall Miami Invitational. If you plan on attending the event, our Miami Beach hotel provides luxury accommodations. Enjoy a relaxing stay and then explore the many stores and boutiques offering Black Friday deals nearby. Call 1.877.688.4232 to book one of the 79 South Beach hotel suites and get ready to cheer on your favorite team!