Downtown Miami Packed For Big Weekend Events
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MIAMI (CBS4) – Tens of thousands who descended on Downtown Miami for a weekend of big events were out in force Saturday night for the second and final weekend of the Ultra Music Festival and the Alicia Keys concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena where Friday night sports fans watched the Heat when their 25th consecutive game.
Drivers had to muscle through the traffic Biscayne Boulevard, where parts of the road were closed to accommodate the crowds.
“I’ve been in traffic for an hour to get from South Beach to Downtown Miami and I’m trying to go to the Hard Rock, but I’ve got time,” Larry Teusel said.
As thousands of Ultra fans enjoyed the booming house music and lights, others flocked to the American Airlines Arena for the Alicia Keys concert.
“Oh, I’m a big fan and I expect a nice ambiance,” said Mysia Anderson.
“I just wanted to see her you know. But I’m going to Ultra afterwards,” said Bogdan Niecelae.
Miami Police made dozens of arrest for disorderly conduct and possession of narcotics Friday and Saturday. Additionally, dozens were ejected for hopping over the fence and sneaking into Ultra without tickets.
To add to the traffic tie-ups were tennis fans trying to get to the Sony Open on Key Biscayne.
Sunday night will be another busy one as the Miami Heat take on the Charlotte Bobcats at the AmericanAirlines Arena as they go for win number 26.