MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s official! The former AmericanAirlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat, is now FTX Arena.
Crews began removing signage outside the arena on Monday in order to convert it to the new name.READ MORE: Police ID Bodies Of Two Girls Found In Lauderhill Canal, Name Mother Person Of Interest
The Heat played its first game in the arena in January of 2000. And with the inauguration of the arena came the naming rights from American Airlines.READ MORE: 2 Of South Florida’s Top Cops React To Miami-Dade Mayor’s White House Visit For Gun Violence Discussion
Some fans stopped by the arena Tuesday to get a last look at the old name.
“American Airlines, the name of the arena, is ending,” said Heat fan Joel, “and I wanted to remember it with more pictures.”MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins Team Up With Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Broward For Pride Month Initiative
FTX, by the way, is a cryptocurrency exchange.