The American Airlines Arena is a 1,400,00-sq. ft., 367-ft. clear span steel structure with a concrete parking structure below. The arena seats 19,600 when fully utilized for Miami Heat basketball. The arena is able to be configured in five separate ways for concerts. It was built on an extremely fast-track, with only 30% design drawings at the start of construction. Due to the proximity to Biscayne Bay, in fill land, dewatering demanded a large scale effort and attention in order to not impact the protected waters.