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10 highest capacity arenas of the NBA

Vinay Sundar
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Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game 4
The Miami Heat have enjoyed great support at the American Airlines Arena

Fans are the lifeblood of any sport and sure enough, team owners in the NBA ensure they are always in the good graces of the fans.

NBA arenas are now not just a basketball court, but an entertainment complex full of numerous food joints and entertainment options for the fans to have a proper match experience.

The association is full of teams that have worked very had to modernise their playing arena to help both their players and fans enjoy the best possible facilities.

Apart from modernisation, the size of the arenas also matters as the higher the number of fans, the better the support for the home team.

Here's a look at the 10 highest capacity arenas in the NBA:

#10 American Airlines Arena (Miami Heat)

The home of the Miami Heat, the American Airlines Arena has a capacity of 19,600 and houses one of the most passionate fan bases in the NBA.

With a team that gives their all on the court every night, the American Airlines Arena provides one of the best game atmospheres. The facilities for the fans are top notch as well, with many believing the arena to have the best food in the association.

Easy access to the arena and an enjoyable environment make it a great fan experience, even for the casual attendee. The arena is always sold to capacity during the playoffs, thanks to the team's success in the last decade.

#9 Air Canada Centre (Toronto Raptors)

Indiana Pacers v Toronto Raptors - Game One
Air Canada Centre has made The North a tough destination for visiting sides

With a capacity of 19,800, the Air Canada Centre is one of four arenas in the NBA to be named after an airline carrier.

Thanks to the team's performance of late, and the modern facilities in the arena complex itself, the Air Canada Centre provides some of the best in-game experience, with comfortable seating and a great view.

The Raptors share the arena with their more illustrious NHL co-tenants, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and have a star fan in the form of popular rapper, Drake, who is an ever-present and wears his heart on his sleeve.

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