South Florida is home to some of the world’s most iconic sports teams. From the only perfect season in NFL history to the debut of Messi, Fort Lauderdale is a fan’s dream come reality.
One of the hottest tickets in South Florida happens to be on ice! The Florida Panthers have long been embraced by the local community, since the famed “Rat Trick” celebrations during the team’s magical run to the 1996 Stanley Cup when plastic rats when thrown onto the ice to celebrate goals (Yeah, there’s a wild story behind it!). Today, the cats are a favorite local event that’s action-packed and family friendly. Games are played in Sunrise at the Amerant Bank Arena.
Directions: Yacht Haven to Amerant Bank Arena: 14.9 miles
Club International de Fútbol Miami began playing in the Easter Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2020. Being such an international city, Miami was the perfect home for soccer. Then, it got even better. In July of 2023, Lionel Messi arrived and turned this into one of the hottest teams and tickets in the city. If you’re a fan, this is a chance to see the legend who many claim is the best to ever play the game!
Directions: Yacht Haven to DRV PNK Stadium: 9.2 miles
One of the NFL’s most storied franchises, The Miami Dolphins remain the only team in league history to finish a perfect 17-0 season as Champions. All told, the team boasts 2 Super Bowls, 5 AFC titles and 24 playoff appearances. The sunny skies of South Florida make gamedays a party for the home team and visitors with games against AFC East rivals – New York Jets, New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills.
Directions: Yacht Haven to Hard Rock stadium: 13.2 miles
Founded as an expansion team in the 1988-89 NBA Season, the Miami Heat has already racked up three NBA championships. Led by head coach turned front office guru Pat Riley, Heat fans have seen their home court graced by some of the biggest stars in the game, including Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and Shaquille O’Neal. Games are played at the bayfront Kaseya Center and are a must-do for a true Miami experience.
Directions: Yacht Haven to Kaseya Center: 24.6 miles
The Miami Marlins
The team started in 1993 as the Florida Marlins and have won two World Series championships since. The team was renamed the Miami Marlins in 2012 when it moved to its amazing new stadium (with a retractable roof!) in the Little Havana section of downtown Miami.
Directions: Yacht Haven to LoanDepot Park: 24.4 miles