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Miami Heat Opening Ceremony – Details and Speculation

The Miami Heat come into tonight with 2 straight Finals victories and look to open the season on a high-note facing our arch rivals the Chicago Bulls. Every year the Ring Ceremony has trumped the previous years and this one will be no different. Read Below for official details on this year’s ceremony and rumors of what the Heat have in store.
Per the Miami Heat Website, here is the itinerary for tonight.
MIAMI, October 28 – The back-to-back defending NBA Champion Miami HEAT will open the 2013-14 season on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 when they host their Eastern Conference rivals, the Chicago Bulls. Prior to the start of the game, the HEAT will celebrate the franchise’s third NBA title by presenting Championship Rings to the team and by having the 2013 Championship Banner take its place inside the AmericanAirlines Arena. Additionally, HEAT fans will be greeted by Arena improvements and exciting new concession offerings as the team embarks on its 26th season.
Opening Night Activities
• Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with Championship Ring Ceremony activities slated to begin at 7:15 p.m. The ceremony will feature a visually spectacular video display which transforms the surface of the HEAT court into a 3-D projection screen. Two separate video presentations will take fans on a journey through the HEAT regular season, highlighting the team’s milestones and accomplishments, including the 27-game winning streak, the brotherhood that developed between the players and the early rounds of the 2013 Playoffs, followed by a riveting video segment focused on Games 6 and 7 of the NBA Finals. HEAT Ownership, Basketball Operations personnel and the Coaching staff will receive their rings following the first video segment, while the HEAT players will be presented with their rings at the conclusion of the second video element.
• The night will be highlighted by the raising of the 2013 NBA Championship Banner to the rafters of AmericanAirlines Arena.
• The premiere of the 2013-14 Player Introduction Sequence will once again be set to the inspirational “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes and stars HEAT players training in a harsh setting under severe conditions that only they can withstand.
• Samsung Galaxy, the HEAT Opening Night Ring Ceremony presenting partner, will provide each fan with a unique lanyard and glow stick designed to allow fans to participate in the Ring Ceremony.
• The festivities will also include the debut of the Jostens Championship Ring Merchandise Collection, which will be available for purchase throughout the concourses and online at www.TheMiamiHEATStore.comimmediately following the Ring Ceremony.
• Fans are encouraged to pick up their free copy of the special 100-page collector’s edition of Tipoff, the game day program.
• Fan favorite, 12-year-old Julia Dale, will sing the National Anthem.
• Tickets for Opening Night can be purchased directly from the HEAT or from HEAT Season Ticket Holders and other fans by logging on to and accessing the new TM+ feature from Ticketmaster. Only tickets purchased from the HEAT/Ticketmaster are guaranteed to get fans into the game.
Dont Hate Miami has heard from multiple sources that the 3D show will be of Ray Allen’s 3 point shot in Game 6 of the Final. Surely the moment that will be remembered as the one to win us the 2012-2013 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. Here is a video of the technology that will be used in this year’s ceremony.

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