The BankUnited Center (BUC) is a 200,000 square foot, 8,000+ seat multipurpose entertainment facility managed by Global Spectrum located in the heart of beautiful Coral Gables, Florida on the University of Miami Campus. Opening its doors in January 2003, the event represented the first time a mid-size venue had opened south of downtown in Miami-Dade County. Currently, the BUC remains the largest facility of its kind south of Downtown Miami. With its 8000-seat capacity and 25 executive suites, the Center offers an ideal capacity for concerts, conferences, lectures series and banquets.


Since its opening, the BUC has hosted a number of memorable events and sold-out shows, including Green Day, Coldplay, John Mayer, Drake, The Fray, and Barry Manilow, as well as, being the setting for televised events and award shows such as the 2004 Presidential Debates, Unplugged featuring Ricky Martin and Thalia, Premio Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud, Billboard’s Latin Music Awards, and most recently The X Factor. The venue has also welcomed world-renowned figures and politicians, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, former President Bill Clinton, current President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senator John McCain.


The BUC also plays host to the UM Men’s and Women’s Division I NCAA basketball teams and is flexible enough to accommodate other sporting events such as cheerleading, volleyball, and karate among others.


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Square Footage:
200,000 sq. ft.
Seating Capacity:
Designed for 8,000 permanent seats with 25 executive suites
Completion Date:
January 2003
Administrative Offices:
Men's and Women's Basketball Offices and Global Spectrum
Carpeted locker rooms, player lounge areas for Men's and Women's basketball, training room facilities, dressing rooms, convention space and banquet facilities
Spillis Candela/DMJM, Coral Gables, Florida Ellerbe Beckett, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri
Turner Construction Company
Main event hall:
8,000 seats
Convention, trade show and banquet space:
21,160 sq. ft. & 4,500 sq. ft.
Executive suites:
Each suite includes 12 seats, three bar stools, lounge area, television, phone, kitchen area with sink, and refrigerator.



Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the BankUnited Center, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

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