Amerant Bank Arena

Where is Sunrise, Florida?

The Florida Panthers play their home games at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. Sunrise is a town just west of Ft. Lauderdale and just north of Miami. A part of Broward County, Sunrise is conveniently located at the center of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. It is also easily accessible via 595, 75, 95 and the Sawgrass Expressway.

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Sunrise, Florida Is...

  • 7.2 Miles from Coral Springs, FL
  • 13 Miles from Ft. Lauderdale Beach
  • 14 Miles from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • 16.02 Miles from Boca Raton, FL
  • 34 Miles from South Beach, Miami
  • 40 Miles from West Palm Beach, FL
  • 53.9 Miles from Palm Beach, FL
  • 96.7 Miles from Naples, FL
  • 181 Miles from Key West (Southernmost point of US)
  • 198 Miles from the Kennedy Space Center
  • 215 Miles from Cinderella's Castle
  • 1,068 Miles from New York City
  • 1,388 Miles from Montreal, Canada
  • 1,489 Miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 4,879 Miles from North Pole, Alaska
  • 5,085 Miles from Tampere, Finland (Aleksander Barkov's hometown)

Sunrise Facts

  • Sunrise was originally known as Sunrise Golf Village, and was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson.
  • Johnson was appointed mayor by Governor Farris Bryant even though at that point, there were no residents in the village.
  • Norman Johnson used the "Upside Down House" as a way to attracted buyers to the area.
  • The name, Sunrise Golf Village was shortened to the more succinct Sunrise in 1971.
  • Sunrise has the distinct honor of having Florida's first Ikea.
  • Sawgrass Mills Mall is the 7th largest mall in the US (2,383,906 sq. ft.) and also the largest single story mall in the US.
  • The Mall is also kind of shaped like an alligator which is very fitting considering Sunrise's proximity to the Everglades.
  • Sunrise hosts a number of special events every year including the Harvest Festival every October and a 'Woodstock' event in December.
  • The annual Sunrise Fourth of July Celebration is hosted at Amerant Bank Arena and features live music and fireworks.