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Heat announce two preseason games to be played in Kansas City and Louisville

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Miami returns to two neutral locations for preseason games in October.

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Moving quickly along after Saturday's loss to the Toronto Raptors ended their 2015-16 NBA season, the Miami Heat have announced they will be returning to Kansas City and Louisville for two preseason games to be played in October.

The Heat will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, October 8 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. They will also play Saturday, October 15 vs. Minnesota at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

"The people of Louisville and those who visit our community love this venue," said KFC Yum! Center General Manager Dennis Petrullo in a press release. "It's a well-known fact that Kentucky is basketball country, and it's a huge testament that the Miami Heat wanted to return and play at the KFC Yum! Center for a third year in a row."

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3 at 10AM at the KFC Yum! Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information, visit and follow the event-specific Twitter handle @NBAatYum.

Tickets for the Louisville game go on sale Friday, May 20 at noon at, Price Chopper Box Office at Sprint Center and by phone at 888.929.7849. For a limited time, discounts for groups of 10 or more may be available by calling 816.949.7177 or emailing