I was in Miami yesterday to see a basketball playoff game. I thought I would give my Nikon D200 a little work from the 300 level seats. As we approached the AA Arena the PA system anounced that video cameras and professional cameras were not allowed. I managed to convince the security guard that the D200 is a high end amateur camera, but there was no way they were letting a 70-300 telephoto into the building. Fortunately I had plenty of time to go back to the rental car and put my camera in the trunk. My primary purpose was to watch the game rather than take pictures so I was not too disappointed. I've carried a camera bag with multiple lenses and a monopod into other professional sporting events and never had a problem. Is this just Miami or is this something new?