Published: Apr 29, 2014 7:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Cuban exiles are pushing Miami-Dade county officials to turn over land behind the AmericanAirlines Arena for a new museum.
    
The advocates want to build an 80-foot-tall complex devoted to the Cuban experience.
    
Already, the plan is facing push-back from the Miami Heat and some elected officials.
    
The Cuban Exile History Museum would sit on three acres of county land first promised to voters as a park and soccer field. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1fqLYlV) reports that the land now serves as a truck and equipment depot during big arena events.
    
Some officials say putting a large building on a waterfront spot would cause too many disruptions.
    
Museum advocates say the land is the perfect spot to highlight the stories of Cuban immigrants and their role in Miami's history.
    
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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