MIAMI -

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. That land now serves as a truck and equipment depot during big arena events.

Some officials believe 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.