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.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com