About the Project

The NASED project will encompass the construction of a new stadium facility in addition to related ancillary development that will serve to create a New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District on the grounds of the existing Aloha Stadium site in Hālawa.

The construction of the new stadium facility and ancillary development of the entertainment district surrounding the new stadium would be pursued under a Public-Private-Partnership between the state and a private developer selected through a State Procurement Request for Qualifications (RFQ) / Request for Proposals (RFP) process.

The stadium will be downsized from its existing capacity of 50,000 seats to a capacity of approximately 35,000 seats. It will be configured to support a variety of sports and entertainment events, including football, soccer, rugby and other sports that are played on a rectangular field. In addition, concerts, community functions and family-oriented events will be hosted in the facility.  The multipurpose stadium would have a comprehensive array of fan amenities and support spaces to market new events, including additional luxurious seating options, more extensive concessions, and improved facility circulation.

Compiled renderings for optional layouts of the new Aloha Stadium and surrounding Entertainment District. This project has been realized in part by the teams at Crawford Architects, WT Partnership, and AHL (formerly Architects Hawaii, Ltd.), in collaboration with the State of Hawaii. The videos from Crawford Architects are conceptual and highlight some of the possible design options for the new Aloha Stadium. No plans or designs will be final until feedback has been studied and an eventual partner selected later this year.

Further insight to the project objectives are available on the CSEF Conference podcast by WT.