UH-Stanford football deal puts new stadium on the clock

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis November 19, 2020 Now that the University of Hawaii has announced Stanford as the marquee opponent for the 2023 home football opener, will the Rainbow Warriors’ projected new home for that season, the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District, be ready in time? What UH has done by adding the […]

Central Oahu Senate Candidates Want To Help Businesses

Honolulu Civil Beat Politics By Blaze Lovell October 4, 2020 Sen. Bennette Misalucha, a former banking and marketing executive, and Kelly Kitashima, the director of sales at Mariott Kapolei, have found themselves in a somewhat unexpected race to represent Pearl City, Aiea and Halawa. Misalucha, a Democrat, was appointed to the seat after the sudden […]

New Aloha Stadium’s 2023 opener in danger

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis September 25, 2020 The projected Sept. 2, 2023, opening of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District is in danger of being pushed back, officials suggested Thursday, a move which could add $20 million or more to the price tag. The acknowledgement came during a briefing at an Aloha Stadium […]

Aztec Stadium grows closer to reality than Hawaii’s

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Ferd’s Words | Sports By Ferd Lewis September 16, 2020 Updated 12:25 am IN an effort to get the new, projected $300 million-plus, 35,000-seat multi-purpose stadium built and opened on time, expedited measures were announced on Tuesday. Aloha Stadium? Sadly, no. This field of dreams is 2,612 miles distant, San Diego State’s Aztec […]

No rugby franchise for Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis September 6, 2020 Updated 12:20 am Kanaloa Hawaii Rugby Ltd. and Major League Rugby were unable to reach an agreement to put a franchise in Hawaii for the 2021 season, commissioner George Killebrew said. The New Zealand-based ownership group had been given a 90-day exclusive negotiating period in which […]

Aloha Stadium asks pro rugby franchise owners to provide letter of credit

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis August 28, 2020 The Aloha Stadium Authority is asking Kanaloa Hawaii Sports Entertainment Ltd. to provide a letter of credit sufficient to cover rental costs before the prospective professional Major League Rugby franchise books dates at the facility for the 2021 season. A dollar amount has not yet been […]

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet to close during shutdown

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Newswatch By Star-Advertiser staff August 27, 2020 Aloha Stadium will cease operations, including the Swap Meet and Marketplace, during Oahu’s two-week stay-athome order, stadium leadership said in a news release Wednesday. The closure will start Saturday through Sept. 9. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Pro rugby franchise negotiating Aloha Stadium deal for 2021

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports by Ferd Lewis August 26, 2020 Kanaloa Hawaii is seeking eight to 12 dates to bring Major League Rugby competition to Aloha Stadium in 2021. The Oneroa, New Zealand-based owners of the proposed MLR franchise have filed an application for use of the facility and Aloha Stadium manager Scott Chan said “a […]

State to name priority developers for New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis August 25, 2020 Updated 11:01 pm The state said it will announce the the names of the three priority-listed developer-led teams for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District after it wraps up loose ends left by the deferral of Senate Bill 2940. Six groups responded in May to the […]

Aloha Stadium’s lot in life changes with no football

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis August 13, 2020 Updated 12:47 am Looking out from the box office it seems like another huge event at Aloha Stadium with row upon row of cars packing the upper and lower Halawa parking lots. But like a lot of things in the COVID-19-tossed world these days, the scene […]