University of Hawaii wants greater say in new stadium project

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii News | Sports By Ferd Lewis February 26, 2021 Updated 12:01 a.m. As companion bills to bolster the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District advanced through the Legislature this week, the University of Hawaii has stepped up its campaign to gain a larger voice in the facility’s future. Two similar measures, Senate Bill […]

Aloha Stadium district redevelopment plan gets divided in 2

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii News By Andrew Gomes February 18, 2021 A state plan to redevelop the 98-acre site of Aloha Stadium in Halawa with a private partner is now a two-part endeavor. Leaders of the state team driving the project disclosed Wednesday that a shortlist of three qualified developers selected last year will compete only […]

Ferd Lewis: State Comptroller Curt Otaguro again in the Aloha Stadium spotlight

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Ferd’s Words | Sports By Ferd Lewis February 14, 2021 Updated 12:51 a.m. Curt Otaguro recalls a time when newly opened Aloha Stadium seemed a place of magic where dreams and redemption came true for wide-eyed high school football players such as himself. A time when the seats glistened in the Halawa sunlight […]

Editorial: Aloha Stadium can’t be saved

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Editorial | Our View February 14, 2021 Updated 12:52 a.m. The Aloha Stadium redevelopment effort, barely off the ground, already has reached a point at which officials confront a selection of bad options. Does the state prop up the aging “rust palace” with money, yet again, to assess its structural safety for future […]

On Politics: New stadium at mercy of chaotic play-calling between governor, legislators, authority, University of Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Editorial | On Politics By Richard Borreca February 14, 2021 If you are going to fumble something, skip the small stuff, go big. That must be the motivation for Gov. David Ige’s unexplainable decision to back out of supporting a new stadium. Hawaii does have some tradition of not being able to get […]

Measure would help Aloha Stadium pay its bills to keep it open

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis February 12, 2021 Without a $1.5 million emergency appropriation from the legislature this session, Aloha Stadium might have to cease operations, lawmakers have been told. With its ability to hold large events impacted by COVID-19, the facility is seeking budgetary assistance for the first time in its 46-year history […]

University of Hawaii football team unlikely to play at Aloha Stadium in 2021

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis February 12, 2021 Even if the Legislature appropriated funds to repair portions of crumbling Aloha Stadium, it is unlikely the facility would be ready in time for University of Hawaii to play in front of fans there this season, the State Comptroller said Thursday. “The timing is such that […]

Aloha Stadium officials say facility needs overdue repairs to host fans

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis February 11, 2021 Without a significant amount of investment in repair and maintenance, the operation of the current Aloha Stadium will be without fans in the stands, officials acknowledged to lawmakers on Wednesday. In testimony before the state Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Tourism, Stadium Manager Scott […]

Ige’s Aloha Stadium comments met with rebuke within Senate

Pacific Business News Sports Business By Brian McInnis February 10, 2021 A sentiment shared by Gov. David Ige this week on keeping existing Aloha Stadium operational instead of going ahead on development of a new stadium district was met a rebuke from within the state Legislature. Ige, who first voiced his desire to see 46-year-old Aloha Stadium […]

Ferd Lewis: Gov. David Ige’s comments on maintaining the aging Aloha Stadium cloud the outlook for a new facility in Halawa

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Ferd’s Words | Sports By Ferd Lewis February 10, 2021 Eighteen months ago Gov. David Ige signed Act 268 with a pen and a flourish, appropriating $350 million for the state’s part in building the overdue New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District. “The recent Bruno Mars, Eagles and Guns and Roses concerts, as well […]