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 […]

Stadium oversight said to need clarity

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii News By Ferd Lewis February 10, 2021 A bill that is supposed to clarify the governance of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District is in need of further clarity itself, the chairman of the House Committee on Water and Land said at Tuesday’s hearing. The committee unanimously passed HB 1348 out of […]

Gov. Ige casts doubt on new Aloha Stadium with comments

KHON2 Local News By Sam Spangler February 9, 2021 Updated at 10:36 p.m. HONOLULU (KHON2) — The future of Aloha Stadium might again be in limbo. Governor David Ige declared Tuesday at his press conference that he’d prefer the state put money into the upkeep of the current stadium. Opponents are concerned about the safety […]

Gov. David Ige believes Aloha Stadium still usable

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sports By Ferd Lewis February 9, 2021 Gov. David Ige questioned the wisdom of spending $350 million for a successor to Aloha Stadium and suggested the state invest further in the repair and maintenance of the deteriorating facility to keep it “usable for the University (of Hawaii) for many, many years to come.” […]

Auditor: Stadium Authority has substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern

Hawaiʻi Free Press By Hawaii State Auditor February 9, 2021 FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE STADIUM AUTHORITY STATE OF HAWAII Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020 Prepared for Hawaii State Auditor by N&K CPAs Inc Dec 8, 2020 Released February, 2021 From Audit Summary: Financial Highlights FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ended June 30, 2020, the Authority reported […]

David Shapiro: Aloha Stadium development risks becoming a giveaway

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii News | Volcanic Ash By David Shapiro February 7, 2021 After endless grief over the proposed public-private partnership for Honolulu rail that ultimately brought bids far beyond the city’s budget, the Caldwell administration finally asked the obvious question: Why mess with a convoluted private partnership instead of doing a straightforward design-build deal? […]

Aloha Stadium redevelopment ‘superpower’ bill advances with concerns

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii News By Andrew Gomes February 6, 2021 Updated 12:21 a.m. Two Hawaii Senate committees quickly advanced a bill promising to supercharge Aloha Stadium redevelopment work Friday after the bill’s first public hearing. Yet two state agencies have raised concerns about the measure. Sen. Lorraine Inouye, chairwoman of the Water and Land Committee, […]

New Aloha Stadium eyed as site for potential Honolulu Harbor disasters

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii News By Dan Nakaso February 6, 2021 Two bills moving through the state House and Senate would require a new Aloha Stadium to set aside storage space in case disaster strikes Honolulu Harbor, cutting off the state’s shipping lines. The Aloha Stadium Authority is working to replace the current 50,000-seat stadium in […]