Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Letters: Football in decline

Only 19,539 people showed up for the big bowl game, capping off what the Star-Advertiser called an “excellent” season against a storied rival (“3 takeaways from Hawaii’s 38-34 win over BYU in the Hawaii Bowl,” Star-Advertiser, Dec. 25). And so we need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a new stadium for 35,000 fans?

Football attendance is declining. The cost of the football program is increasing — as is consciousness of the concussion crisis. That land and money could be used to be affordable housing and a great park instead.

David Kimo Frankel
Wilhelmina Rise