Under-utilized. That’s what some lawmakers believe when they think of Aloha Stadium. So they want to open it up as a development district, in other words, not just a new stadium.

Discussions of redeveloping Aloha Stadium have been on-going for years, but a couple of lawmakers tell us this time, their proposals will gain traction.   

Both proposals, SB 1530 and HB 1497, would first transform the Aloha Stadium property into a developing district under the Hawaii Community Development Authority. 

“So we can see condos, businesses, and restaurants that sort of thing?”

“Right, exactly. Parks, additional spaces that make this more than just a stadium and a parking lot,” said Representative Aaron Johanson, “I think it needs to be specific to the stadium, keep in mind what the community wants and what it embraces as part of its identity.”