About the Stadium Project

Conceptual rendering of the Stadium

The Stadium Project will comprise the design, construction, financing, and maintenance of a new Aloha Stadium and a prescribed minimum surrounding area with supporting infrastructure, including the demolition of the current Aloha Stadium and redeveloping that part of the site.

The Stadium Project will be delivered via a public-private-partnership (P3) between the State of Hawai‘i and a private developer selected through a two-stage (Request for Qualifications (RFQ) / Request for Proposals (RFP)) procurement process conducted by the State of Hawai‘i. A feature of the P3 arrangement is that the developer for the Stadium Project will be responsible for maintaining the facility for 30 years, precluding the deferred maintenance issues of the past, providing long-term assurance that the stadium will perform well, and returning the stadium to the State at the end of the term in good working order.

The new Aloha Stadium will be downsized from the existing stadium’s capacity of 50,000 seats to a capacity of 25,000 to 30,000 seats. The new Aloha Stadium  will be configured to support a variety of sports and entertainment events, including football, soccer, rugby and other sports played on a rectangular field. In addition, concerts, community functions and family-oriented events will be hosted in the facility. The multipurpose stadium will be designed to enhance the fan experience with a comprehensive array of amenities and support spaces to market new events, including luxurious seating options, extensive concessions, and efficient facility circulation.

Compiled renderings for optional layouts of the new Aloha Stadium and surrounding Entertainment District. This project has been realized in part by the teams at Crawford Architects, WT Partnership, and AHL (formerly Architects Hawaii, Ltd.), in collaboration with the State of Hawaii. The videos from Crawford Architects are conceptual and highlight some of the possible design options for the new Aloha Stadium. No plans or designs will be final until feedback has been studied and an eventual partner selected later this year.

Further insight to the project objectives are available on the CSEF Conference podcast by WT.