HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – The turnout for Saturday’s preseason game between the Rams and Cowboys was the highest for a single event at Aloha Stadium in the past several years, underscoring the huge demand for NFL football here.

Tourism officials say there’s a lot of interest by the Rams in future preseason games in the islands.

“They have talked to us about being the visiting team and working with us within bringing in other NFL teams for a preseason game,” said Hawaii Tourism Authority Chairman Rick Fried.

Mufi Hannemann, CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, added it’s “no secret they want Hawaii to be a part of Rams nation.”

“Having a popular team like Dallas and lots of fans at Aloha Stadium, it was a perfect match.”

If it were up the coaches, future preseason games would definitely be played in the islands.

“I thought it was a fantastic couple of days,” said Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett. “The hospitality we got here on Oahu has been off the charts.”