Aloha Stadium Authority moving fast on new structure proposal
New recommendations on plans for an alternate stadium are expected within the year
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
When the Rainbow Warriors kick off this season, the team can rest assured Aloha Stadium will be the site of all their home games.
However, it's unknown how much longer that'll be the case as gears continue to turn on plans for a new playing site in Halawa.
The Aloha Stadium Authority held a forum in July to hear public input on the proposal for a new 35,000 seat structure.
Since then, Hawaii News Now has learned that the Stadium Authority is examining those recommendations and has already had several meetings with the consulting firm that originally put together the proposal.
We're told that the Stadium Authority is moving fast on the idea because it wants the State to decide if its better to build a new structure or keep the stadium and its backlog of over $100 million dollars in maintenance and repairs.
"The stadium is going to be 40 years old next year," Aloha Stadium Authority chairperson Charles Toguchi said. "So taking all of that into consideration, I think the study is very timely and we expect that hopefully within the coming year, to have some very good recommendations to the administration, the stadium administration and to the legislators."
The Stadium Authority is scheduled to meet again later this month.