Game day preparations underway for Colorado/Hawaii

Game day preparations underway for Colorado/Hawaii

HALAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are only two teams in all of the College Football Bowl Subdivision that play 13 games without a bye, Colorado and Hawaii.  That's part of the reason why the game is being played Thursday night, Colorado officials wanted to give the team any break they could.  Subsequently, motorists going to the game won't get one.

"We are encouraging everyone to come early, beat the rush hour traffic" said Samantha Spain, Sales and Marketing Specialist for Aloha Stadium.

Spain noted that Gates 3 and 4 will open for parking at 2pm, with Gates 1 and 2 opening at 3.  Rail construction is still taking away the Kam lot, but the upper and lower Halawa lots, as well as alternative parking sites, are still available.

The Department of Transportation is also pitching in to ease the burden on motorists.

"The commercial driver's license office will be closed all day tomorrow for the game, in advance of the game, and that's in large part because people will park at the stadium parking lot and walk across the street to the driver's license office" said DOT Spokesman
Tim Sakahara.  Also, there won't be any lane closures two hours before or after the game in the vicinity of the stadium.

Once inside the lot be aware, there are new prohibited items this year.

"Something new that's not allowed in the parking lot or stadium are drones. I know a lot of people have drones now.  We do not allow selfie sticks inside the stadium" said Spain.
Kickoff for this game is 7pm Thursday.

Click here to see parking and exit route maps provided by Aloha Stadium.

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