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Rainbow Warriors football makes final preparations for ‘Island Day’ Spring Game

The University of Hawaii football team made their final preparations ahead of ‘Island Day’, a full afternoon of drinks, food, live music and a football game.
Published: Apr. 14, 2022 at 2:18 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 14, 2022 at 4:34 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It’s all been leading to this.

The University of Hawaii football team made their final preparations ahead of ‘Island Day’, a full afternoon of drinks, food, live music and a football game wrapped in the middle of it — giving fans their first taste of Timmy Chang’s Rainbow Warriors.

The ‘Bows wrapped up their final practice before Saturday, an afternoon on the UH Lower Campus that is expected to draw a large crowd with a full schedule of events, UH officials telling fans to plan accordingly to prevent any potential congestion when trying to get on campus.

“Just encouraging folks to get here early.” UH spokesperson Moanikeala Nabarro told Hawaii News Now. “Parking opens at 12:30 and you know just practice patience, bring your aloha, all that good stuff.”

Headlining the pre-game festivities will be a free concert from the band Rebel SoulJahz at Les Murakami Stadium, along with a keiki zone, multiple food, beverage and apparel vendors.

“The concert is what really kind of going to hype everybody up.” Associate Athletic Director Vince Baldemor said. “We’re excited about Rebel Souljahz and then the game starts at about 6 o’clock.”

Once kick off rolls around, fans are invited back into T.C. Ching field for Coach Chang’s inaugural spring game, a full four quarter affair, giving a glimpse at what Hawaii can expect in the fall.

“You know a lot of energy, these guys are excited to play.” Coach Timmy Chang said. “They’ve got a lot of of good positive feelings and vibes of wanting to be here, they’re enjoying each other they’re playing for each other they’re playing for the state and this program in this university.”

UH Officials encourages fans to get here early with gates open at 3:30 p.m., followed by kickoff at 6:00 p.m.

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