“We are beyond disappointed of the news at today’s announcement from the Aloha Stadium Authority that there will be no further events in the current stadium with fans. Aloha Stadium has such a storied history and carries so many memories for our football program and generations of Hawaiʻi families. We must now take responsibility ourselves to find a suitable venue for our Rainbow Warriors, Hawaiʻi’s football team, to play in front of our loyal fans beginning in 2021.”
—University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Athletics Director David Matlin
Aloha Stadium Authority news release
Temporary Moratorium on New Events and Reduction in Operations Announced for Aloha Stadium
Events already booked will be honored and activities in the parking lot will continue
The Aloha Stadium Authority announced its decision today to reduce operations and place a moratorium on new events at the Stadium. These changes are being adopted in response to COVID-19 safety restrictions that have severely limited revenue generation opportunities. Events that were reserved prior to today’s decision will be honored and activities in the parking lot will continue, including the drive-through Christmas display and Swap Meet & Marketplace.
“It is with a heavy heart that we make this difficult decision,” said Ross Yamasaki, Chair of the Stadium Authority. “Aloha Stadium has been expending its reserves to maintain operations since COVID-19 restrictions began. Unfortunately, we have reached a stage where we can no longer afford to continue these expenditures. It is our hope that we can find a long-term solution but for now, must make these changes to reduce expenses and generate revenue through activities in the parking lot and events that have already been booked.”
Located in Central Oʻahu, the Aloha Stadium is Hawaiʻi’s largest outdoor arena and home to the University of Hawaiʻi Warriors football team. In addition, the Aloha Stadium hosts a multitude of events attracting visitors from around the state including graduations, concerts, fairs, car shows, professional sporting events, high school and local sports league events, non-profit benefit functions, and the ever popular Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace. Visit www.alohastadium.hawaii.gov for more information.