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New Aloha Stadium plan moving forward with modification
By Dave Reardon Today Updated 10:10 am

Gov. Josh Green said today the state is moving forward with a modified version of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District plan that has been in the works since 2018.

The adjusted NASED plan will involve one contract with the private sector for the stadium and the rest of the district. The same entity will be charged with developing, building, operating and maintaining the stadium, and have rights to mixed-use development in the surrounding area.

The previous plan called for separate private-sector teams; one for the stadium itself and another for the district.

Late in his term, former Gov. David Ige tried to change course to a traditional design-and-build model that did not include other development. As a candidate, Green voiced support for NASED, as long as affordable housing was included.

After he took office in December 2022, Green’s administration determined the split-project approach would put too much risk of future funding on the state.

“After careful consideration and months of analysis, we have decided to pursue an integrated public-private-partnership approach for the project,” Green said. “This approach will not only provide us with a much-needed new stadium but also ensure long-term funding and cost overruns are managed by the private sector, reducing the burden on our local taxpayers.”

The new stadium, planned for the site of the still-standing old Aloha Stadium in Halawa, will be developed and built with public and private funds and is expected to be ready for the 2028 football season, according to a news release today from NASED. The state Legislature allocated $400 million during the 2022 session to build the new facility, which would host University of Hawaii football games — as did the original 50,000-seat Aloha Stadium.

Since 2021, UH has played its home games at on-campus Ching Complex, which has 9,000 seats but is being expanded to 15,000 for the upcoming season.

The most recent renderings of the new Aloha Stadium call for at least 25,000 seats, with possible expansion. Planners continue to hope for a mixed-use venue that can host football, soccer, rugby, major concerts and other events.

The non-stadium part of the Halawa project will be built over the next 20 years, according to planners.

“The Stadium Authority fully supports Gov. Green in his new direction for NASED,” Stadium Authority chair Brennon Morioka said. “We look forward to issuing the new procurement and being able to provide our community with a much-needed new stadium and a vibrant community district.”

The Requests for Proposals for the previous plan are no longer in play, but “much of the previous work to date can be repurposed in the new approach,” according to today’s news release from NASED.

Around $25 million in state funds have gone toward five years of planning for the new stadium.
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:rofl2: 25 million tax payers dollars spent on 5 years of planning. :rofl2:

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One of these days this century, the old Aloha Stadium will be demo'd and work will begin on NASED. By the time that comes, the $400 million appropriated will be good for 10,000 seats on benches.
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ok, just for fun. Let's play the cost overrrun over under game.

when all is said and done, $700 million. Over or under?
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anykine wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:03 pm :rofl2: 25 million tax payers dollars spent on 5 years of planning. :rofl2:
The least they could have done was to tear down the old stadium.
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RedZone wrote: Sat May 27, 2023 10:54 pm
anykine wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:03 pm :rofl2: 25 million tax payers dollars spent on 5 years of planning. :rofl2:
The least they could have done was to tear down the old stadium.
in the real world,the stadium should have been torn down 10+ years ago.corruption in the government is making the hawai’i tax payers suffer.

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bigislandkurt wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 12:10 pm ok, just for fun. Let's play the cost overrrun over under game.

when all is said and done, $700 million. Over or under?
Just under $700 but completion date over by 2 years

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Anyone else concerned that DaSistahhood event was moved from Sat Aug 12 to the 19th due to uncertainty of the stadium renovations being completed on time? :o

Season opener at Vandy is the week after on the 26th then we open at home the following Fri Sept 1st.

They cutting it really close. Better pray for good construction weather during hurricane season

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BigWave96744 wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 6:01 am Anyone else concerned that DaSistahhood event was moved from Sat Aug 12 to the 19th due to uncertainty of the stadium renovations being completed on time? :o

Season opener at Vandy is the week after on the 26th then we open at home the following Fri Sept 1st.

They cutting it really close. Better pray for good construction weather during hurricane season
I don't think all the rain in the spring helped things. Hope everything can get done by the home opener.
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Irse wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 6:06 am
BigWave96744 wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 6:01 am Anyone else concerned that DaSistahhood event was moved from Sat Aug 12 to the 19th due to uncertainty of the stadium renovations being completed on time? :o

Season opener at Vandy is the week after on the 26th then we open at home the following Fri Sept 1st.

They cutting it really close. Better pray for good construction weather during hurricane season
I don't think all the rain in the spring helped things. Hope everything can get done by the home opener.
Don't think the rain during spring mattered. They weren't gonna start construction till after track and field season finished.

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EITSwarrior wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:20 am
Irse wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 6:06 am
BigWave96744 wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 6:01 am Anyone else concerned that DaSistahhood event was moved from Sat Aug 12 to the 19th due to uncertainty of the stadium renovations being completed on time? :o

Season opener at Vandy is the week after on the 26th then we open at home the following Fri Sept 1st.

They cutting it really close. Better pray for good construction weather during hurricane season
I don't think all the rain in the spring helped things. Hope everything can get done by the home opener.
Don't think the rain during spring mattered. They weren't gonna start construction till after track and field season finished.
I thought they were supposed to start as soon as spring camp was done and that is why it was held early,
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Irse wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:41 am
EITSwarrior wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:20 am
Irse wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 6:06 am

I don't think all the rain in the spring helped things. Hope everything can get done by the home opener.
Don't think the rain during spring mattered. They weren't gonna start construction till after track and field season finished.
I thought they were supposed to start as soon as spring camp was done and that is why it was held early,
I don’t know. Who knows. Not even sure the state and the university knows. I just know what my friend on the track team told me that they were told that they were gonna let the track and field season finish before starting work.

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EITSwarrior wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 12:45 pm
Irse wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:41 am
EITSwarrior wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:20 am

Don't think the rain during spring mattered. They weren't gonna start construction till after track and field season finished.
I thought they were supposed to start as soon as spring camp was done and that is why it was held early,
I don’t know. Who knows. Not even sure the state and the university knows. I just know what my friend on the track team told me that they were told that they were gonna let the track and field season finish before starting work.
They should know
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