Aloha Stadium to undergo $10M renovation

Aloha Stadium was built back in 1975. It’s the home of UH football, along with other events.

After decades of use, the facility is in need of some improvements.

“The areas we’re looking at is the outer concourse. We’re going to be replacing the walking areas as well as waterproofing it on the north end. We’re also looking at the structure itself and we’re going to be addressing some of the cross beams that are located on the outer concourse in the area, too,” said Scott Chan, Aloha Stadium manager.

Chan says they’ll also be doing corrosion mitigation and will look at some of the safety rails that impact ADA guests.

The total cost for the project is about $10 million.

Since 2007, Chan says close to $95 million has been appropriated to address some of the health and safety issues at the stadium.

Stadium officials say the renovations won’t interfere with the 2014 UH football season. The work is expected to begin in January or February of next year.

Once it begins, Chan says it could take a year or two to complete.

The good news is that most of the construction won’t inconvenience stadium visitors.

As for the facility itself, what’s going to happen?

“What is the future for Aloha Stadium?” KHON2 asked Chan.

“That’s an interesting question. We don’t have the answer to that right now. We are going through an optimization report, or study, and we’re going to patiently wait for that results to come out,” Chan said.

No word yet on when those results will come in.

“We want to make sure that whichever direction it takes that we’re gonna be on track, whether it is to continue renovating this in its entirety or whether we go out to build a new one,” Chan said.

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