Two weeks after Aloha Stadium Authority accepted a site study recommending that the state look into rebuilding a 35,000-seat multi-purpose stadium at its current location, the University of Hawaii has revealed plans of its own.
The university unveiled Wednesday renderings of a proposed 30,000-seat multi-purpose stadium to be built at an unnamed site at an estimated cost of $165 million and $190 million.
While the price tag may seem steep, it’s not too far off of the $120 million in estimated repairs suggested for Aloha Stadium to address high-priority health and safety improvements.
Athletics director Ben Jay said Wednesday that the renderings are meant to start a conversation and, if given the green light, would ideally be built in partnership with the state, to serve as Hawaii’s premier sports and entertainment venue.
“You look at the design, you look at the things that the architect was able to put in there, it turns out with a lot of great amenities for the football experience — not just for football, but for other entertainment and international events,” he said.
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