Farrington High School students enjoy new football field as $20M project continues

If you’ve driven along the H-1 Freeway eastbound lately through Kalihi, you’ve probably seen it.

A new, state-of-the-art football stadium has been under construction at Farrington High School for months.

While crews are still working on the lights, bleachers, and track, the synthetic turf field — emblazoned with the school’s signature maroon-and-white “G” — is already being used.

Students say they’re thankful.

“This is such a dream come true to be on this field. It’s like a dream come true,” said senior Christian Acorda. “We’ve been waiting for this field to be done for like a while now, and we were really excited when we first got on it.”

“We can also use this field for student functions, like homecoming, pep rally or graduation,” said senior Julia Vereze.

Though students have been cleared to play on the field, the school will not be able to host home games until next fall.

The Department of Education said everything was on track for the stadium to be done this summer, but the legislature freed up more money that now allows them to install visitor bleachers for a 4,000-seat capacity.

When the stadium opens, it will be named the Edward Skippa Diaz Stadium, after the late, longtime Farrington coach.

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