Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

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Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by BLUERUFiO » December 17th, 2020, 2:56 pm

https://footballscoop.com/news/hawaii-h ... eir-hands/

"Aloha Stadium, which was built in the mid-1970’s and has been steadily deteriorating in recent years, has been deemed unsafe to hold crowds and is expected to soon be condemned. Hawaii has played their games in Aloha Stadium for nearly 50 years, and it has also been home to the high school state title games and is a primary concert venue as well.

With a maximum capacity of 50,000, there’s simply no other venue on the island of Oahu that comes close to that.

The good news is that Hawaii had planned on a new Aloha Stadium to be built. The bad news is that was not expected to be done until 2023. That stadium will reportedly hold 35,000 max.

The kicker in this whole deal is that in order to maintain FBS status, teams must average 15,000 fans in the stands every two years. The next biggest venue that the school could look to host football games the next few years would be Clarence T.C. Ching Stadium on the UH-Manoa campus, and that only holds 5,000 – well below the 15,000 that Hawaii would need to average in order to maintain FBS status.

There’s likely a waiver of some kind that Hawaii will be able to apply for, considering their circumstances and geographic challenges, but the NCAA has also shown a history of being a pretty unforgiving organization at times as well."


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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by ViAggie » December 17th, 2020, 3:00 pm

BLUERUFiO wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 2:56 pm
https://footballscoop.com/news/hawaii-h ... eir-hands/

"Aloha Stadium, which was built in the mid-1970’s and has been steadily deteriorating in recent years, has been deemed unsafe to hold crowds and is expected to soon be condemned. Hawaii has played their games in Aloha Stadium for nearly 50 years, and it has also been home to the high school state title games and is a primary concert venue as well.

With a maximum capacity of 50,000, there’s simply no other venue on the island of Oahu that comes close to that.

The good news is that Hawaii had planned on a new Aloha Stadium to be built. The bad news is that was not expected to be done until 2023. That stadium will reportedly hold 35,000 max.

The kicker in this whole deal is that in order to maintain FBS status, teams must average 15,000 fans in the stands every two years. The next biggest venue that the school could look to host football games the next few years would be Clarence T.C. Ching Stadium on the UH-Manoa campus, and that only holds 5,000 – well below the 15,000 that Hawaii would need to average in order to maintain FBS status.

There’s likely a waiver of some kind that Hawaii will be able to apply for, considering their circumstances and geographic challenges, but the NCAA has also shown a history of being a pretty unforgiving organization at times as well."
I was there a few years ago, yea it's looking pretty rusty.


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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by sstrasser » December 17th, 2020, 3:03 pm

And the Aggies are scheduled to play at Hawaii in 2022. it will be interesting to see what they do



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by SLB » December 17th, 2020, 3:05 pm

BLUERUFiO wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 2:56 pm
https://footballscoop.com/news/hawaii-h ... eir-hands/

"Aloha Stadium, which was built in the mid-1970’s and has been steadily deteriorating in recent years, has been deemed unsafe to hold crowds and is expected to soon be condemned. Hawaii has played their games in Aloha Stadium for nearly 50 years, and it has also been home to the high school state title games and is a primary concert venue as well.

With a maximum capacity of 50,000, there’s simply no other venue on the island of Oahu that comes close to that.

The good news is that Hawaii had planned on a new Aloha Stadium to be built. The bad news is that was not expected to be done until 2023. That stadium will reportedly hold 35,000 max.

The kicker in this whole deal is that in order to maintain FBS status, teams must average 15,000 fans in the stands every two years. The next biggest venue that the school could look to host football games the next few years would be Clarence T.C. Ching Stadium on the UH-Manoa campus, and that only holds 5,000 – well below the 15,000 that Hawaii would need to average in order to maintain FBS status.

There’s likely a waiver of some kind that Hawaii will be able to apply for, considering their circumstances and geographic challenges, but the NCAA has also shown a history of being a pretty unforgiving organization at times as well."
This is sad. I hope the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors can get something figured out.



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by BLUERUFiO » December 17th, 2020, 3:09 pm

I'll forever remember the voices of the Hawaii announcers that called our middle of the night, come from behind victory back with GA 1.0.
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Post by MWCFAN12 » December 17th, 2020, 3:10 pm

Will they keep the swap meet there on Saturday's and Wednesday's... that is all that matters
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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by USUaggie » December 17th, 2020, 3:10 pm

They should block off the 30,000 most dangerous seats and do temporary retrogrades to the seating areas of remaining 20,000 seats to keep them safe enough for two more seasons.



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by MWCFAN12 » December 17th, 2020, 3:11 pm

BLUERUFiO wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 3:09 pm
I'll forever remember the voices of the Hawaii announcers that called our middle of the night, come from behind victory back with GA 1.0.
Robert Kekaula. He is awesome if you ever get a chance to meet him. He is by far the best announcer in the MW.





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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 17th, 2020, 3:29 pm

It should. That stadium is a dump. The next two years are going to be rough for them with the new stadium not scheduled to open until 2023. Hopefully they can speed up construction which in Hawaii isn't easy. Their state rail project has taken way longer than expected and gone way over budget. Hope whoever is in charge of the new stadium is more competent.



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by Slim80 » December 17th, 2020, 5:24 pm

They just need to change their name to Ohio State and the NCAA will grant all the waivers they need.
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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by OrangeCountyAggie » December 17th, 2020, 6:01 pm

Slim80 wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 5:24 pm
They just need to change their name to Ohio State and the NCAA will grant all the waivers they need.
How about THE Hawaii State. Has a nice ring to it!



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by OrangeCountyAggie » December 17th, 2020, 6:10 pm

BLUERUFiO wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 2:56 pm
https://footballscoop.com/news/hawaii-h ... eir-hands/

"Aloha Stadium, which was built in the mid-1970’s and has been steadily deteriorating in recent years, has been deemed unsafe to hold crowds and is expected to soon be condemned. Hawaii has played their games in Aloha Stadium for nearly 50 years, and it has also been home to the high school state title games and is a primary concert venue as well.

With a maximum capacity of 50,000, there’s simply no other venue on the island of Oahu that comes close to that.

The good news is that Hawaii had planned on a new Aloha Stadium to be built. The bad news is that was not expected to be done until 2023. That stadium will reportedly hold 35,000 max.

The kicker in this whole deal is that in order to maintain FBS status, teams must average 15,000 fans in the stands every two years. The next biggest venue that the school could look to host football games the next few years would be Clarence T.C. Ching Stadium on the UH-Manoa campus, and that only holds 5,000 – well below the 15,000 that Hawaii would need to average in order to maintain FBS status.

There’s likely a waiver of some kind that Hawaii will be able to apply for, considering their circumstances and geographic challenges, but the NCAA has also shown a history of being a pretty unforgiving organization at times as well."
Apparently, there's a football stadium on Maui that holds 23,000. It hosted a UH regular-season game against Montana back in 2001 (the same year they destroyed an undefeated BYU team).

Side note, having been to all of the major Hawaiian islands, Kauai is the best by far (better beaches, most beautiful scenery, friendlier locals, fewer crowds, etc.)



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 17th, 2020, 6:40 pm

OrangeCountyAggie wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 6:10 pm
BLUERUFiO wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 2:56 pm
https://footballscoop.com/news/hawaii-h ... eir-hands/

"Aloha Stadium, which was built in the mid-1970’s and has been steadily deteriorating in recent years, has been deemed unsafe to hold crowds and is expected to soon be condemned. Hawaii has played their games in Aloha Stadium for nearly 50 years, and it has also been home to the high school state title games and is a primary concert venue as well.

With a maximum capacity of 50,000, there’s simply no other venue on the island of Oahu that comes close to that.

The good news is that Hawaii had planned on a new Aloha Stadium to be built. The bad news is that was not expected to be done until 2023. That stadium will reportedly hold 35,000 max.

The kicker in this whole deal is that in order to maintain FBS status, teams must average 15,000 fans in the stands every two years. The next biggest venue that the school could look to host football games the next few years would be Clarence T.C. Ching Stadium on the UH-Manoa campus, and that only holds 5,000 – well below the 15,000 that Hawaii would need to average in order to maintain FBS status.

There’s likely a waiver of some kind that Hawaii will be able to apply for, considering their circumstances and geographic challenges, but the NCAA has also shown a history of being a pretty unforgiving organization at times as well."
Apparently, there's a football stadium on Maui that holds 23,000. It hosted a UH regular-season game against Montana back in 2001 (the same year they destroyed an undefeated BYU team).

Side note, having been to all of the major Hawaiian islands, Kauai is the best by far (better beaches, most beautiful scenery, friendlier locals, fewer crowds, etc.)
Not hard to have friendlier locals than Honolulu :lol:



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by Notatrueaggie » December 17th, 2020, 8:15 pm

i went there a couple of years ago and it looked really gross and rusty. The thing is, they play a lot of high school games there plus the bowl games and other activities. They might lose a lot of money from thay



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by MWCFAN12 » December 17th, 2020, 8:49 pm

I have been there a few time.. It is old. But I am not 100% sure that thing isn't technically on base. If it isn't it is dang close, less than a few hundred feet. Which if that thing is on base ( but not in base ) I would imagine that would be a mess to get permits to do much.



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 18th, 2020, 12:35 am

I lived there from 2016-2018 and this was talked about then by many people. This is of no surprise. Most Hawaii football fans talk about how much of a dump it is and complain about the stadium. I'm happy they are getting a new one. The next few years will be interesting.



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Re: Hawaii football stadium soon to be condemned

Post by MWCFAN12 » December 18th, 2020, 12:49 am

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 18th, 2020, 12:35 am
I lived there from 2016-2018 and this was talked about then by many people. This is of no surprise. Most Hawaii football fans talk about how much of a dump it is and complain about the stadium. I'm happy they are getting a new one. The next few years will be interesting.
That's the thing. There is no way this should have snuck up on anyone.. This is a epic failure by the leaders. Everyone has known that place was trash for 15 years.

And if they think they will have a stadium by 2023 I would bet some real money on no way. Just look at the disaster the Honolulu Rail line has been... Or the H3 disaster...

This is the kind of problem that could sink that program for good. I know it has been kicked around for years about dropping that program. And there is a significant



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