Aloha Stadium is Hawaii’s largest outdoor arena, replacing the Honolulu Stadium (hawaii.gov) (1926-1975). Aloha Stadium has become a Gathering Place where the spirit of achievement is nourished by the thrill of competition. The special venue is a place where everyone can share their cultural diversity with pride and a feeling of Aloha. Events at the stadium include sporting events as well as concerts, carnivals, markets, festivals, auto shows, and other seasonal events. The stadium is home to the University of Hawaiʻi Warriors football team. Other sporting events at Aloha Stadium include professional football, baseball, soccer, boxing, motocross, mud races, and tractor pulls.
When the stadium opened back on September 12, 1975, it was one of the first stadiums in the country to offer movable sections supporting configurations for football, soccer, and baseball. Over the decades, Aloha Stadium has welcomed soccer star Pele, NFL Pro Bowl and Hula Bowl, the Pan-Pacific Championship Soccer Tournament, and countless other sell-out crowds at sporting events in rugby, skateboarding, boxing, and lots more. Fun fact: the highest seat in the stadium is as high as a ten-story building.
In addition to sporting events, the Stadium hosts a multitude of festivals, concerts, and many other types of events that attract visitors from around the world. In addition to the Swap Meet & Marketplace every week, you can enjoy concerts, consumer expos, community fairs, and more. Musical performers in all genres have been welcomed, including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Ziggy Marley, and many, many more.
Aloha Stadium (1975-2023) – Mahalo for the memories
Located in Central Oʻahu for the past 47 years, Aloha Stadium has been Hawaii’s largest outdoor arena. Beginning in 2023, the historic facility will transform into the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED). For more info see NASED: New Stadium construction 2023-2026 below.
As the historic facility evolves, the Stadium Authority will be providing the public one last chance to tour the facility and enjoy a family fun-filled day of events and activities. For more info see Aloha Stadium Closing Event below.
The stadium bowl is now closed to prepare for construction of the NASED. Some events in outdoor areas will continue during NASED construction, including the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace. For more info see Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace below.
NASED: New Stadium construction 2023-2026
O‘ahu is planning a new mixed-use real estate development to create a community and entertainment district on the existing 98-acre Aloha Stadium site in Hālawa. The New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) will include two primary projects, the Stadium Project and the Real Estate Project.
Demolition of the existing stadium and construction of a new multi-use stadium is expected to commence on site in 2024. The Real Estate Project is planned over a span of years, with current projections at 20 years for the completion of all real estate development. However, an initial portion will be complete and operational at the same time the new Aloha Stadium opens.
NASED will celebrate Hawaii’s unique culture and inspire Aloha for the community and visitors alike. The development will be a live-work-play-thrive community and destination, with a new multi-purpose stadium as the centerpiece. Note: NASED is the working title for the district. Prior to opening, it is expected to rename the district.
More info: Facts & FAQs – New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) (hawaii.gov) and New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) (hawaii.gov)
Aloha from Aloha Stadium Closing Event
Join Aloha Stadium for one last goodbye. It will be a fun filled day for the entire family as you stroll through 47 years of memories. Enjoy a self-guided tour through stadium memorabilia featuring items from The Old Queen Street Stadium Museum, past concerts, professional sporting events, University of Hawaii games, and Athlete uniforms including Colt Brennan, Timmy Chang, and more! Fans and Keiki will be able to live the game day experience one last time, featuring pre-game activities followed by half-time games, giveaways, and entertainment throughout the event.
Food and retail vendors will be on hand. Food trucks will offer iconic stadium foods, specialty drinks, and beer. Retail vendors will offer limited edition items that will be keepsakes for years to come, along with hundreds of vendors at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace.
- When: Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 10 am – 9 pm (timed entry tickets)
- Price: Tiered Admission from FREE to $20.00 per person PLUS parking fees (see below).
- Tickets: Every attendee needs a ticket for entry including kids under 12yrs. Aloha from Aloha Stadium Closing Event and Activities Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
- Parking CASH ONLY: Main Salt Lake Blvd Gate 1. CASH ONLY: $2.00 general admission for 12 years and older. $1.00 admission for Kama’aina and Active Military w/ valid ID. Free admission for 11 years and under
More info: Aloha from Aloha Stadium Closing Event and Activities | Facebook
Aloha Stadium retail memorabilia and auction
Fans have the opportunity to purchase limited memorabilia and commemoratives items as a keepsake of the Aloha Stadium. Online auctions will include a wide variety of other items including seats, turf, office and restaurant equipment, tools and other keepsakes.
More info: Online Auctions & Memorabilia | Aloha Stadium (hawaii.gov)
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace
Every week, Aloha Stadium hosts Hawaii’s largest open-air marketplace with hundreds of local businesses, vendors, and specialty food trucks. At the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace, you can find discount prices on a wide selection of products including clothing, accessories, Hawaiian souvenirs, pre-packaged Hawaiian and ethnic foods, fine jewelry, vintage antiques, and more. Beautifully handcrafts products and exclusive art pieces are made and sold by the artist themselves, which truly make great gifts for yourself or that special someone.
- When: Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday from 6:30am – 3:00pm.
- Where: Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd, Aiea, HI 96818. The stadium is served by TheBus and the Waikiki Trolley.
- Admission: CASH ONLY at the gate. $2.00 per person (age 12+). $1.00 admission for Kama’aina and Active Military w/ valid ID. Free for ages 11 years and under.
- Food trucks: Find a rotating selection of ʻono (delicious) vendors in Section 7D & 8D
What is going to happen to the Swap Meet when the Stadium closes?
The Swap Meet & Marketplace will continue to operate. The Stadium Authority is committed to supporting vendors at the Swap Meet & Marketplace before, during, and after construction of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District.
More info: Aloha Stadium | Swap Meet & Marketplace (hawaii.gov)