On March 28, 2020, the State of Hawaii issued an RFP seeking a private P3 partner to redevelop Aloha Stadium into a revitalized New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED).
The project will encompass the construction of a new stadium facility in addition to related ancillary development that will serve to create a New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District on the grounds of the existing Aloha Stadium site in Hālawa.
The construction of the new stadium facility and ancillary development of the entertainment district surrounding the new stadium would be pursued under a Public-Private-Partnership between the state and a private developer selected through a State Procurement Request for Qualifications (RFQ) / Request for Proposals (RFP) process.
The stadium will be downsized from its existing capacity of 50,000 seats to a capacity of approximately 35,000 seats. It will be configured to support a variety of sports and entertainment events, including football, soccer, rugby and other sports that are played on a rectangular field. In addition, concerts, community functions and family-oriented events will be hosted in the facility.
The multipurpose stadium would have a comprehensive array of fan amenities and support spaces to market new events, including additional luxurious seating options, more extensive concessions, and improved facility circulation.
Responses are due by May 26, 2020.
Photo courtesy of State of Hawaii.