Aloha Stadium Gains New Sponsor Hawaiian Airlines

Honolulu, Hawaii, August 5 (DHN) – Hawaiian Airlines has again made the news by announcing a brand new partnership with Aloha Stadium. Beginning this fall, Hawaiian Airlines will become the sponsor of Aloha Stadium’s brand new playing field. The University of Hawaii Warriors football team will benefit from the new state-of-the-art field, as they will now playing on the newest generation of synthetic turf, the UBU Speed Series S5-M turf. Renamed Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium, Hawaiian Airlines will also provide funding for the maintenance and upkeep of the field. The sponsorship deal is reported to be for $2.5 million over five-years.
Aloha Stadium was built in 1975 for $37 million and was the first sporting stadium that could reconfigure its shape from an oval (football) into a diamond (baseball) with four moveable sections. In2007, the stadium was permanently locked into its oval shape for football purposes because of maintenance and cost. Aloha Stadium has undergone significant repairs and improvements in 2010. All of the seats in the stadium were replaced and the scoreboard and its video screen were updated.

Big Stars at Aloha Stadium

Aloha Stadium is best known as the stadium that hosts the NFL Pro Bowl. First held at Aloha Stadium in 1980, Hawaii’s biggest stadium has played host to the professional all-star football game every year except for 2010. The stadium also hosts very large concerts for musical superstars, such as the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, The Police, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and U2. The new field will be unveiled beginning on August 11 when Hawaii high school football starts. The University of Hawaii will get its first chance to play on the new surface (which replaces the FieldTurf that was installed in 2003) on its home opener against the University of Colorado on September 3. Discover Hawaii Tours offers tours that include a stop at the famous swap meet at Aloha Stadium daily.

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