Regarding possible use of War Memorial Stadium for UH football games or other events with Aloha Stadium placed in a “temporary moratorium,” Mayor Michael Victorino said:
“I am open to entertaining the notion of War Memorial Stadium hosting UH football games. It would be a great opportunity for our local college football fans to cheer the Rainbow Warrior football team here at home on Maui.
“War Memorial hosted a UH football game in 2001 and Hula Bowl games from 1998 to 2005. So, we know games of this caliber have been played here – with national TV coverage. I am willing to expedite stadium improvements to accommodate better seating, lighting or expanded concession areas, in order to host UH games here.
“This would be a great opportunity for our keiki and our local sports community not only to experience NCAA Division I football, but also a chance for local nonprofits and sports clubs to raise funds through stadium concession sales.”