Everything You Need to Know About the “Aloha to Aloha Stadium” Event

Play field games, take a stroll through the Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame and relive decades of good times in Hālawa on Saturday, February 25.


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What It Is

After nearly 50 years of superstar concerts, University of Hawai‘i games and other sporting events, it’s finally time to say aloha to Aloha Stadium as the historic facility evolves into a new and reimagined entertainment venue. At this farewell event, folks can relive the game day experience, participate in fun activities on the field, reminisce over memorabilia and photos at the Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame, listen to live music, snap selfies at the photo booth and much more.


When and Where

Festivities will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd.


How Much It Costs

The event is ticketed with tiered admission ranging from free to $20 per person. Service and processing fees range from $2.31 to $3.18, on top of the ticket price. All free admission slots are already sold out.


You’ll need to reserve tickets here as walk-ins will be limited. Although attendees have specific entry times, they’re allowed to stay as long as they like. There are no reservations for seats or games—everything is first come, first served. Your ticket simply reserves your spot to enter at the times specified below. Here’s the breakdown:


10 – 11:30 a.m.: Free admission entry

Noon – 4 p.m.: $7 per person, free for keiki 12 years and under

Noon – 9 p.m.: $20 VIP Access, gives you access to exclusive areas, an air-conditioned tent and a collectible coin

5 – 9 p.m.: $10 per person, free for keiki 12 years and under


For the full experience, you’ll want to set aside 1.5 to two hours. Later crowds may wish to stay longer as there will be food and live music. Vendors on-site will accept cash or credit cards. Parking is cash only, so be sure to bring some money with you.


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What To Do

The day’s schedule is in two parts. The earlier portion is designed for children and families; the latter part of the day is geared toward adults. Expect giveaways from local retail shops and prizes from Aloha Stadium throughout the day.


Food & Live Music

Live music and food are on tap from 3 to 9 p.m. Expect on-site food trucks offering classic stadium foods as well as specialty drinks from Coca-Cola, Monster Energy and Waiakea Water, and adult beverages from Heineken and Bud Light.


Stadium Memorabilia Walk

Stroll through 47 years of memories during an unguided tour between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. The stadium memorabilia walk features items from the Old Queen Street Stadium Museum, past concerts, professional sporting events and University of Hawai‘i football games, and uniforms from some of the athletes who played there, including Colt Brennan and Timmy Chang.


Family-Friendly Activities

Kids can run onto the field and meet players and past heroes. Keiki activities include art by @pueoaudio, with a coloring station where kids can color in several variations of the University of Hawai‘i football helmet. Keiki can keep their artwork or donate it to be shared as part of a collage.


Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace


Vendors will be selling limited edition commemorative items that will be keepsakes for years to come. Also, you can support more than 400 vendors that will be there for the weekly Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace. While the stadium itself will be closed, the swap meet will continue to be held weekly throughout the renovation on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sundays from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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Schedule of Events

Field Activities

Noon – 4 p.m.: – Keiki ID Station & Keiki Art Zone by Pueo Audio and Hamada Financial Group

Noon – 9 p.m.: Entertainment Stage

Noon – 9 p.m.: Photo booth by Photo Ops Hawai‘i

Noon – 9 p.m. (varies per sponsor): Sponsor Activation tents

1 – 3 p.m.: Meet-and-greet with ESPN personalities

5 – 9 p.m.: Live Art Mural by @garydrawsfish, @mark.devour and @kimcheerolls

Noon – 4 p.m.: Barefoot League Field Activities, including drills and runs

Noon – 9 p.m.: Field goal kicks

6 – 9 p.m.: O‘ahu Yard Games


Entertainment Stage

Noon – 6 p.m.: Pearl City High Band, hula hālau, DJs, cheer and dance troupes

6 – 6:30 p.m.: Barefoot League

6:30 – 7 p.m.: Mahalo for the Memories; VIP speeches

7 – 9 p.m.: Duncan Kamakana, Hui Pu, Frank DeLima, Kawika Kahiapo, Waipuna and Sean Na‘auao


Nased Aerial Rendering Stadium Scaled

A reimagined Aloha Stadium. Rendering Courtesy of New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED)


Where To Park

Enter through Gate 1 off Salt Lake Boulevard. All parking gates are cash only: $1 admission for kama‘āina and active military with valid ID, $2 general admission for everyone else 12 years and older. Free admission for 11 years and under.


Since the event is taking place in conjunction with the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace, schedule extra time to find parking. If you choose to ride-share, the drop-off zone is through Gate 1 off Salt Lake Boulevard. No entrance fee is required at the drop-off zone.


Vehicles will leave the stadium parking lot through the exit gate on Salt Lake Boulevard.




  1. Wear light clothing as the field gets warm by late morning and early afternoon
  2. Expect some lines as people first enter and stop to take pics inside the museum. Once you’re on the field, there will be plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the games, food and music.
  3. No outside food or drink is permitted. Food, alcoholic beverages and nonalcoholic beverages can be purchased on-site.
  4. Every paid ticket holder will get a commemorative photo courtesy of Photo Ops Hawai‘i
  5. Restrooms will be available in the makai locker room and in the south corridor hallway
  6. Fans requiring wheelchair assistance will have access to the lower areas through the south corridor, locker room and field

More information can be found at alohastadium.hawaii.gov. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com