Aloha Stadium is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in Halawa, Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the largest outdoor arena in Hawaii, spanning 104-acres with a seating capacity of 50,000. The stadium is home to the University of Hawaii Warriors football team and hosts the annual NFL Pro Bowl all-star game. Due to a sponsorship deal with Hawaiian Airlines, the main playing field is now referred to as Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium.
The stadium was commissioned by the State of Hawaii as a replacement for the old Honolulu Stadium which was demolished in 1976. It features theater-style seating with backs and arm rests, a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar sound system, a 154- foot long scoreboard and a 19x26 foot Sony Jumbotron television.
It officially opened in 1975 featuring a football game played between the University of Hawaii and Texas A&I (now Texas A&M-Kingsville) with 32,247 spectators on the stands. The stadium also hosts numerous high school football games and soccer matches.
Apart from sporting events, the Aloha Stadium is also a popular venue for car shows, fairs and concerts featuring international superstars such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson and U2 .
It is also well known for the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace, held at the stadium's parking lot every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. It is one of the largest swap meets in Hawaii with more than 700 local vendors selling a wide array of merchandise from art, crafts, specialty foods, apparel, gifts and more.
Aloha Stadium is located at 99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard, Honolulu, Central Oahu, Hawaii.