Thursday, December 17, 2020

Hawaii's Aloha Stadium has been deemed unsafe to hold crowds of any manner and is facing condemnation


The stadium, which was built in 1975, has been home to the UH football team and Hawaii state championship games for the past 45 years. Additionally, it also hosted the Pro Bowl, the NFL’s annual All-Star game, for almost four decades.


Since opening, the stadium has deteriorated rapidly and dealt with numerous issues, including rust.


Thursday’s news leaves UH in a major bind, as no other stadium on Oahu is close to the 15,000-seat quota.


The new Aloha not projected to be ready until 2023 at the earliest.


To maintain FBS status, a football program is required to "average at least 15,000 in actual or paid attendance for all home football contests over a two-year rolling period," according to the NCAA bylaws.