About Us

Welcome to Aloha Stadium. Located in Central Oahu, the Aloha Stadium is Hawaii’s largest outdoor arena, and home to the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team. In addition, the Aloha Stadium hosts a multitude of events attracting visitors from around the State including soccer matches, concerts, car shows, fairs and the ever popular Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace.

The stadium bowl is now closed as we prepare for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District. We will continue to host the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace as well as other outdoor events and activities in the surrounding parking lot areas.

When the stadium opened back on September 12, 1975, we became one of the first stadiums in the country to offer four movable sections. Our 50,000-seat stadium could be configured to offer multiple seating configured arrangements and field formations that allowed football, soccer, and baseball. Fun fact: the highest seat in the stadium is as high as a ten-story building.

*all photos courtesy of Alan Straub


To meet the challenge of providing a first class arena where the dreams of our young people can be realized through participation in sporting and other special events, where the spirit of achievement can be nourished by the thrill of competition, where families can gather to share their cultural diversity with pride and a feeling of Aloha.


How we conduct ourselves in accomplishing our mission is as important as the mission itself.  Fundamental to our success are these basic values:

People – Our employees are the source of our strength.  They meet and greet the public and their actions determine our reputation and vitality.

Customer Service – The products we and services we offer our fans must be the best in quality, price and value.  They mirror our dedication to providing events in a pleasant, safe and comfortable environment.

Facilities Development – Our facility exemplifies the beauty and uniqueness of Hawaii.  Our commitment to quality maintenance and development of the facility will ensure that it remains the best venue for outdoor entertainment in the state.

As the historic facility evolves into the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District, or NASED, the stadium continues to host exciting events that attract local residents and global visitors, including holiday light shows, car exhibits, fairs and the ever-popular Aloha Stadium Swap Meet and Marketplace. 

There is no greater place than the Aloha Stadium!

Here are just some of the highlights over the past 47 years…

The 70’s

September 13, 1975 – Crowd of 32,247 come to support UH against Texas A&I for the stadium’s first season opener

1975 – The Hawaiians play Jacksonville in the very first professional football game

Soccer star Pele and New York Cosmos lure 21, 705 for victory over Team Japan on April 7, 1976

The first NFL Exhibition Game featuring San Fran 49ers defeat San Diego Chargers 17-16 before a crowd of 36,364 fans on August 21, 1976

The Honolulu Jaycees bring the 50th State Fair to the stadium in 1976

Kalapana and C & K end the year with a great December 1976 concert

In 1977 Team Hawaii joins the North American Soccer League and makes Aloha Stadium it’s home.

First sellout crowd of 48,767 watches eventual national champion University of Southern Cal beat UH 21-5 on December 2, 1978

18,348 fans come out to support UH’s Derek Tatsuno as he strikes out 12 in 11-1 UH victory over Nevada Las Vegas on May 19, 1979

The Aloha Flea Market opens in the summer of 1979 and becomes the largest operation of its kind in the state.

Highlighting Concerts: Chicago (2/5/79), Santana, Boston/Big Horn (4/29/78), C& K, The Beach Boys (8/11/79), Heart (8/11/79) , Eagles (9/30/79), Jimmy Buffett (9/30/79)

The 80’s

January 27, 1980 becomes the first of 34 Pro Bowl games announced crowd of 49,800 (10th annual ProBowl)

The Oahu Prep Bowl game between Iolani and Waianae draws 31,484 the largest crowd to watch high school football game in Hawaii on November 28, 1980

March 14, 1981 – Andy Ganigan scores third round TKO over Manuel Abedoy in co-main event of CBS nationally televised boxing card

August 30, 1981 – Heart, Blue Oyster Cult, Gamma Band, Fortune Concert

August 1, 1982 – Foreigner, Charlie Daniels Band, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Surf Punks Concert

November 14, 1982 – Stevie Wonder concert

December 25, 1982 – Aloha Bowl debuts with Washington in a 21-20 victory over Maryland

February 25, 1984 – The Police hold their farewell concert with over 31,000 fans making this one of the largest concert crowds ever at Aloha Stadium.

December 1984 – A truck and tractor pull event, the Hawaii Super Pull makes it’s debut becoming an instant hit.

March 3, 1985 – Olympian Duncan Macdonald wins first Great Aloha Run

1985 – Superbog Mudracing comes to the stadium

July 26, 1986 – Frank Sinatra concert draws more than 25,000

March 21, 1987 – ZZ Top, Run-D.M.C., Stevie Ray Vaughan Concert

April 18, 1987 – Eddie Money Concert

August 1987 – Hawaii Islanders play final season in stadium before moving to Colorado Springs, Colo

June 30, 1989 – Robbie Knievel crashes in motorcycle event

August 1989 – Superbowl of Wheels featuring motocycles, cars, bikes and skateboarding holds its inaugural event.

December 25, 1989 – UH makes first NCAS bowl appearance in 33-13 Aloha Bowl loss to Michigan State

The 90’s

November 6, 1995 – Eagles Concert

January 3-4, 1997 – Michael Jackson plays in back to back sellout concerts

May 28, 1997 – Whitney Houston Concert

April 19-20, 1997 – Sand Diego Padres host regular season series with St. Louis Cardinals that draw 77,432 over two days

January 23-24, 1998 – Rolling Stones, Johnny Lang concert draws more than 55,000

February 21, 1998 – Mariah Carey ended her Butterfly World Tour

December 25, 1998 – Air Force defeats Washington 45-25 in inaugural Oahu Bowl game. Game is played two more years before it moves to Seattle

January 30, 1999 – Janet Jackson

December 4, 1999 – Saint Louis School defeats Kahuku in first state football championship game

The 2000’s

2002 – Janet Jackson’s 2nd concert to the islands, All for You Tour was broadcasted on HBO

December 25, 2002 – Tulane Defeats UH 36-28 before 35,513 in inaugural Hawaii Bowl

December 9, 2006 – Pearl Jam / U2’s final stop on their Vertigo Tour

November 23, 2007 – Largest UH crowd (49,651) sees Warriors beat Boise State 39-27 for the school’s first out-right conference championship.

December 1, 2007 – Crowd of 49,566 see UH complete unbeaten (12-0) regular season and clinch the Sugar Bowl berth with comeback victory over Washington 35-28

January 12, 2008 – Hula Bowl plays its 25th and last game

February 20-23, 2008 – Inaugural Pan-Pacific Championship Soccer Tournament

2012 – Ziggy Marley Concert

2013 – Rugby Team USA vs Samoa

2014 – US vs Samoa Rugby League Lava Lava Festival

2017 – The Chainsmokers Concert

2018 – Bruno Mars, Eagles, Guns n Roses, Snoop Dog, Cardi B

2019 – Eminem, Monster X Tour, Hawaii Supercross