Late September 2023

Project Update

Market Sounding was a critical step for the NASED Project. The findings highlighted in the Market Sounding Report provide valuable insight which will aid in the overall success of the new procurement planned for later this year. The report found that there is market interest in the project; however, there are also concerns regarding NASED’s financial feasibility. A range of other issues and areas of focus or concern were identified, covering matters such as default and termination, operator teaming, site diligence, contractual structure, subsidies, city and legislative risk, State roles, and stadium siting.

The NASED team has been working on developing an updated financial analysis for NASED, as well as further developing its approach to these issues and the request for proposal documentation.

On a different note, watch out for some of the NASED team members at the PBX23, a trade show for Hawaii’s building and design industries. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, we will be presenting on some key features of the project, including on the approach to partnering with the community. Click here to view the PBX23 Schedule of Events.

In the News

Market Sounding Process Completed

Chris Kinimaka, Public Works Administrator with the State Department of Accounting and General Services and a member of the NASED planning team, conducted interviews with news media to discuss the details of the Market Sounding Report. Follow this link for Chris’ interview with KITV-4 on September 10, 2023.


Q: How will the community be involved throughout the procurement process? 

A: The community is a key factor to the success of NASED. Here are several ways the NASED project team plans to keep the community involved throughout the procurement process: 

- Regular updates. Provide regular updates on the progress of the procurement process and any updates to NASED through community meetings and events, monthly newsletters, and the NASED website.

- During procurement. During the procurement process, the State will hold a community engagement conference with the shortlisted offerors to ensure they have deep understanding and appreciation of the community’s aspirations, desires, and concerns for NASED.


- After procurement. The NASED developer will be required to establish and maintain a robust and genuine community engagement program throughout the life of NASED, including during the planning and design process, construction activities, and during operations. 

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What's Going on at Aloha Stadium

Swap Meet & Marketplace

Vendor Spotlight

At the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace, you can find discounts on a wide selection of high-quality products from clothing, accessories, Hawaiian souvenirs, and pre-packaged ethnic foods to fine jewelry and vintage antiques. Beautifully handcrafted products and exclusive art pieces are made and sold by the artists themselves. Rediscover what the Swap Meet has to offer as we spotlight one vendor video each month. You can also follow us on Instagram @alohastadiumhi for more vendor videos.

This month we’re highlighting one of our long-time vendors, Oahu Gear Company. They sell everything from hats and sunglasses to custom name bands. Be on the lookout for their new hats that are coming soon! Come by and check them out every Wednesday (Section 6D and Section 11D), Saturday (Section 13D), and Sunday (Section 11D). You can also follow them @oahugear on Instagram.

Swap Meet & Marketplace Hours

Wednesday & Saturday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission Rate

All parking gates are CASH ONLY

$2.00 general admission for 12 years and older

$1.00 admission for Kamaʻāina and Active Military w/ valid ID

Free admission for 11 years and under

Upcoming Events

Blood Bank of Hawaii Blood Drive | October 22

Interested in donating blood? Scan the QR code below to schedule an appointment.

Dead End ~ Andras: A Haunted Drive-Through Experience

Oct 6 - 29

Presented by Habilitat Hawaii

Get ready to experience yet another shrieking and horrifying experience coming to Aloha Stadium in October. Last year’s haunted drive-through, “Dead End: The Aftermath”, was a sold-out event and Habilitat is coming back bigger, better, and scarier with all new scenes and creatures to make you scream! Featuring 6 terrifying interactive scenes and an outdoor drive-through horror like nothing seen before. Feel your nerves rise as chilling monsters, deranged doctors, and killer clowns surround your car. You think you’re safe behind closed doors? Well, think again.


The haunted drive-through will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting Friday, Oct. 6 until Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are now available at

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