POSTED: 8:16 p.m. HST, Mar 15, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 8:43 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2013
Hawaii County has finished renovating and expanding Edith Kanakaole stadium.
Officials held a blessing ceremony Friday for the facility, home to the Merrie Monarch Festival.
The stadium has a new 4,200-square-foot building featuring six dressing/meeting rooms and tiled restrooms.
Merrie Monarch performances at the stadium begin on April 3.
The $3.4 million project was completed in about three months.
The stadium now has a new color scheme, native landscaping, new fencing, covered side entrances, an expanded lobby, larger concession area, upgraded electrical system to support enhanced lighting and sound systems and a larger vehicle entrance.