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At Halawa, new Aloha Stadium holds promise


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2014

~~<p>At some point, repairing and renovating an aging facility ceases being a strategy for using resources to their fullest and becomes the practice of throwing good money after bad. It seems that point has been reached with the Aloha Stadium, and the attention of state officials must turn toward demolishing the rusted structure and building a new one.</p>
<p>The precise configuration of the stadium, as well as its seating capacity, are questions that demand further community discussion, judging by the outcry at last week's meeting about two competing plans for a new stadium. But it seems plain that the timing is right for new stadium, not a rehabilitated veteran structure, and that the current site in Halawa still makes the most sense.</p>
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At some point, repairing and renovating an aging facility ceases being a strategy for using resources to their fullest and becomes the practice of throwing good money after bad. It seems that point has been reached with the Aloha Stadium, and the attention of state officials must turn toward demolishing the rusted structure and building a new one.

The precise configuration of the stadium, as well as its seating capacity, are questions that demand further community discussion, judging by the outcry at last week's meeting about two competing plans for a new stadium. But it seems plain that the timing is right for new stadium, not a rehabilitated veteran structure, and that the current site in Halawa still makes the most sense. Login for more...



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