The field at Aloha Stadium is now officially “Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium.”
The credit union is the new naming rights holder for the field replacing Hawaiian Airlines, which did not renew a five-year agreement that expired in December.
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union will pay $275,000 per year over the life of the three-year agreement, the Aloha Stadium Authority said at its meeting today.
Its name will be painted on the new $1.2 million artificial turf in time for the Sept. 10 University of Hawaii season opener against Tennessee Martin.
The airline had paid $2.5 million over the course of its 2011-‘15 deal.
“I know it is far from what we would actually like to see and what was done in the past, but we’re just grateful that Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union was willing to step to the plate and negotiate a naming rights agreement for the field,” stadium manager Scott Chan told the authority.
Officials have cited declining attendance at UH games as a factor in the drop.