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Aloha Stadium over the years

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Work begins on what the Halawa stadium in 1972. Here workmen (top) from Hunter Engineering Company relocate an aviation fuel pipeline crossing the site (bottom).
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Workers at Aloha Satdium in 1975.
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Workers at Aloha Satdium in 1973.
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Work continues on the new stadium in 1974. The price of the Halawa stadium has gone up more than $1 million from the original contract figure of $21.7 million, and no one seems to know when it will be finished. The cost increases is the result of 127 change orders authorized by the State. Many of these are minor - typical of any large construction project - but some are directly related to a dispute over the workability of the moveable stadium concept.
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Construction continues at Aloha Stadium in 1973.
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Aloha Stadium and the H-1 Freeway in 1977.
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Workmen at Aloha Stadium in 1982 replace a deck that had been damaged by extensive rust.
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Transporter units are being installed to move part of the stands at Aloha Stadium in 1975. The stands are designed to move when the configuration changes from football to baseball.
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Workers at Aloha Satdium in 1975.
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This pedestrian ramp, looking much like a huge version of a child's toy, is one of four such ramps that will make it easier for sports fans who will use the new stadium now under construction in Halawa in 1974. The ramps will lead to the upper concourse.
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The Rev. Abraham Akaka talked to and prayed with workers at the Halawa Stadium site in 1973.
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Workers at Aloha Satdium in 1975.
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Aerial photo of Aloha Stadium in 1985.
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Aloha Stadium in 1974.
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The crowd at Aloha Stadium was fascinated with the animated scoreboard in 1975.
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Performers on the field at Aloha Stadium in 1980.
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Aloha Stadium in 1982.
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Halftime at Aloha Stadium in 1978.
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Cecilio and Kapono were co-spotlighters in 1976 along with Kalapana at Aloha Stadium. The show drew more than 30,000 music lovers and turned over more than $300,000 to the promoters and concessionaires as hungry listeners washed down 20,000 hot dogs with 40,000 soft drinks and 10,000 beers.
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Aloha Stadium in 1978.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Hawaii Islanders lost their opening game to Vancouver and only some 5,000 fans showed up in 1978.
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The final out of a baseball game at Aloha Stadium in 1987.
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University of Hawaii Rainbow football player Mark Odom celebrates the teams victory over the Brigham Young University Cougars at Aloha Stadium in 1989.
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About 25,000 rock fans at Aloha Stadium in 1982.
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The Pro Bowl in 1980.
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Thousands of baseball fans enjoy the fireworks at Aloha Stadium after the Hawaii Islanders beat the Spokane Indians in 1981.
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Monster trucks were regular visitors to Aloha Stadium over the years.
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Honolulu businessman Chris Hemmeter treats his guests to breakfast at Aloha Stadium before the start of the University of Hawaii-Brigham Young University game in 1981. The John Norris jazz group performs.
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Coaches and referees try to break up a bench-clearing brawl in the final two minutes of the Prep Bowl, which Saint Louis won, in 1989.
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The end of the Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium turned ugly when a fight broke out between University of Hawaii and University of Houston players in 2003.
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Janet Jackson performs at Aloha Stadium.
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Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh, signs autographs for fans at the Pro Bowl Ohana Day Celebration at Aloha Stadium.
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The Rolling Stones perform at Aloha Stadium.
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Olin Kreutz signing autographs after Pro Bowl practice at Aloha Stadium in 2005.
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Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin, left, and Tulsa head coach Todd Graham greet each other at midfield after the 2010 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl between the Hawaii Warriors and the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes.
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St. Louis head coach Darnell Arceneaux is doused with sports drink after the 2010 HHSAA Division I Football Championship between the St. Louis Crusaders and the Waianae Seariders.
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Tom Brady, the quarterback who led the AFC New England Patriots to victory in the Super Bowl six days ago, looks for a receiver in the fourth quarter of the AFC's 38-30 win in the Pro Bowl game in 2002.
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Michael Jackson at Aloha Stadium.
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Whitney Houston at Aloha Stadium.
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Hawaii's Tim Chang looks to throw against Idaho in the third quarter at Aloha Stadium in 2004.
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Hawaii's Tim Chang talks with June Jones during a UH football game at Aloha Stadium.
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Gloria Estefan performs at Aloha Stadium in 1997.
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Akebono gets up after being knocked down by Hong Man Choi in K1 Super Fight 2 at K1 World Grand Prix at Aloha Stadium in 2005.
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BJ Penn, right goes after Renzo Gracie in the first round of Main Event at K1 World Grand Prix at Aloha Stadium in 2005.
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Mike Tyson with two lady friends swarmed by media ringside at K1 World Grand Prix at Aloha Stadium in 2005.
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Falaniko Vitale, left, takes on Jaime Jara in the Pro/Catch-Weight 190 lbs. main event in the X1 World Event MMA fights at Aloha Stadium in 2014.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

U2 performed to a crowd of 47,000 at Aloha Stadium in 2006.
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Courtesy Florent Dechard

Bruno Mars performs at Aloha Stadium in 2018.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Logan Snell, left, and Mycah Kincaid, both 13, of Kapolei, watch NFL players warm up prior to the 2006 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Aloha Stadium in 2002.

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