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University, Aloha Stadium study future upgrades

May 8, 2014 - 5:43am

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii and Aloha Stadium Authority are separately studying the prospects of future stadium developments in hopes of figuring out how to upgrade where the largest events in the state are held.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that both groups are expecting results of their studies in about one month.

The university’s athletic director, Ben Jay, says he hopes to determine how much space would be needed for a 30,000-seat multipurpose stadium. The request is preliminary. Jay says the study will cost about $15,000, paid for with private funds.

The Hawaii attorney general’s office is spending $250,000 on an eight-phase study of Aloha Stadium. The plan would include talking with the university, tourism officials and others to determine the appropriate scope of a project.