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NASED Selects Three Finalists for Design and Build of New Stadium

By 10 December 2020January 31st, 2022No Comments

Three highly qualified developer-led teams have been priority-listed by the state of Hawaii following a thorough review of responses the state received to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued this past March for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED).

This RFQ includes the new Aloha Stadium complemented by a mix of developments that will connect the stadium to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) station.

The three developer-led teams include a mix of international expertise, national sports design and construction experience, and outstanding local industry talent.

The teams are:

  1. Aloha Stadium District Partners
  2. Aloha Stadium Hui Hilina‘i
  3. Waiola Development Partners

“We are very fortunate to have been able to select three highly qualified potential partners who are as committed and passionate about moving the NASED forward as we are, particularly at this time when Hawaii needs to spur our economic recovery and sustainability,” said
Chris Kinimaka, public works administrator for the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS).

Crawford Architects is a P3 Advisor to the state and is working on behalf of the state to create the master plan and the environmental impact statement for the project. The public-private partnership (P3) team also includes WT Partnership and other partners.

The NASED project includes a New Aloha Stadium in addition to a mixed-use entertainment district on the 98-acre site. The 45-year-old stadium will be demolished and replaced with a state-of-the-art 35,000-seat facility suitable for additional sports and entertainment uses beyond football. The project continues to move forward despite challenges created by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

To read the full release from NASED, click here.