New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District

“A World-Class Development”

The NASED Project aims to create an exciting and vibrant new Aloha Stadium and surrounding district. This ambitious endeavor involves designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining the new stadium while also demolishing the existing one and revitalizing that area of the site. The selection process for the developer will involve two stages: a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) followed by a Request for Proposals (RFP).

To make this project possible, the State of Hawai‘i will collaborated with Crawford Architects, AHL, and WT Partnership, to form a P3 | Design, Build, Finance, Maintain (DBFM) solution. This solution uses a new stadium as the catalyst to transform the entire district into a place for state-wide attractions and provide a thriving and diverse community. One of the key advantages of the P3 arrangement is that the chosen developer will be responsible for maintaining the facility and the surrounding district. This proactive approach ensures that the stadium and district will be well-maintained and free from the deferred maintenance issues experienced in the past. At the end of the stadium’s 30-year maintenance term, the stadium will be returned to the State in good working condition.

The new Aloha Stadium will have a reduced seating capacity of 25,000 to 30,000, compared to the 50,000 seats it previously had. It will be designed to accommodate various sports and entertainment events, such as football, soccer, rugby, and others played on a rectangular field. The multipurpose stadium will be designed to enhance the fan experience with a comprehensive array of amenities and support spaces to market new events, including various seating options, extensive concessions, and efficient facility circulation.

In addition to the new stadium, NASED will include delivery of a mixed-use, live-work-thrive entertainment district to complement the new Aloha Stadium. Development of the surrounding district is expected to occur over 20+ years and include residential market and housing options, hotels, office, retail, commercial, and entertainment uses in a manner that supports the NASED vision and objectives and will generate annual revenue to the State to help offset the cost of the new Aloha Stadium.

NASED by the numbers:

  • 98 acres
  • 25,000-30,000 seat stadium
  • 900,000 sq. ft. of 1st phase development
  • $350M State Direct Investment
  • 3 Year – Stadium Construction Period
  • $1,000m Economic Impact

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As a key part of the delivery team, Crawford Architects is providing the following services:

Site Selection, Site Due Diligence, Economic Feasibility, Programming, Programmatic Master Plan, Basis of Design, Technical Requirements & Design Guidelines, Programmatic EIS Development, P3 Procurement & Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement


DAGS & the State of Hawaii


Honolulu, HI


98 Acres


P3, Master Planning/ Concept Design, Brand Activation, Stadiums & Arenas, Hospitality, Mixed-Use, Retail & Entertainment, Convention, Hospitality, Residential, Commercial Office, Unbuilt/Design Studies

Architectural Partner: AHL