Redevelopment around Aloha Stadium could start next year

HONOLULU (AP) — Redevelopment of state land surrounding Aloha Stadium could start late next year or early 2023, though there is still no timetable for replacing the rusting 46-year-old amphitheater.

The state Department of Accounting and General Services, which is leading the procurement efforts, published an online request for bidders to submit their qualifications and a preliminary master plan for the public-private project.

A consultant to state agencies on the redevelopment said it expects a contract with a winning bidder to be signed by September with construction possibly starting soon after that.

“So we could be looking at real estate development occurring on site towards the end of 2022, perhaps early 2023,” said David Harris, a WT Partnership project director for the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District. “But ultimately, that will be confirmed through the procurement process.”