- Associated Press - Sunday, December 27, 2015

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The Honaunau Rodeo Arena is getting expanded seating and a 2,260-square-foot community pavilion before the end of 2016.

West Hawaii Today reports (https://bit.ly/1mkSAXb) Hawaii County released an assessment that says construction will not have a significant environmental impact, and that there is a clear need for the venue in an area with few County recreational facilities.

Permits are still needed before construction can start.

Improvements expected to cost between $3 million and $5 million include seating for 500 people, an 800-square-foot comfort station to replace the old facility, as well as expanded parking.

The pavilion will have a concession stand that the public can use as well.



The Kona Roping Club holds one annual event at the rodeo that brings in about 700 people.

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Information from: West Hawaii Today, https://www.westhawaiitoday.com

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