- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - A newly released reports says Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium is a liability and potentially dangerous to public health and safety.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/2oM178c) a structural review of the 43-year-old building was submitted to the Aloha Stadium Authority by a consultant who is recommending a new stadium be built as part of a redevelopment plan.

According to the report, inspections at the 50,000-seat facility have identified pieces of building that have fallen into public areas.

The stadium opened in 1975 with a $37 million tag. Since 1990, nearly $88 million has been spent on construction.

The report says the state faces $420 million in health and safety repairs, disability improvements and bringing the stadium to current code requirements.

Consultants say it would be cheaper to open up a new, smaller facility for about $325 million.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, https://www.staradvertiser.com

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