The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warrior football team will “Battle for the West” on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Aloha Stadium. UH (7-4, 4-3 Mountain West Conference) takes on San Diego State (8-2, 5-2 MWC) for the conference’s west division title.
The winner of Saturday’s matchup would advance to the conference’s championship game. If the ‘Bows win, both teams would have a 5-3 in conference play. Nevada could also finish at 5-3, however, the ‘Bows would own the tie-breaker over both teams (Nevada and SDSU).
UH has not appeared in the Mountain West Conference championship game since joining the league in 2012. SDSU appeared and won the championship in 2015 and 2016.
Free Shuttle Rides for UH Mānoa Students
The university is offering free bus transportation to students with a valid UH Mānoa student ID.
Buses depart at 3:30 p.m. from Lower Campus on Kalele Road near the football and soccer practice fields. Buses return to campus after each bus is filled up after the game. Drop-off is near Frear Hall by the intersection of Dole Street and East-West Road.
Students must show a valid UH Mānoa student ID card to board the bus from campus to Aloha Stadium, and back. A valid student ID card is also needed to enter Aloha Stadium and to sit in the student section. Enter the stadium through Gate 1.
If you have a car, free parking will be available to the first 150 vehicles that have at least 2 UH students. Enter the stadium parking lot through Gate 4 on Salt Lake Boulevard, across from the McDonalds.
Parking & Turnstile Information
Public parking for Upper and Lower Halawa Parking Lots will have access through Parking Gates 3 (Halawa) & 4 (Lower Salt Lake), opening at 1:00 p.m.
All other lots (UH Reserved, Parking Gate 1/Main Salt Lake, Parking Gate 2/North Kamehameha) will open at 2:00 p.m.
Parking rates are $8 per car, $31 per bus/limousine. Cash only
Stadium turnstile Gates 1-8 will open to the public starting at 4:30 p.m.
Entrance through Parking Gate 1 (Main Salt Lake) – ADA, Bus Lot and Sections 1-7 only (PASSES ONLY); Use Kamehameha Highway or Salt Lake Blvd. AVOID Kahuapanni St.
Entrance through Parking Gate 2 (North Kamehameha) – Parking Sections 8-14 only (PASSES ONLY); Use Kamehameha Highway. AVOID Kahuapaani St.
PUBLIC PARKING Entrance through Parking Gate 3 (Halawa) – Upper and Lower Halawa parking lots only (PUBLIC PARKING); Use Kahuapaani St. only.
PUBLIC PARKING Entrance through Parking Gate 4 (Lower Salt Lake) – Upper and Lower Halawa parking lots only (PUBLIC PARKING); Use Kahuapaani St. only.
Entrance through Business Access Gate – Upper Halawa Reserved (PASSES ONLY); Use Salt Lake Blvd. or Kahuapaani St.
ADA Parking: Please use the Main Salt Lake Stadium Entrance. Limited stalls available at parking sections 2AB, 3AB, 6A, 9A, and 13A, Upper Halawa Lot.
Electric Vehicle Parking: Limited free parking available on a first come first serve basis.
***Note that the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) will be assisting with traffic flow on surface streets around the stadium. Additionally, HPD may do intermittent exit closures at the Aiea cut-off and the Halawa/Stadium exits on H-1 Eastbound if the freeway begins to back-up. If you encounter a closed exit, please proceed to the next available exit, and if necessary, do a U-turn and make your way back to the stadium.
Traffic updates will be available on ESPN 1420 AM, Facebook at AlohaStadiumHawaii and on Twitter @AlohaStadiumHI
There will be no public parking available on the inner circle, except for the limited amount of ADA stalls. The ADA stalls will be open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking attendants will be asking for ADA placards and ADA issued identification cards. Guests who are unable to produce the placard and the ID card to match a person inside the vehicle will not be allowed to park in the ADA areas.
Alternate Parking Lots
Alternate parking is available at the following locations. Please note opening and closing times:
Aiea Elementary School (3:00 p.m. – 45 min. after game): Parking starts at $30 per car. No tailgating or consumption of alcoholic beverages allowed on campus.
Stadium Marketplace (1:00 p.m. – 1 hour after game): Parking is $8. No shuttle service. No tailgating allowed.
Leeward Community College (3:30 p.m. – 1 hour after game): Parking is FREE. Cost is $2 per person (roundtrip) for shuttle service (1:00 p.m. – 1 hour after the game). No tailgating allowed.
Radford High School (2:30 p.m. – 1 hour after game): Parking is $5. No shuttle service. Tailgating is allowed.
Note: Security is present at all alternate parking sites.
Ride Share & Drop Off
DROP OFF LOCATION
A convenient drop-off zone is available all ride share, taxi, and private vehicles.. Vehicles enter through Kalaloa Gate (at junction on Kalaloa St & Salt Lake Blvd) and exit stadium parking lot onto Salt Lake Blvd through the exit gate. Do not drop off or pick up on Salt Lake Blvd. No entrance fee is required at drop off zone.
PICK UP LOCATION
Patrons are encouraged to use the pedestrian cross walk and have drivers pick up before Kalaloa Street. Drivers use Salt Lake Blvd south bound lanes across the stadium. Do not use north bound traffic lanes to pick up. Cars will be exiting out of Main Salt Lake Blvd Gate 1.
In an effort to enhance public safety and facilitate a faster entry through the turnstile gates, Aloha Stadium has modified its security policy by limiting the number and size of bags allowed in the stadium. Each person shall be allowed:
One bag that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" in size.
In addition, each person will be allowed to hand-carry a blanket, poncho or jacket and a seat cushion. Strollers are allowed, however they must be collapsible and fit underneath the seat and stored safely without obstructing the aisle-ways for other guests.