Updated at 2:44 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2007
Aloha Stadium issues traffic, parking, security advisory
Advertiser StaffTraffic, parking and security initiatives will remain in effect for Saturday night's University of Hawai'i football game against Washington, Aloha Stadium Manager Scott Chan announced today.
"Last week's plan went very well because we had so much cooperation from the Honolulu Police Department, the Department of Transportation with the traffic signals, the sheriffs, (UH athletic director) Herman Frazier, and our Aloha Stadium staff did a tremendous job," Chan said in a press release.
"Although kickoff is a half-hour later than normal, we are keeping the parking and turnstile gate openings the same as usual for a 6:05 p.m. start.
"However, we do have the option to open the parking gates a little early based on the traffic build up, which is what we did last week. If the traffic builds up to a level that poses a threat on the roads, we will open in order to prevent accidents and help get the vehicles off the roads."
The Lower Halawa Parking Lot gates (gates 3 and 4) will open at 1:30 p.m. All other gates will open at 2:30 p.m., including alternate parking sites. Aloha Stadium turnstiles will open at 3 p.m.
"We had a few incidences with unruly guests last Friday, but nothing out of the ordinary," Chan said. "I think it was a great effort all the way around. For the most part, everyone was very cooperative and showed their support with responsible behavior and a positive spirit. Hopefully, we can have the same type of success as we had last week and celebrate the seniors who will be playing in their final regular season home game Saturday night."
The initiatives were put in place at last Friday's game against Boise State.
TRAFFIC & PARKING INITIATIVES
Additional security personnel will be in place to monitor inappropriate behavior. Anyone caught throwing objects or acting inappropriately will be asked to leave the premises and dealt with accordingly.
Guests are encouraged to tune in to 1420 AM for traffic updates as they approach the stadium. Aloha Stadium Traffic Supervisor Engel Garcia will be calling in to report on traffic conditions to help direct vehicles to alternate parking sites after parking gates close to the public.
The far right lane on Salt Lake Boulevard will be identified for vehicles with PARKING PASSES ONLY after the parking gates close to the public. Vehicles without parking passes will be directed to the left and center lanes on Salt Lake Boulevard to help keep traffic moving.
Vehicles traveling East on Kamehameha Highway will be allowed to make a U-Turn before the Essex Road intersection at the discretion of the HPD officer on site.
LOWER HALAWA PARKING GATES 3 & 4
Opens at 1:30 p.m.
ALL OTHER PARKING GATES
Open at 2:30 a.m.
ALTERNATE PARKING SITES
All open at 2:30 a.m
Kam Drive-In Parking is $5 per vehicle with free shuttle service and free admission to the Aloha tailgate area.
Leeward Community College Parking is free. Cost is $2 for shuttle service with free admission to the Aloha tailgate area.
Radford High School Parking is $5. No shuttle service available. Free admission to the Aloha tailgate area.
Ford Island Parking is $5 per vehicle with free shuttle service and free admission to the Aloha tailgate area.
Note: Security is present at all alternate parking sites. Shuttle service begins at 3:30 p.m. and up to one hour after the game ends.
Increased security personnel will be on hand to monitor and control irresponsible behavior.
Guests may also call the anonymous hotline to report any type of illegal activity or irresponsible behavior at (808) 483-2807.
A zero-tolerance policy will be in effect for irresponsible behavior.
Guests will not be able to loiter in the parking lots after kickoff. Security personnel will sweep the parking lot after kickoff to prevent issues from arising in the parking lot during the game.