The former home of the Pro Bowl can be made for good.
According to Christian Shimabuku of KHOU2 in Honolulu, Aloha Stadium was considered unsafe to hold crowds of any size and faces potential convictions.
The Aloha Stadium authority issued a statement on Thursday saying it was temporarily suspending operations amid COVID-19 security restrictions and budget problems.
“The Aloha Stadium Authority announced today its decision to reduce operations and put a moratorium on new events at the Stadium. These changes are being adopted in response to the COVID-19 security restrictions that have severely limited revenue-generating opportunities, ”the statement said.
The statement did not address reported concerns about the safety of the stadium in general. A new Aloha Stadium is in the works as a replacement for the site of the damage, but is not expected to open until the fall of 2023.
The stadium served as the annual host of the Pro Bowl from 1980-2009. It will organize the event again from 2011-14 and for the last time in 2016, Orlando becoming the current destination of the event.
Last year, it hosted a pre-season game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams. The game ran out instantly, with the Rams coming out of a Super Bowl appearance and drawing Cowboys in general.