UH Football Team’s New Home Field Ready for Games
The new turf is part of a $11.8 million overhaul of UH Mānoa's Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex.
A Sports Turf Hawaii crew attaches the UH logo in one end zone of the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex’s football field in Mānoa. They’re prepping the turf for the Rainbow Warriors’ home opener on Sept. 4 against Portland State – the first time the UH football team will have played on the Mānoa campus after 104 seasons of competition.
The new turf is part of a $11.8 million overhaul of the Ching complex. Renovations include a new scoreboard, 6,500 extra seats (now 9,000 total), press boxes, concession stands and more. Plans are underway to seat 15,000 fans in the 2022 season. UH leapt into action at the close of 2020, when Aloha Stadium was shuttered for repairs. Six home games are scheduling in 2021, as well as the 19th annual Hawaiʻi Bowl on Christmas Eve.