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War Memorial Stadium turf installation delayed again

April 21, 2014 - Robert Collias
For the second time, the artificial turf scheduled to go into War Memorial Stadium has been delayed, this time until after the MIL and Pop Warner football seasons are over in November.

Here is the start of Managing Editor Lee Imada's story that ran Sunday:

The installation of artificial turf at War Memorial Stadium, the island's largest sporting venue, will be delayed again, this time until the end of the Maui Interscholastic League football season and the Pop Warner Turkey Bowl at Thanksgiving.

Work is expected to begin in December on the facility that once hosted the Hula Bowl and the Dalai Lama, said Brianne Savage, county Department of Parks and Recreation deputy director. The project should be completed by March, in time for the MIL track season.

During the conversion from grass to turf, the stadium field and possibly the surrounding areas used by the public for walking and jogging will be blocked off. Closure of the nonfield areas will be dependent on the requirements of the work, Savage said in an email last week.

Click here for the rest of the story.

For those interested in following the chronology of the saga, here is my story from December that said work was supposed to be done this summer and be completed in time for the 2014 football season.

And here is sports editor Brad Sherman's story breaking the news of the plan, from October.


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