Music - How Long by Ace
Photographed in 2008 using digital.
Honolulu Stadium - Opened in 1926 and demolished in 1976, site is now a public park.
Location - Honolulu Stadium - S. King St. and Isenberg St. Honolulu, Hawaii
The primary sports venue for Hawaii was an aging wooden facility in Honolulu. Located at the corner of King and Isenberg streets, Honolulu stadium was opened in 1926. For the next 50 years, baseball, football, soccer, concerts and just about anything else were held here. It was the home of the University of Hawaii Warriors football team, the Hawaiians of the World Football League and the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League. It hosted Islanders baseball beginning in 1961 thru the 1975 season. The stadium also hosted the "legendary" poi bowl and pineapple bowl games. Even the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, played here in 1957.
The stadium was small in size, with a capacity of only 25,000. It was also mainly built of wood, thus the nickname "termite palace." It was outdated and finally replaced in 1975. The old stadium was demolished in 1976, and a public park was built on the site. Today, kids run and play at old stadium park, unaware of what once stood there.