Honolulu forming P3 for $800M arena complex redevelopment

Hawaii – The city and county of Honolulu are planning to create a public-private partnership (P3) to redevelop the Neal S. Blaisdell Center arena complex for an estimated $800 million.
Neal S. Blaisdell Center

Officials with the consolidated city-county’s Department of Enterprise Services said they will issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) in July and a request for proposals (RFP) in December. The current master plan outlines the city’s and county’s shared vision to renovate the arena and concert hall, build a new exhibition hall and parking structures, and create new public and commercial spaces on the site.

Most of the facilities on the 22.4-acre Blaisdell Center complex have been in operation since 1964. They include an 8,800-seat multi-purpose arena, exhibition hall, galleria, concert hall, meeting rooms and parking structure.