Athletic funding bill amendments made; bill passes

The bleachers will replace the old ones at the Kalani (pictured) and Farrington gyms with money in House Bill 1259 SD1 CD1 that passed through the Legislature this week. Steven Erler / Special to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Roosevelt is still slated for its new gym and there will still be lots of funding for girls athletic locker rooms and softball fields after House and Senate amendments to House Bill 1259 SD1 CD1 on Tuesday.

The bill passed through the Legislature on the same day and will head to Gov. David Ige for his signature.

Some line items remained the same and others were changed, added or deleted.

>> Aiea girls locker room (with weight room for the school and various athletic improvements) $5.4 million
>> Baldwin girls locker room, $1.4 million
>> Campbell synthetic track and field, $6.29 million
>> Kaimuki softball field improvements, $80,000
>> Maui High girls locker room (and other school athletic facilities), $8 million
>> Roosevelt softball field improvements, $100,000
>> Kaiser locker room improvements, $990,000
>> Leilehua football field and stadium improvements, $5.3 million
>> Molokai baseball field, $300,000
>> Pearl City baseball and softball complex, $2.5 million
>> Roosevelt new gym, $19.475 million

>> Castle stadium light fixtures, $300,000
>> Farrington new gym bleachers $875,000
>> Kailua baseball complex improvements, $1.7 million
>> Kailua light poles, $700,000
>> Kalani new gym bleachers, $875,000
>> Kealakehe synthetic track and field, $3 million
>> King Kekaulike baseball and softball complex, $1.7M
>> Lahainaluna track and field replacement, $2 million
>> Moanalua stadium light poles, $2.1 million
>> Waianae synthetic track and field, $2.5 million
>> Waipahu girls locker room, $4.7 million

LINE ITEMS THAT CHANGED (new figures in bold; old figures in parentheses)
>> Kahuku athletic fields drainage improvements, $4.5 million ($3.1 million)
>> Kaimuki girls locker room, $400,000 $3 million
>> Kalani rubberized track and field with FieldTurf installation, $2.99 million ($2.5 million)
>> Konawaena softball field improvements, $1.13 million ($990,000)
>> Mililani girls locker room, $1.7 million ($650,000)
>> Mililani softball field improvements, $1.68 million ($1.5 million)
>> Radford girls locker room, $6.25 million ($6 million)
>> Waiakea girls locker room, $5 million ($1 million)
>> Waianae girls locker room, $3.92 million ($3.5 million)

>> Kahuku softball field, $3.1 million
>> Kauai High girls locker room, $3 million
>> Kauai High softball field, $2.8 million
>> Kihei High gymnasium, (part of a $25 million phase three of soon-to-be built school)
>> Leilehua softball field, $2.5 million
>> Waialua girls locker room, $1 million
>> Waialua girls softball field (construction and improvements) $2.5 million

Note: This article has been updated to reflect the bill has passed through the Legislature.


  1. ??? May 2, 2019 1:23 pm

    What ever happened to New field turf & track for Aiea HS? I heard they have the most capacity for fans because they have bleachers around the whole field.
    $3mil turf & track seems like a steal compared to wasting time and money watering and cutting real grass every day/week.

  2. ??? May 2, 2019 1:34 pm

    How does McKinley and Kalani get new turf & track when games are not even played there.
    Schools like Kailua, Kahuku, Aiea, Kapolei, Waianae should get it.

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