VNR: Public invited to UH football spring game and celebration

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marc Arakaki, (808) 228-3215
Content Producer, UH Communications
Posted: Apr 10, 2022

Link to video and sound (details below):

University of Hawaiʻi football fans are invited to join the “Braddahhood” and cheer on the Rainbow Warriors at the 2022 Island Day Football Spring Game at the Clarence T. C. Ching Athletics Complex on Saturday, April 16. New Head Coach Timmy Chang is thanking fans for their overwhelming support by making the last scrimmage of spring practice a community celebration. The FREE event at the athletics complex is open to the public and will include activities for kids, food trucks, beer gardens, vendors and live entertainment.

“It’s basically a party atmosphere. I want this place packed. I want this place rowdy and let’s come have fun with our football boys,” Chang said. “They’ve been working out all spring. They can’t wait to see you, come liven this place up.”

Gates open at 3:30 p.m., activities and vendors will be available, kickoff is at 6 p.m. followed by an autograph session with Coach Chang and the Rainbow Warriors. Please plan accordingly. Arrive early, anticipate busier than normal traffic and please be respectful of the surrounding neighborhoods. Parking is $5 for admission and will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the athletic parking complex and on upper campus.

Parking, rideshare, drop-off information

  • Main Parking Structure (Zone 20)—Game day parking will be available in the Zone 20 structure (entry at Dole St. or Waialae Ave. gates)
    • Parking can be purchased on event day (Sat., Apr. 16) at the parking booths located near the point of entry at Dole St. or Waialae Ave. gates
    • Parking may be pre-purchased online for $5 until Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6 p.m. Once logged in, select “Get Permits” then select “Zone 20 Football Parking Pass Saturday 4/16/22”
  • Alternate Parking (Upper Campus)—There are two entry gates into Upper Campus; Maile Way and East West Road. Parking may be purchased at the kiosks upon entry for $5 on game day. Please follow all parking guards and staff directions as they assist in directing fans to Upper Campus lots
  • Ride Share & Drop-Off—For those using ride-share options to campus, drop-off and pick-up is located on Lower Campus Road in front of the Center for Disability Studies (across from the Stan Sheriff Center) via the Dole St. or Waialae Ave. gates. Ride share is highly encouraged due to limited parking

Kiosks will be staffed from 12:30 p.m.

Map for parking as well as bathrooms that will be unlocked (PDF)

2022 Island Day Football Spring Game

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex

  • Concession stands & food trucks:
    • Sodexo food & beverage services
    • Various food trucks
  • Beer gardens available in the Ewa & Diamond Head ends of Ching Field
  • UH Bookstore & H-Zone Apparel—Located in the Ewa end zone behind the Manoa Maniacs student section bleachers
  • 5:15 p.m.—Rainbow Warrior football team warmups
  • 6–8 p.m.—Spring Football Game (Green vs. White)
  • 8:30 p.m.—FREE autograph session on Ching Field

Local vendors (Located in front of the Athletics Department between Murakami Stadium and Ching Athletics Complex

  • Hours of operation: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Things To Know Before Attending

  • Tailgating is NOT permitted
  • Clear Bag Policy—The University of Hawaiʻi has adopted a Clear Bag Policy in order to improve public safety within our facilities. Attendees may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12 in. x 6 in. x 12 in. and are limited to one clear bag per person
  • Prohibited Items
    • All bags (except clear plastic bags that do not exceed 12 in. x 6 in. x 12 in.)
    • Weapons
    • Noise Makers
    • Illegal Drugs
    • Reusable Bottles (i.e. Hydro Flask, Takeya, Yeti, Thermos, etc)
    • Umbrellas
    • Coolers
    • Fireworks
    • Alcohol
    • Pets (except service animals)
    • Helium Balloons
    • Outside Food and Beverages
    • Tripod and Monopod extended to the floor
    • Laser Lights
    • Tobacco Products
    • Seat Backs
    • Strollers
    • Any Equipment to Cook Food on Campus (hot pot, hibachi, grill, etc.)
  • Outside food & beverage is NOT allowed.
  • COVID19 vaccination or negative test is NOT required
  • Masks and face coverings are optional


VIDEO BROLL: (1 minute, 30 seconds)

0:00-0:42 - Coach Timmy Chang and the football team

0:42-1:31 - UH Football team practice



Timmy Chang, UH Football Head Coach (20 seconds)

“We’ve have a fun full day. At Les Murakami, we have entertainment. We got keiki zone. We’ve got food vendors. We’ve got food trucks. People will be selling stuff. It’s basically a party atmosphere so come on down. Come celebrate with these boys. They’ve been working hard all spring. I wanna show you what they can do so let’s have some fun out here. Let’s get it packed. Let’s get it rowdy and let’s have a good time.”