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Where can I watch American sports in Hawaii?

Where Can I Watch American Sports in Hawaii?

There are no major league sport teams in Hawaii instead college sports are the biggest Hawaii sports played and have a massive following in the islands.

University of Hawaii Sports

Hawaii’s “home team” is the University of Hawaii (UH) and the most popular sports played are Football (Gridiron), Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Baseball and Soccer.

The men’s teams are known as “Rainbow Warriors” and the women’s teams are called “Rainbow Wahine” (wahine means woman in Hawaiian). They are also nicknamed “The Bows” and you’ll hear “Let’s Go Bows!” chanted during the games.

How do I purchase sports game tickets?

The easiest way to check University of Hawaii sports game schedules, and purchase tickets, is on the official University of Hawaii Athletics website hawaiiathletics.com. The tickets section will re-direct to the ETicketsHawaii platform where you can secure your seats eticketshawaii.com. Alternatively, you can phone or visit a ticket outlet.

Where are the sports played?

Some sports are played on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Baseball) and others are held at different venues around the island (Football and Soccer).

Home of UH Football
Aloha Stadium
30-mins drive from Waikiki

Home of UH Volleyball and UH Basketball
Stan Sheriff Center
15-mins drive from Waikiki

Home of UH Softball
Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
15-mins drive from Waikiki

Home of UH Baseball
Les Murakami Stadium
15-mins drive from Waikiki

Home of UH Soccer
Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
45-mins drive from Waikiki


  • One of the best sports to watch live in Hawaii is the University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball. The team continuously ranks in the U.S. Top 10 and has one of the largest fan bases of any volleyball team in America. Games are played at Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Moana. It’s an indoor stadium that serves beers (it is rare for college sports arenas to serve alcohol) and local foods including saimin noodles and teriyaki chicken, as well as the usual hot dogs and nachos. It’s a true American sports experience in Hawaii, the games draw large, enthusiastic crowds and incorporate fun halftime shows with giveaways. Tickets are affordable and range from US$15.00-40.00 each. 
  • If you can’t make it to a University of Hawaii sports games in-person head to your closest Hawaii sports bar, they’ll have it playing on the big screen!
  • Self-drive, taxis, Uber or Lyft are easy transportation options to get to and from the games.


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Last Updated On May 23, 2019
    Events on 1 January 1970