Governor Lingle releases $1,225,000 for Cooke Field improvements at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lenny Klompus, (808) 586-7708
Senior Advisor — Communications
Russell Pang, (808) 586-0043
Chief of Media Relations
Posted: Aug 11, 2008

HONOLULU — Governor Linda Lingle has released $1,225,000 for the installation of a new artificial playing surface for Cooke Field at University of Hawaiʻi (UH) at Mānoa. The previous turf was removed due to extensive deterioration. As a result, the current surface is unfit for UH football practices, track and field, UH marching band, intramural sports, ROTC practices and other activities. "I‘m pleased that the project to improve Cooke Field is moving forward," said Governor Lingle. "This will give teams a proper field on which to practice and contribute to the overall upgrade of facilities used by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s athletic program." Construction is scheduled to begin this month and be completed in November 2008. For more information, contact:

Lenny Klompus
Senior Advisor — Communications
Phone: (808) 586-7708

Russell Pang
Chief of Media Relations
Phone: (808) 586-0043

Brian Minaai
Associate VP — Capital Improvements, UH
Phone: (808) 956-7935