Parking, traffic and Aloha Stadium info ahead of Bruno Mars concerts
The first of three shows kicks off Thursday night at 7 p.m.
After months of anticipation, Bruno Mars is back home in Hawai'i and he's taking over Aloha Stadium.
The first of three shows kicks off Thursday night at 7 p.m. 36,000 people are expected to travel to and from aloha stadium from across the island Thursday night.
The stadium only has 6,000 parking stalls. That means most concert goers will have to get dropped off, take cabs, ride-share or find alternate parking.
Cabs or ride-share takers will have to get dropped off on Kaimakani street near Aiea elementary and use the pedestrian bridge to cross over to aloha stadium. For drivers, the stadium has designated 10 nearby schools as alternate parking sites, most of which will offer a shuttle service. Stadium officials says Mars' three night sellout is making history selling out more shows at the stadium than Michael Jackson did in 1996.
Deputy Stadium Manager Ryan Andrews said Bruno's Homecoming is expected to be "bigger than Michael Jackson and pro bowl... This is a all hands on deck production probably in terms of security in ushers and parking we probably have more on this then any other event we've done."
Expect heavy traffic and a lot of delays even if you're not going to the concert.