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March 19, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

Season ticket sales have been strong with the entire lower bowl of the Blaisdell Arena sold out for the season, as well as all 21 of the corporate suites in the lodge area of the arena. General Admission season tickets are still available in the upper bowl for $65 (8 total games).

The operations team has dreamed up some amazing promotions and activities to get you IN the game, including our Family Zone which is outfitted with a 30' x 20' inflatable replica of the arena football field..perfect for the kids (of all ages) during pre-game and half-time. Pizza Hut will be giving away ThundeStix to the first 1500 people through the gates...so get there early for all of the fun.

If you've already got your tickets...then tell two more people to get theirs...we'll see you at the game...getting IN the Game...

Aloha,
Chris Dey
General Manager

**PREVIOUS ISLANDERS EVENTS: Where the Islanders have been

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP

* Training Camp Opens as Players Compete for Final 21 Spots One thing is certain after the first week of the Hawaiian Islanders training camp. The anticipation and expectations are extremely high.

“The players came into camp in great shape,” said Islander Head Coach Cal Lee. “I’m glad our players are committed to compete at this level.” Of the 35 players in camp, 16 are newcomers and according to Lee, they are pushing the veterans for starting positions.

“We’ve got very enthusiastic guys (newcomers) out there and they are doing a great job,” Lee said. “Now we’ll see how they perform with helmets and pads on.”

Among the newcomers that will compete for positions include former UH football star Eddie Klaneski who played for the af2’s Fresno Frenzy last season.

Former UH lineman Matt Elam, who was rated the strongest player for the Rainbows during the 1999 season. Wide receiver Channon Harris who caught 177 passes for the University of Hawaii in from 1999-2001 and former University of Utah standout Roy Maafala, who is the older brother of NFL’s Chris Fuumatu-Maafala.

Among the returning Islanders back for season two include starters Darnell Arceneaux, Nian Taylor, Darrell Jones, Chris Paogofie and Kimo Naehu. “We’ve got a good group of veterans who can provide leadership in key areas,” Lee said.

Training camp continues with daily practices at 7 p.m. at St. Louis High School. The Islanders trimmed their roster from 35 to 30 last Friday and will be down to the final 21 players by Monday, March 24.

**ISLANDERS EVENTS AT A GLANCE: Upcoming Events (More to come)

March 24 (Mon.) Coaches Luncheon at Big Island Steakhouse
March 27 (Thurs.) Hawaiian Islanders Logo Unveiling Celebration
March 30 (Sun.) FIRST GAME vs. Green Bay Blizzard

COACHES LUNCHEON AT BIG ISLAND STEAKHOUSE

*Starting on Monday, March 24, and continuing every Monday until the end of the season, join the Hawaiian Islanders for a Coaches Luncheon at Big Island Steakhouse in the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Hawaiian Islanders coaches, players, and other guests will discuss the upcoming game and answer questions from the audience. Alema Harrington will MC the event. The luncheon will take place every Monday from 12:00 - 1:00. Islander fans are invited and encouraged to attend the weekly luncheon.

For reservations, please call the Big Island Steakhouse at 537-4446.

DATE: March 24 (Monday)
TIME: 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Big Island Steakhouse
CONTACT: For more information contact us at:
733 Bishop Street Suite #2500
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-532-7362
808-537-9165 (FAX)

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS LOGO UNVEILING CELEBRATION

* Please join the Hawaiian Islanders on Thursday, March 27 for a pre-season celebration on the Hawaiian Islanders Field at Blaisdell Arena that will include an unveiling of the new Hawaiian Islanders logo, designed by renowned sports logo designer Kurt Osaki. The celebration will begin at 5:30pm with a mini flag football tournament highlighting eight OYSL teams.

The program will begin at 6:45pm with opening remarks by Kimberly Wang and Chris Dey. Kurt Osaki will speak about his concept and vision for the new Hawaiian Islanders logo. The logo will then be unveiled and Hawaiian Islanders apparel will be displayed in a fashion show. Head Coach Cal Lee will introduce the players and share his thoughts on the upcoming season. Hawaiian Islanders fans will be invited to watch the Islander practice session.

There is no admission charge for this event.

DATE: March 27 (Thursday)
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hawaiian Islanders Field at Blaisdell Arena
CONTACT: For more information contact us at:
733 Bishop Street Suite #2500
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-532-7362
808-537-9165 (FAX)

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS’ FIRST GAME vs. Green Bay Blizzard

*The Hawaiian Islanders’ first game of the 2003 Arena Football season will be on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00pm. Make sure you’re there to experience the excitement of arena football!

DATE: March 30, 2003 (Sunday)
TIME: 6:00pm Kickoff
LOCATION: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
CONTACT: For more information contact us at:
733 Bishop Street Suite #2500
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-532-7362
808-537-9165 (FAX)

**2003 TICKET PRICES

*Time is going fast and so is your opportunity to purchase THE BEST SEATS in the house for Hawaiian Islanders Season Tickets! The season is just around the corner and the team is gearing up for an exciting season, so act quickly on the hottest tickets in town. Call 53-ARENA or visit us at www.hawaiianislanders.com and reserve your seats now!

SEASON TICKETS

Lower Arena Reserved Sideline Seating $80 – SPECIAL PRICE! (for a limited time)
General Admission Upper Arena Seating $65
Students/Junior (ages 17 & younger) $40
Suite Seating (individual) $120 – SOLD OUT
Full Suite (27 seats) $3,250 – SOLD OUT

SINGLE GAME TICKETS
Lower Arena Reserved Sideline Seating $15
General Admission Upper Arena Seating $10
Students/Junior (ages 17 & younger) $7
Suite Seating (individual) $22 – SOLD OUT

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