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Open Tryouts—Recapped

March 2, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

Hawaiian Islanders Head Coach Cal Lee and his coaching staff evaluated 29 players Sunday, February 22 in the first open tryout of the 2004 season at St. Louis High School.

The players went through testing in hopes of making the 35-man arenafootball2 league training camp list. Of the 29 new faces, 12 were invited to go to the next round—an invitational tryout dated for March.

“We saw some pretty good talent here today,” said Lee. “We are going to study the numbers and make some decisions real soon.”

Although the roster of hopefuls hailed mainly from Oahu, there were others who flew in for the tryout. Of the 29, players came from Kauai, California and Maryland.

“There was interest from all over the place,” Lee said. “It was nice to meet these guys who were very serious in becoming a part of our team.”

The players who make the cut will be invited for an invitational tryout in March.

2004 ISLANDERS’ TRAINING CAMP The Hawaiian Islanders coaching staff and team are anxiously waiting the opening of training camp on Thursday, March 11 at Aloha Stadium, the Islanders official practice facility.

Twelve new faces who made it past the intense open tryout testing will join Islanders returnees in the camp. Of the 35 entering camp, Lee and staff have the difficult task of cutting the team to 21 players by the start of the season.

The Islanders play the first two games of the 2004 season on the road beginning, Saturday, March 27 against the Central Valley Coyotes. The West Division champions will return to the Neal Blaisdell Arena Saturday, April 17 against the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings. Kick off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with pre-game festivities beginning at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Hawaiian Islanders website at or call (808) 53-ARENA.

2004 TICKET PRICES & PACKAGES Get your tickets to the hottest game in town! The 2003 West Division Champions are in the hunt for another division title and a playoff run. Get in on the action! Lower bowl seats are limited.

Islanders Business Club Level $200
Lower Bowl-Reserved $140
Upper Bowl Sideline-Reserved $80
Upper Bowl End Zone-General Admission $65
Youth (17 & Under) $40
Handicap $65

INDIVIDUAL GAME PRICING: (Available from Apr. 12)
Islanders Business Club Level $35
Lower Bowl-Reserved $25
Upper Bowl Sideline-Reserved $15
Upper Bowl End Zone-General Admission $10
Youth (17 & Under) $7
Handicap $10

Military Discounts:

Members of the U.S. armed forces can purchase their Hawaiian Islanders season tickets at 33 percent off the regular price at all military Information, Tickets & Tours (I.T.T) outlets. For more information contact your local I.T.T. ticket office or call the Hawaiian Islanders front office.

ITT Outlets:
(808) 473-0792
(808) 422-2757

Hawaiian Islanders Ticket Information:
(808) 53-ARENA

Upper Bowl Sideline-Reserved $65
Upper Bowl End Zone-General Admission $40
Youth (17 & Under) $40
Handicap $40

Group Sales Program:

Do you need a way to reward your employees? The Hawaiian Islanders Group Sales Program is the perfect means to let your employees alleviate stress and boost morale.

For only $200, your group will receive:
* 10 upper bowl end zone tickets
* 10 coupons for a free Hawaiian Islanders T-shirt
* 10 coupons for a free hotdog and drink

Group leaders get extra benefits:
* Free parking
* Islanders Club decal
* Autographed team photo
* Two complimentary tickets for a future home game

Each additional group member is only $20 and the more you have in your group, the more the group leader benefits! So get your group IN THE GAME!

The group sales program is also great for birthday parties, family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties or a sports team outing.

For more information, call (808) 53-ARENA.

Islanders Business Club:

The Islanders Business Club serves as a network for business leaders to promote business-to-business and cross-promotional opportunities with Hawaiian Islanders corporate partners and other IBC members.

IBC members have exclusive access to the game-day networking events, which showcases cuisines from local restaurants, live entertainment and a pre-game radio show.

Charter Member Benefits include:
4—Reserved Sideline Season Tickets located in the Upper Bowl ($320 value)
1—VIP Parking Pass for all 2004 Home Games ($80 value)
4—VIP Access passes to the Islanders Business Club Game Day Networking Events and Pre-Game Radio Show
2—Complimentary Golf Certificates to Coral Creek Golf Course ($250 value)
1—Business Profile in an issue of Islanders Illustrated (Official game-day magazine of the Hawaiian Islanders. Circulation 3000. Printed and distributed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin ($250)
2—Invitations to the Islanders Business Club Luncheon (featuring special guest keynote speakers)
1—Islanders Business Club Directory
1—2004 Islanders Business Club Charter Member vehicle decal (imprinted with your membership number)
1—Limited edition 2004 Islanders mini helmet

For more information, contact the Hawaiian Islanders Sales & Marketing department at (808) 53-ARENA

ISLANDERS STORE The Hawaiian Islanders announced the first of a new line of merchandise for fans in preparation for the 2004 season.

Fans can now wear what the players dress each game. Authentic Hawaiian Islanders black and traveling red uniforms were released mid February and already quantities are nearly gone. Following the set of products, a line of youth clothing along with t-shirts, polo shirts and novelties will also go on sale. To go to the Islanders store, visit


For a limited time, save 25% on all 2003 season merchandise including the 2003 Fan, Western Division Championships and Arena Cup Playoffs t-shirts. To view the complete line of Hawaiian Islanders products, log on to

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