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- Updated: August 18, 2014
Fans of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team are likely not going to be happy about these new developments. Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay said on Monday “There’s a very real possibility of football going away,” according to a report from TheScore.com.
The university is currently facing a $2.1-million budget deficit this year. Hawaii has operated under a budget deficit for 11 of the past 13 years. Athletic director Ben Jay spoke to the university’s Board of Regents Monday afternoon and had some bad news about the state of the university’s football program.
Only 15,568 season tickets have been sold for this season as of the end of July. Aloha Stadium holds 50,000. Hawaii hasn’t had a winning season since 2010 and only has 4 wins total the last 2 seasons combined.
“We’re going to have to generate more revenue,” Jay said. “There’s no doubt about that. We’ve always had to do that. People want to support football and basketball and baseball and all of our other sports, so it’s going to come down to how are we going to get that support financially from out fan base and from all the folks who love UH athletics.” According to Jay, Hawaii faces “tough times ahead.”
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