International soccer stars from Japan, Canada and the USA are geared up and ready to clash in the 1st annual Pacific Rim Cup, held Thursday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. This marks the first time in six years that the Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and Major League Soccer (MLS) will compete in Hawaii. DOME Corporation, the exclusive partner of Under Armour in Japan, is the Title Sponsor of the Pacific Rim Cup.

Blue United Corporation is the host organization for the inaugural Pacific Rim Cup. Blue United President, Takehiko Nakamura states, “ We are pleased to announce the Pacific Rim Cup. Our hope is that this tournament will be an annual event that the local community can be proud of, and look forward to, with the vision to expand within the Pacific Rim region and showcase Hawaii as the destination to host international sporting events. "

The four teams competing include the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Columbus Crew SC from MLS and Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo from the J. League and Iwaki FC from TOHOKU Member of Society Soccer League. In May 2017, Hokkaido Prefecture and the State of Hawaii signed a sister-state relationship. Iwaki City is a sister city with the island of Kauai.

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Aloha and Welcome Pacific Rim Cup Participants

Aloha Stadium will be the site for all 4 Pacific Rim Cup matches. Located in central Oahu, the stadium is Hawaii’s largest outdoor arena, home to the University of Hawaii football team. In addition, Aloha Stadium showcases a multitude of events attracting visitors from around the world with soccer matches, concerts, car shows, fairs and the ever-popular Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace. Their mission is to meet the challenge of providing a first-class arena where the dreams of our young people can be realized through participation in sporting and other special events; where the spirit of achievement can be nourished by the thrill of competition; where families can gather to share their cultural diversity with pride and a feeling of Aloha.
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February 8 (Thu) 2018 Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI; Kick‐off: 5:00 PM (1st Game) Japan Time 2/9(Fri) 12:00PM
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Canada)
1 - 0
Iwaki FC (Japan)
Cristian Techera (90)
February 8 (Thu) 2018 Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI; Kick‐off: 8:00 PM (2nd Game) Japan Time 2/9(Fri) 3:00PM
Columbus Crew SC (USA)
2 - 3
Consadole Sapporo (Japan)
Gyasi Zardes (13, 37)
Reis (25)
Ryota Hayasaka (45)
Koji Miyoshi (48)

February 8 Attendance 3,531

February 10 (Sat) 2018
Third place match
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI; Kick‐off: 4:00 PM (1st Game) Japan Time 2/11(Sun) 11:00AM
Columbus Crew SC (USA)
5 - 3
Iwaki FC (Japan)
Gyasi Zardes (33)
Federico Higuain (48)
Lalas Abubakar (52)
Edward Opoku (73)
Luis Argudo (90)
Tsubasa Hisanaga (34)
Masahide Hiraoka (66)
Atsushi Yoshida (77)
February 10 (Sat) 2018
The Final Match
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii Time Kick‐off: 7:00 PM (2nd Game) Japan Time 2/11(Sun) 2:00PM
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Canada)
0 - 1
Consadole Sapporo (Japan)
Ken Tokura (85)

February 10 Attendance 8,128


Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Iwaki FC

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Consadole Sapporo

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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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Columbus Crew SC players on their excitement for being in Hawaii and playing against Japanese opposition!

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interview with HOKKAIDO CONSADOLE SAPPORO player Shinji Ono

#Let Hawaii Happen on the island of O'ahu


Stadium Events $16.00 per car
31.00 per bus or limousine For Map, visit: ENTRANCES
There are five entrances into the stadium parking areas.
Gate 1: Located on upper Salt Lake Boulevard, this is the main entrance and the best entry point for parking sections 1-7 as well as the Bus Lot.
Gate 2: Located on Kamehameha Highway, this is the best entrance for parking in sections 8-14.
Gate 3: This is the Kahuapaani Street entrance and the best entry point for parking in the Upper Halawa Lot.
Gate 4: This is the Lower Salt Lake Boulevard entrance and the entry point for parking in the Lower Halawa Lot.
Gate 5: Kam Lot entrance. *TEMPORARILY CLOSED 
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