The Aloha Stadium Authority said Friday that it is expediting plans to install new turf ahead of schedule.
There’s always been a plan to replace the turf, but the stadium authority wants to do it six months earlier than planned.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority has a contract with the NFL for the 2017 Pro Bowl.
While the Pro Bowl was played without incident earlier this year at Aloha Stadium, there was a big dispute over the condition of the stadium’s artificial turf back in December 2015 when the U.S. women’s soccer team abruptly canceled their exhibition match against Trinidad and Tobago over safety concerns.
Stadium authority officials said that U.S. Soccer officials did visit the field prior to the cancellation and deemed it safe to play.