Aloha Stadium

Monday, 27th November 2006 by

Please note that some or all of the objects mentioned in this post are no longer visible on Google Earth or Google Maps.

It's two stadiums in one! While looking at the most recent Imagery update for Google Earth on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, I was trying to match up the older Google Maps images with the newer Google Earth images.

I thought that a large landmark such as the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu would make lining up the images easy, but I was very confused that there's two completely different stadiums on the same spot - on Google Maps image is of an American Football stadium, whereas the new Google Earth Imagery shows a Baseball diamond.

The stadium has four movable sections, each 3.5 million pounds, which rotate to form two entirely different stadiums. Not for long though as in 2007 the transformer stadium will be permanently locked into American Football mode. More information on Wikipedia.