County Installing Screen Fence at Wong Stadium to Curb Alcohol Outside the Stadium

County of Hawaii

As part of the County of Hawai’i Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) initiative, screens will be installed in the inner fence of the Wong Stadium on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.  SPF-SIG is an alcohol-free campaign sponsored by the County of Hawai’i.

The 7 feet high black mesh screens will extend 500 feet around the perimeter of the field in an effort to deter residents from parking alongside the outer fence.  This is an effort to encourage sports fans to maintain alcohol-free environments.

While alcohol is not allowed in the stadium, there are some spectators who do consume alcohol along the outer fence line.  The installation of the black mesh will make it difficult for spectators to see from outside and we hope it will encourage the public to come into the stadium and support the student athletic programs.

The purpose of the County of Hawai’i SPF-SIG initiative is to reduce adolescent access to alcohol by changing community policies and practices and to raise awareness of prevention and it’s benefits.