Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Eran Ganot

Team Mascot: Vili The Warrior

Year Opened: 1994

Capacity: 10300

City / State: Honolulu / Hawaii

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Big West Competition

Rival Team:

The Rainbow Warriors joined the Big West in 2012 after 34 years in the Western Athletic Conference and are yet to establish any major rivalries. That doesn’t mean though that you won’t witness come fierce contests when attending a Hawaii basketball game as every game against Big West competition carries significant weight. Don’t miss Big West games at the Stan Sheriff Center as you’ll be in for a treat.

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Stadium Guide

In Game

Hawaii fans love to support their team and are especially vocal in their support when the Rainbow Warriors are doing well making now the perfect time to attend a Hawaii basketball game. The Rainbow Warriors’ recent uptick in fortunes and their 2016 NCAA Tournament appearance have Hawaii fans coming out in droves to see their team play, so get your tickets now if you want to experience the Stan Sheriff Center at its best.

In addition to boasting some impressive fan support, the Hawaii pep band and spirit squads are also a big part of any Hawaii basketball game. The pep band helps keep the intensity high with their tunes and the spirit squads put on some impressive performances as well.

Hawaii is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and as a result, you’ll have no trouble having a great time before or after the game. There is a lot to see and do in the nearby vicinity including dining, shopping, and even beaches.

College hoops fans traveling to Hawaii will want to take some time out of their trip to take in a game at the Stan Sheriff Center where the diehard fan support helps create a fun game day experience.

Things to check out

Donnis Thompson Statue

Stop by and check out the Donnis Thompson statue during your trip to Hawaii. The statue honors the former UH athletic director and is a must-see for any longtime Rainbow Warriors fan.

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H Zone

The H Zone is your one stop shop for all things Rainbow Warriors, so stop by and pick up some Hawaii swag before the game. You’ll find just about any Hawaii gear you could want here including t-shirts, caps, and much more.

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Above the court are several banners honoring Hawaii’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The banners are a can’t miss for anyone taking in a game at the Stan Sheriff Center, so take a peek at them during the game.

Pep Band

The pep band is a big part of any Rainbow Warriors basketball game, and they do an incredible job of keeping spirits high even when things aren’t going Hawaii’s way. Keep your ears peeled and enjoy the musical stylings of the Hawaii pep band when attending a game at the Stan Sheriff Center.

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Join in the Hawaii cheerleaders cheers to get the full Hawaii gameday experience. The cheerleaders lead a variety of cheers and put on some incredible routines, so stay in your seat when you see them take the court.

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Hawaii basketball games feature a slew of in-game promotions and contests, so you never know what kind of prizes you’ll have the chance to walk away with. The contests are a fun part of Rainbow Warriors games even if you aren’t taking part in them, so enjoy the spectacle.

Fight Songs

  1. Fight Song

    Here’s to our dear Hawai‘i
    Here’s to our Green and White
    Here’s to our Alma Mater
    Here’s to the team with fight
    Rah! Rah! Rah!

    Here’s to old warriors calling
    Here’s to old battles won
    Here’s to Hawai‘i’s victory
    Here’s to each valiant one.


  2. Alma Mater

    In green Manoa Valley our Alma Mater stands
    Where mountain winds and showers refresh her fertile lands;
    The flag of freedom beckons above her shining walls,
    To larger truth and service our Alma Mater calls.

    Hawai‘i, we have gathered within thy wide-flung doors,
    As sons and daughters claiming her freely offered stores;
    Our loyal praise we tender, and pledge to hold thy aim,
    Till ocean’s far horizons shall hear thy honored name.

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Bars & Restaurants

  1. Chez Sports Bar & Grill

    Chez Sports Bar Grill

    It is a popular sporting venue featuring the live music of local talent, karaoke, special events and ono (delicious) food.

    98-150 Kaonohi St c226, Aiea, HI 96701, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  2. Whiskey Dix Saloon

    Whiskey Dix Saloon

    Whiskey Dix is an All-American Saloon that serves the best drinks and features the best in country music.

    99-16 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, HI 96701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Forty Niner Restaurant

    Forty Niner Restaurant burger fries

    Their food is so flavorful and tasty, you will be glad you came!

    98-110 Honomanu St, Aiea, HI 96701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Rainbow Drive-In

    Rainbow Drive In

    This place offers great comfort food for the soul!

    3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Young’s Kalbee

    Youngs Kalbee

    Young's Kalbee is a restaurant that serves amazingly delicious Korean food!

    99-084 Kauhale St # A2, Aiea, HI 96701, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  6. Hughley’s Southern Cuisine

    Hughleys Southern Cuisine

    We are not just another burger place, we are proud to offer the highest quality food with fresh ingredients.

    C-12, 99-080 Kauhale St, Aiea, HI 96701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Stadium Giant Malts & Bar-B-Que

    Stadium Giant Malts Bar B Que

    Here they have food that's flavorful, affordable and served generously!

    4510 Salt Lake Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  8. Aiea Bowl

    Aiea Bowl

    If you’re hungry and looking for ono food then stop by The Alley Restaurant, an award winning restaurant that’s located in Aiea Bowl.

    3, Aiea Shopping Center, 99-115 Aiea Heights Dr, Aiea, HI 96701, USA


    Bar website

    american - $