Kapa‘a sports complex to be renamed this Saturday

Brian Baptiste, former Kauai Mayor
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Bryan Baptiste, former Kauai Mayor
Bryan Baptiste, former Kauai Mayor

KAPA‘A – Pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Kaua‘i County Council today, the Kapa‘a New Town Park facility will be renamed the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex on Saturday, October 25, 2014. 

“Mayor Baptiste felt very strongly that Kapa‘a High School should have its own ‘home field,’ and we have been working toward this moment for a number of years,” stated Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.  “Mahalo to Parks and Recreation and many partners who came together to renovate and improve this facility in the name of a great and beloved leader.”


Saturday will mark the final Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation (KIF) football game of the regular season.  The Kapa‘a High School Warriors will host the Kaua‘i High School Red Raiders for the first time on the newly renovated Kapa‘a football field.

The public is encouraged to attend the games and a short ceremony marking the dedication of the complex.  The junior varsity game begins at 12:00 noon and the varsity game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.  The ceremony will be held at approximately 1:30 p.m., or immediately following the junior varsity game.

Admission to the KIF event is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors.  Admission for children and students without an activity card is $5.

“We’re pleased to dedicate the entire day to the memory of Mayor Baptiste, and encourage the public to come out and support KIF and our student athletes,” stated Department of Education Kaua‘i Complex Area Superintendent, Bill Arakaki.  “The tradition of coming together as a family to support our children, adults, and community through athletic competition is the legacy that will continue for decades at the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex.”

The 18-acre sports complex includes: the football stadium with bleachers, announcers booth and locker room; two (2) baseball fields; a softball field; basketball courts; tennis courts; an in-line hockey rink; skate park; comfort stations and a pavilion.