Auckland Stadiums Conditions of Entry

At Auckland Stadiums we out of our way to provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable experience. In return, we ask you to respect our facilities and help contribute to an enjoyable event for all our patrons. To achieve this, we require all visitors to the stadium to meet the following conditions of entry. Please note, conditions are subject to change without notice.

Patrons and visitors must allow authorised staff to search their vehicles, clothes, bags, containers or other possessions for items in violation of these conditions of entry.  

Any patron or visitor who refuses to participate in searches, appears intoxicated, under the influence of drugs or exhibits disorderly behaviour may be denied entry, asked to leave the venue and/or be trespassed.

These conditions apply to all of our venues - Mt Smart Stadium, North Harbour Stadium, Western Springs Stadium

Dress Code

  • For safety reasons, footwear is to be worn at all times.
  • We do not permit gang patches or gang paraphernalia to be displayed.
  • No high-visibility vests or clothing may be worn.

Mt Smart Stadium is a SMOKE FREE venue.  This includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaporisers.

Prohibited Items

  • Commercially prepared foods such as takeaways and soft drinks
  • Chilly bins
  • Cans, aluminium or glass containers, bottles or cutlery (this includes bottles of perfume)
  • Alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Air horns or loud hailers
  • Furniture, chairs or stools
  • Prams or strollers
  • Animals (except for Assistance Dogs)
  • Dangerous goods
  • Video cameras and recording devices such as drones, iPads, tablets or Go Pros (cell phones are ok)
  • Cameras with a removable lens, a lens larger than a regular watch face or cameras which may be deemed to be for professional use
  • Selfie sticks
  • Costume/dress-up full-face masks and helmets
  • Large items that cannot be placed under the seat
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles or scooters
  • Fireworks, flares or laser lights
  • Large poles for flags that could be considered dangerous or view obstructing
  • Items that in the opinion of management/security could cause harm or nuisance to other patrons

If in doubt, please leave it at home. Stadium Management takes no responsibility for goods surrendered.

Items of value recovered after an event will be held at the stadium for 5 working days after which they will be handed into the Auckland Central Police Station.

Permitted Items

  • A small bag that can fit under your seat *
  • Sealed plastic bottle of water up to 1 Litre (lid may be removed on entry) *
  • Small quantities of home prepared food such as sandwiches, baking or fruit
  • Rain or shade umbrellas - Strictly permitted for sporting events only. Please be considerate of patrons around you
  • Banners, flags and posters at the discretion of Stadium Management *
  • Picnic blankets and mats

* Permitted size may differ.  Please check the website for permitted sizing specific to the event you are attending

Drugs & Alcohol

At Auckland Stadiums, we maintain a strict 'no drugs' policy. Illicit drugs and alcohol are prohibited from being brought into our venues and if found will be confiscated at the gate and the patron(s) refused entry. Any persons apprehended with drugs in their possession inside the stadium will be escorted from the premises. Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the NZ Police where the situation requires it.

Auckland Stadiums complies with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and prohibits the serving of alcohol to intoxicated or under-aged persons. There will be zero tolerance for intoxication at Auckland Stadiums events. Those who arrive at stadium gates intoxicated will be refused entry into the event, and patrons who become intoxicated will be escorted from the venue. Intoxicated or under-aged persons who are apprehended with alcohol will be escorted from the premises. Persons supplying alcohol to underage patrons will be evicted from the premises and the matter may be referred to the Police.

At Auckland Stadiums we take a 3-step approach to drugs and alcohol:

We do everything we can to keep drugs and illicit substances out of our stadiums. 

We undertake the following measures at our events:

  • Communicate our policy to all ticketholders
  • Gate searches
  • Mandatory bag searches
  • Wanding
  • CCTV coverage of the gates and perimeter fences.

 If drugs or alcohol are found at the gate they must be surrended and the patron(s) refused entry.

We offer drug amnesty bins at key points before entering the stadium. You may dispose of any illegal substance without judgement or repercussion.

At certain events, we also offer a ‘safe zone’ for patrons to self-present if they feel unsafe or are in danger due to their drug or alcohol use. This is a non-judgement zone and is designed to keep patrons safe.

Any persons found with drugs in their possession inside the stadium will be escorted from the venue. Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the New Zealand Police where the situation requires.