At Auckland Stadiums we go 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.

Please refer to the page of the event you are attending for any specific conditions of entry/differing permitted/prohibited items related to that event.  

Dress Code

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

All Auckland Stadiums venues are SMOKE FREE.  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 or cutlery
  • 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
  • Rain or shade umbrellas. Please be considerate of patrons around you.

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 clear plastic bottle of water up to 750ml (lid may be removed on entry)*
  • Empty reusable drinks bottles up to 750ml – liquid will be removed on entry**
  • Small quantities of home prepared food such as sandwiches, baking or fruit
  • Banners, flags and posters at the discretion of Stadium Management *
  • Picnic blankets and mats

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

** Failure to comply with requests to empty bottles will result in the item not being permitted into venue.

Age Policy

For all-ages events, children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.  In most instances children will require their own ticket. 

For 18+ events ID will be required for entry. Accepted ID is Passport, NZ Drivers Licence or Kiwi Access Card.

Auckland Stadiums Drug Policy

Approved Drugs
You may have and take personal prescription medication or over-the-counter medicine if required. The prescription medication must be personally made out to the person in possession of it.

Illicit Drugs
Auckland Stadiums does not condone the use of illicit drugs and it is illegal to buy, sell or possess such drugs in our venues. All illicit drugs are potentially dangerous; there are no harmless drugs. The only way to avoid risks is to not take illicit drugs at all.

We have amnesty bins located in the immediate vicinity outside of our venues. You can surrender any illicit drugs in your possession in an amnesty bin without repercussion before arriving at an entry gate. If we find drugs at the gate entry point during a bag search or pat down, then you will be denied entry and may be referred to New Zealand Police.

Our security measures are there to help keep everyone safe, but it is acknowledged that some people will still try to bring illicit drugs to events. As a venue operator, we take our duty of care to all attendees very seriously. Our aim is for everyone to have a fun time and be safe doing so.

At some events, we will have drug checking services on site. This service is supported by legislation in New Zealand and is provided to help keep everyone safe. The service is free and confidential and aims to reduce harm and save lives by allowing users to make informed decisions.

While illicit drugs are a prohibited item at our venues, security and New Zealand Police will not target drug possession for personal use within the immediate vicinity of the drug checking service.

During the event we want our patrons to know that you can come to us for help if you or your friends need it, without fear of getting in trouble at any time. We have chill out zones, crowd care facilities, and St John medical services all on site. We ask all patrons requiring help or information to be honest with medical staff and Crowd Care teams about what you have consumed so the support teams know how best to help you.

You can also check the following sites for any warnings about specific drug types that have been flagged as especially harmful: or

● Any person suspected of selling drugs will be referred to New Zealand Police.
● There are covert staff onsite and as a condition of entry you are subject to search at any time. Staff will search for illegal items including drugs.
● If someone offers you drugs, please report them to the nearest member of security with as much information as you can.

Additional Advice & Information

We recommend you do not take illicit drugs, but if you do, please bear the following in mind.

● You don’t know the strength of what you might be taking. You don’t know how your body will react. You can’t tell what you are taking by looking at it. You can’t tell how you will react by the reaction others have had. You can’t tell how quickly it will take effect. Pills and drugs are toxic substances that can look exactly the same and be very different. No drugs are safe and there is no safe dose.
● Remember that tolerance levels can vary. You may not have the same tolerance level as your friends. It can also vary depending on whether you have eaten beforehand or consumed alcohol. While you can up your dose, you can’t reduce it.
● There are drugs in circulation in New Zealand that contain an excessive level of active ingredients or do not contain the ingredients they claim.
● There are drugs in circulation that can take a long time to take effect – they may contain an unexpected substance that takes longer to take effect or may have a tougher outer coating that takes longer to dissolve. If you then take more, as a result, you are at increased risk of overdose when the combined doses do kick in.
● Mixing different recreational drugs with alcohol or prescription drugs can be very dangerous and mixing is the cause of many drug-related deaths. The main factors in overdose are taking large quantities, very strong drugs, re-dosing quickly, mixing drugs, taking drugs that are not what you thought you were taking or taking drugs with alcohol.
● Cheap does not mean weak.
● Pure does not mean safe.
● Treat all drugs as unknown and get them checked by drug checking services available at events and festivals.
● Take regular breaks if you are dancing or in a hot environment and rehydrate with water or soft drinks – take small sips regularly but don’t drink more than 600ml an hour. Have a rest regularly to cool down.
● Having an isotonic/sports drink can help if you have been sweating while dancing.
● Use in a safe environment, with people you trust and not alone. You are more vulnerable when you are under the influence of drugs so look out for each other. Be open with your friends about what you are taking. Check in with your friends to be aware of how everyone is doing. Ask for help if you need it.
● You can talk to the Crowd Care Team onsite in confidence at any time and they will have drugs advisory staff to help you.
● If you need help from medical staff, we guarantee that neither you nor your friends will get in trouble. Ask for help if you need it and don’t wait – getting help early can save lives.
● You can also request assistance via our text assist service. If at any time you feel unsafe or need help, text the word ASSIST followed by your message and location to 260 for venue support.

Drink responsibly, both in terms of how much you drink and the speed you drink.

● Avoid getting too intoxicated in unfamiliar situations. You can lose control, make risky decisions and become less aware of danger.
● Alcohol and other drugs can impair your judgement. Don’t feel pressured into doing anything you aren’t comfortable with.
● If you are having a bad time or struggling but don’t feel you need medical attention, visit the Crowd Care Team.
● If you need medical attention, visit the St John medical tent or ask the nearest member of staff to help you.
● You can also request assistance via our text assist service. If at any time you feel unsafe or need help, text the word ASSIST followed by your message and location to 260 for venue support.
● If someone becomes unconscious or unresponsive, put them in the recovery position (on their side) and seek immediate medical attention by alerting the nearest member of security or medical staff.
● Alternate alcoholic drinks with soft drinks or water. There is free water available in the venue.
● If you are drinking from early in the day, stick to drinks with a lower ABV or alcohol by volume, for example, lager rather than spirits.
● Open drinks are the most common way for drug spiking. Never leave drinks unattended and don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know.
● Mixing alcohol with drugs has been a common factor in drug-related deaths. We recommend against mixing different substances.