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 NZ Police where the situation requires.