Venue Information

Please note, the below entry conditions are what NZC deem acceptable items at international cricket matches, however these may vary from venue to venue.

Please check your local venue entry conditions and regulations below for full details on what is permitted at each individual venue.

PERMITTED ITEMS

The following items are permitted in the Venue:

Food and beverage

• Sealed plastic bottles containing non-alcoholic beverages for personal consumption. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further restrictions in relation to non-alcoholic beverages and size allowance.
• Empty drink bottles to be filled using water provided at the venue. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for size allowance.
• Small thermos flasks will be permitted at Test matches only – please note these are to carry hot water or tea/coffee only and will be subject to a security check. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further restrictions in relation to thermos flasks and size allowance.
• Small amounts of non-commercially packaged food intended for personal consumption such as sandwiches, fruit, crackers, biscuits and cakes. Ensure food is not stored in glass containers (not permitted).
• Soft-sided chilly bags – they must be able to fit under a seat. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for size allowance.

Furniture and equipment

• If you have a General Admission (grass embankment) ticket/seat, a low profile portable/collapsible seat will be permitted if the base of the seat is no higher than 300mm from the ground and no wider than 600mm.
• Some venues may allow full height collapsible deck chairs within designated zones at grass embankment venues. In this instance, space may be limited and will therefore be on a first in, first served basis. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for further details.
• Personal, collapsible rain umbrellas smaller than a golf umbrella may be permitted (depending on venue), but they should not be used if they obstruct the view of other spectators. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further restrictions in relation to umbrellas.
• Prams/strollers/pushchairs may be permitted (depending on venue) in designated areas. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further restrictions in relation to prams/strollers/pushchairs.

Flags and signage

• Flagpoles up to one (1) metre in length.
• Flags, banners, etc are permitted. However, they may be removed, at the sole discretion of the Event Management Staff, if they are considered too large; or if they are considered obscene, abusive or may cause offence to another person.

Audio and filming devices

• Pre-approved musical instruments. If you wish to bring musical instruments with you to a match, you will need to complete the following forms and have them approved by NZC:

Musical Instrument Policy

Musical Instrument  Pre-Registration Form

• Portable audio devices used for listening to commentary (to only be used with earphones).
• Photographic, video or audio recording equipment for private, non-commercial purposes only. Lenses with a total focal strength of less than 200mm are permitted. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further restrictions relating to equipment. The Event Management Staff will, at their sole discretion, determine whether an item is intended for personal or commercial use.

General

• Service dogs. Please contact your local venue in advance to ensure they are best prepared to meet your needs.
• Clothing must conform to reasonable standards of decency. Where a dress code is indicated on the entry ticket, that dress code must be adhered to. Event Management staff have sole discretion to decide what clothing is deemed appropriate.

PROHIBITED ITEMS AND ACTIVITIES

The following items and activities shall not be permitted in the venue and will be confiscated or result in eviction from the venue:

Food and beverage

• Alcohol not purchased at the venue.
• Drink containers with broken seals not purchased at the venue. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further drink container restrictions and size allowance.
• Cans (including aerosol cans), glass bottles/containers and any breakable container.
• Thermos flasks at One Day or T20 internationals.
• Commercially packaged takeaway food and beverages such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King and Subway.
• Hard chilly bins, picnic hampers or bags that cannot fit under a seat. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for size allowance.

Furniture

• Chairs including, but not limited to, large deck chairs, inflatable soft chairs/sofas, portable chairs, stools, sofas, camp chairs and bean bags. The exception is small low profile portable/collapsible seats which have a base no higher than 300mm from the ground and are no wider than 600mm and you have a General Admission (grass embankment) ticket/seat. Please check your local venue entry terms and conditions for further details.
• Pop up and/or portable shelters and tents.
• Golf umbrellas or larger. The exception is personal, collapsible rain umbrellas smaller than a golf umbrella may be permitted (depending on venue), but they should not be used if they obstruct the view of other spectators. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further restrictions in relation to umbrellas.

Flags and signage

• Flagpoles longer than one (1) metre.
• Flags, banners, etc that may, at the sole discretion of the Event Management Staff, if they are considered too large; or if they are considered obscene, abusive or may cause offence to another person.

Audio and filming devices

• Musical instruments unless pre-approved by NZC (refer permitted items above).
• Sound amplifying devices including whistles, loudhailers, air horns or similar devices.
• Photographic, video or audio recording equipment for any purpose other than private, non-commercial purposes, which may include, without limitation, video and/or audio recorders, camera tripods, monopods or lenses with a total focal strength of greater than 200mm and commercial digital video equipment. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for any further restrictions relating to audio visual equipment. The Event Management Staff will, at their sole discretion, determine whether an item is intended for personal or commercial use.
• Drones.

General items

• Animals with the exception of approved service dogs.
• Illicit drugs.
• Dangerous items/weapons including, but not limited to, knives, flares, fireworks, missiles and laser pointers.
• Skateboards, roller blades, scooters and bicycles.
• Dangerous goods.
• Gang patches.
• Clothing or accessories displaying offensive messages; accessories that look like, or could be used as, weapons; branded clothing worn, or brought into the venue, whether individually or by a group, which Event Management staff consider is being worn or carried in an attempt to ambush market at the match; and costumes or other 'dress up' clothing considered obscene or offensive by Event Management staff or of such a size that it obstructs any other spectator of their view of the match. Check your local venue entry terms and conditions for further restrictions in relation to dress code.
• Any other item or activity which the Event Management Staff (at their sole discretion) deems to be prohibited which may be a danger to or inconvenience any other or which might otherwise compromise the integrity of a match.

Banned activities

• Smoking and vaping.
• Communicating or transmitting from within the venue any information or knowledge that may support any form of betting or gambling, including live betting, whether within or outside any venue by third parties (further sanctions and penalties may apply). Refer to NZC’s general terms and conditions.
• Engaging in any form of activity that either directly or indirectly unduly impacts on the delivery or outcome of the match, or negatively impacts the experience of other spectators at the venue.
• Event Management staff have sole discretion to refuse entry or evict any spectator who does not meet the venue entry criteria. Entry refusal/eviction may lead to arrest, prosecution and/or a trespass notice being issued.
• Event Management staff have sole discretion to refuse entry to any spectator who exhibits symptoms of an infectious disease.

Links to venue conditions of entry:

Basin Reserve, Wellington

Bay Oval, Tauranga

Eden Park, Auckland

Hagley Oval, Christchurch 

McLean Park, Napier

Saxton Oval, Nelson

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Sky Stadium, Wellington

University of Otago Oval, Dunedin

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