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University of Otago Oval - Terms of Entry

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University of Otago Oval - Terms of Entry

Patrons and bag searches

  • All patrons and their possessions may be subject to searches before entering the venue 
  • Searches may also be carried out during an event and when leaving the venue 
  • Patrons who refuse to participate in searches may be denied entry to the ground or asked to leave the venue 
  • All vehicles entering and leaving the venue may be searched 
  • Prohibited items will be confiscated 

Patrons may bring in the following: 

  • Sealed plastic bottles up to 1.5L containing non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Homemade food - sandwiches, cakes, fruit 
  • Special foods for dietary requirements 
  • Baby food and liquids 
  • Soft chilly bags
  • Low profile collapsible deck chairs 
  • A limited number of prams and strollers will be allowed into the venue. Once the designated areas are full, patrons will be asked to leave them outside of the gates

Patrons may not bring the following items into the venue:

  • Bottles of water with broken seals 
  • Alcohol 
  • Thermos flasks 
  • Glass bottles or cans 
  • Umbrellas
  • Commercially produced food and takeaway food 
  • Hard chilly bins, picnic baskets or large bags 
  • Illicit drugs 
  • Sound amplifiers including megaphones and air horns 
  • Musical instruments 
  • Recording devices for commercial purposes 
  • Dogs or other pets (guide dogs are permitted) 
  • Flares, fireworks, laser pointers, smoke bombs 
  • Compressed gas containers and aerosols 
  • Knives or other dangerous weapons 
  • Skateboards, roller blades, scooters or bicycles 
  • Signs or banners that are obscene, offensive or abusive 
  • Flag poles of more than one metre in length
  • Any item that may compromise or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment, comfort or safety of any person or security at the venue 
  • Any other item that Venue Management determines may cause injury or public nuisance or inconvenience to any other person 

Patrons may be asked to leave the venue if they: 

  • Use obscene language 
  • Are verbally or physically abusive, or behave in a disorderly or offensive manner 
  • Are intoxicated 
  • Are carrying out unauthorised activities within the grounds 
  • Throw items in the air or onto the grounds
  • Fail to comply with regulations, security or gate staff requests, including adhering to any queues
  • Obstruct gangways access, exits, or entrances or stairways 
  • Indecent exposure

Patrons must also comply with New Zealand Cricket terms and conditions which can be found here.


To report any incident please text ASSIST and details to 5256 for assistance.