Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Entertainment and safety key as Hamilton readies for Rugby Sevens party

Entertainment and safety key as Hamilton readies for Rugby Sevens party
January 24, 2020

Gearing up for the party atmosphere of the city’s third instalment of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens, Hamilton City Council is focusing on entertainment and safety for the thousands of visitors to the city.

FMG Stadium Waikato will host the HSBC New Zealand Sevens tournament this weekend (25th and 26th January), and Hamilton City Council City Safe Manager Kelvin Powell says his team is working hard to make sure visitors enjoy all the city has to offer.

Powell advised “we are working closely with Waikato Police around the event, and the Council has again this year put additional traffic management around the stadium and extended the liquor ban to nearby streets.”

Road closures are in place on both match days while Mobility Parking has been relocated for the duration of the tournament.

Powell added “the Council’s November 2019 meeting supported a request from Police to again extend the liquor ban around the stadium, which essentially means the existing ban on consuming alcohol in public areas between 10pm and 6am is extended to 24 hours for Saturday and Sunday.

“Residents and visitors can still carry unopened alcohol to and from residential homes and commercial accommodation, but the change means police are able to deal with people stocking up on drinks from car boots and on the streets before they head to the games.

“It’s worked really well in the past two years and it’s one way our city can support hosting great events in a responsible way.”

In requesting the extended zone last year, New Zealand Police said they were confident it contributed to an effective cross-agency alcohol management plan. 21 infringement notices were issued in the zone during the 2019 tournament.

Signs and maps detailing the extended liquor ban area have been in place on streets around FMG Stadium Waikato in recent weeks.

Image: FMG Stadium Waikato hosting the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in 2018.

Related Articles

6th November 2019 - FMG Stadium Waikato turf replacement project underway

4th November 2019 - New Zealand Government provides $12 million for new theatre in Waikato

28th August 2019 - Hamilton City Council confident of safety of stand at Waikato Stadium

26th June 2019 - Work set to start on new corporate boxes at FMG Stadium Waikato

27th March 2019 - FMG Stadium Waikato awarded as New Zealand’s ‘Best Venue’

5th April 2019 - World Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong looks to sustainability in 44th year of competition

14th March 2019 - Hamilton gets extended run with World Rugby Sevens Series event

4th July 2018 - Singapore Rugby Sevens delivers successful fan experiences for families

22nd May 2017 - Rugby Sevens New Zealand event moves to Hamilton as 2017/18 schedule announced

12th August 2016 - Growing popularity of Rugby Sevens prompts demand for new venues

17th January 2016 - Wellington Sevens organisers confirm ‘slow’ ticket sales

7th December 2015 - Festival atmosphere attracts crowds to Dubai Sevens

31st July 2015 - FMG secures naming rights for Waikato Stadium

21st March 2015 - Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tickets in high demand

8th February 2015 - Police welcome improved crowd behaviour at Wellington Sevens


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business