AC/DC fans have been banned from drinking at the band's December 15 concert at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New ZealandRead Now
- TheCrow -
A temporary ban on liquor for AC/DC's December 15 concert at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand has been instituted by a local council.
Waitemata Local Board voted unanimously in support of a temporary liquor ban at their board meeting on November 10.
A senior sergeant with the Auckland police wrote a letter to the Auckland council requesting the dry zone around Western Springs Stadium, explaining that temporary liquor bans have "significantly assisted in curbing alcohol-related harm and offending in public areas." He added that an inspector also went through "the levels of intoxication and alcohol-related harm that was likely at this type of event."
The ban will be in effect for 24 hours around the arena, beginning at 6 a.m. on December 15. There will be a $250 fine for those caught consuming or in possession of alcohol. Surrounding streets in a loop around the stadium and the Auckland Zoo will also be included in the restricted area.