Booze ban for Guns N’ Roses night
Guns N’ Roses fans won’t be able to get on the lash before they go to see Slash at the rock band’s Auckland concert next year.
A temporary liquor ban has been imposed for a raft of streets surrounding Western Springs Stadium where the rock legends will perform on February 4.
But Auckland Stadiums director Paul Nisbet ensured punters that alcohol will still be available for purchase inside the stadium grounds.
A crowd of around 50,000 is expected to attend the show as part of Guns N’ Roses’ Not in This Lifetime tour.
Police raised their concerns about alcohol consumption before and after the show in a letter to Auckland Council. The ban was similar to one imposed for AC/ DC’s concert at the same site in December last year.
Albert-Eden Local Board unanimously agreed to the dry zone around the stadium and further extended the ban to include more streets. Waitemata Local Board also agreed to the ban at its meeting on Tuesday evening.
The temporary restrictions will cover all of Western Springs Park and a loop of streets around the stadium and Auckland Zoo.
The ban will operate for 24 hours from 6am on February 4 in the surrounding area. Anyone caught with alcohol will be issued with a $250 fine
Guns N’ Rose will perform two New Zealand concerts in February 2017.