Thousands of sporting fans are expected to converge on
Forsyth Barr Stadium for this weekend's sporting
By yesterday afternoon, 15,000 tickets had been sold for
tonight's Super 15 match between the Highlanders and Blues,
with a crowd of about 17,000 expected.
Ticket sales for tomorrow afternoon's Warriors v Broncos
pre-season match had reached 4500, with a crowd of 9000
expected, based on the large number of daily ticket sales,
Kim Barnes, of Dunedin Venue Management Ltd, said.
Dunedin area response manager Senior Sergeant Darryl Lennane
said the city would be busy with sporting as well as
Orientation Week events.
''We have planning in place and plenty of staff rostered on
to assist organisers of these events and to support people in
having a safe and enjoyable weekend.''
He urged sports fans and party-goers to enjoy themselves,
''but to do so within the law and without impacting on the
safety of yourself and others''.
''Enjoy yourselves but have respect for others, yourself and
Playing safe: Tips for a safe weekend.
• If you intend drinking alcohol, make a plan
before you leave home about how you are going to get home
safely. Share a taxi or walk home in a group.
• Big numbers expected for sporting
double-headerLook out for your mates. If friends have had too
much to drink, look after them.
• Don't let friends wander off by themselves. Stay
• Don't drink and drive.
Source: New Zealand Police