LIVE

    Booze ban for Sharks fans

    2013-04-16 12:00
    Durban - According to the Mercury's website, Durban authorities have warned that rugby fans caught drinking in the outlying areas of Kings Park Stadium will face arrest, as police step up efforts to enforce existing liquor legislation banning the consumption of alcohol in public spaces.

    Officials have made the decision to clamp down on public alcohol consumption and ensure compliance of the Liquor Act following the death of rugby fan Brett Williams, who was brutally beaten to death by outside the stadium.

    Rugby fans could face arrest for having alcohol in their possession outside of legal areas.

    Fans will still be able to purchase and consume alcohol within clubs and bars and designated areas in and around the stadium.

    KZN Liquor Board chief executive officer Stella Khumalo said Kings Park had a Sports Ground licence allowing it to sell and supply liquor, and allowing patrons to consume it only in the stadium and not in the outlying areas.

    Khumalo warned that the liquor inspector would be monitoring the area closely.

    Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane issued a warning to fans visiting Kings Park.

    "Anyone found in possession of or selling or drinking alcohol illegally will be arrested and we urge supporters to behave themselves and enjoy the beautiful game," he said.



    Read More On:  sharks super 15 durban rugby

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    53 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • Blitz
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
    • SS1
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
    • SS2
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
    • SS3
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    /Sport

    Fixtures

    06 March 2015
    • Chiefs v Highlanders, Waikato Stadium 08:35
    • Brumbies v Force, GIO Stadium 10:40
    07 March 2015
    • Blues v Lions, QBE Stadium 08:35
    • Reds v Waratahs, Suncorp Stadium 10:40
    • Cheetahs v Bulls, Free State Stadium 17:05
    • Stormers v Sharks, Cape Town 19:10
    13 March 2015
    • Hurricanes v Blues, FMG Stadium 08:35
    • Force v Rebels, nib Stadium 13:00

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    From which country will the 2015 Super Rugby winner hail?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.