22 Dec 2010

Unruly fans will be removed - Eden Park

12:14 pm on 22 December 2010

Eden Park will kick out any unruly fans at the Boxing Day Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan.

There was bottle throwing, booing and fights at at a rugby league Test match between Australia and New Zealand last month.

The game, which attracted more than 40,000 people, was a trial run for how the stadium would cope during the 2011 Rugby World Cup next year.

The Eden Park Trust Board says there will be a 'no tolerance' on Boxing Day.

Chief executive David Kennedy says anyone who is drunk or being violent will be removed.

About 15,000 people are expected and a number of measures will be in place to try to stop a repeat. A liquor ban is in place in the streets around the stadium.

Fans will be screened before being allowed into the grounds. Anyone who appears to be drunk won't be let in.

The number of police officers and security personnel will be increased to 385 for the match.