9 Jul 2010

No vuvuzelas allowed at Christchurch stadium

4:49 pm on 9 July 2010

Vuvuzelas have been banned from Christchurch's AMI Stadium.

The Canterbury Rugby Union consulted with other sporting codes and listened to feedback from fans before deciding to ban the plastic blowing horns, which have been all-pervasive at the football World Cup in South Africa.

Bryan Pearson, the manager of AMI Stadium, says the company has added vuvuzelas to other items prohibited at the stadium, such as air horns and sound amplifiers, including musical instruments and whistles.

Other sporting venues around New Zealand, such as Eden Park, already ban the horns, while further afield, Wimbledon and the Melbourne Cricket Ground also have vuvuzela bans.