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Manuka Oval Hydration Policy for PM’s 11

By Purgatroyd - 14 January 2014 36

I’m going to the cricket this arvo with my two boys; knowing that its going to be hot, I’m planning for our hydration. I’m intending to take some soft drinks (three sealed 1250 ml plastic bottles) and some ice (frozen tap water in used 1250ml plastic soft drink bottles). I’ve heard some chatter on 666 ABC that my unsealed ice bottles may not be permitted (but nothing on the sealed soft drink bottles) but I’ve not been able to find out anything definitive on the Manuka Oval website. Cricket Australia has decreed in its ‘2013-14 Conditions of Ticket Purchase and Entry to the Venue’ (with which I had to agree to buy the tickets) that (inter alia) ‘no alcohol, glass, cans… may be brought into the venue’ (clause 8) and ‘that [patrons] are required to take appropriate care for their sun protection and hydration’ (clause 14).

In the complete absence of official info on the venue website, does anyone have a more definitive /authoritative response?

Cheers,

Purgy

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Manuka Oval Hydration Policy for PM’s 11
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m_ratt 11:58 am
14 Jan 14
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Was a post yesterday stating that the limit for sealed bottles was 600mL. Can’t search for the source right now, but wouldn’t surprise me.

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maxblues 12:22 pm
14 Jan 14
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Hopefully the fun police are armed with 9mm semi-automatic water pistols.

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EDDCommunity 12:37 pm
14 Jan 14
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The terms and conditions of the 600ml allowance of sealed water bottles has been reviewed due to the extreme weather conditions today. Patrons will be allowed to bring larger sealed bottles of water to the match and refill stations will be available.

Other commercial beverages will not be permitted.

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Holden Caulfield 12:54 pm
14 Jan 14
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MarkJ 12:58 pm
14 Jan 14
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Seems restrictions on sealed bottle size has been eased:

http://esa.act.gov.au/2014/01/14/normal-plastic-water-bottle-restrictions-eased-at-manuka-oval-today/

The unsealed ones are still no go.

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Zeital 1:00 pm
14 Jan 14
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I wouldn’t think soft drink is the best thing to keep you hydrated?

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gecko 1:12 pm
14 Jan 14
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Normal plastic water bottle restrictions eased at Manuka Oval today

Usually only sealed bottles up to 600mls are permitted but for today’s event patrons can take in any sized plastic bottle as long as it’s full and sealed or any sized plastic water bottle that is empty which can be refilled at hydration/water stations at the ground.

http://esa.act.gov.au/2014/01/14/normal-plastic-water-bottle-restrictions-eased-at-manuka-oval-today/

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Holden Caulfield 1:35 pm
14 Jan 14
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Zeital said :

I wouldn’t think soft drink is the best thing to keep you hydrated?

Quite right. The ESA statement states:

“The ACT Health Directorate advise consumption of alcohol and soft drinks dehydrate the body so it is important spectators drink plenty of water through the day, wear a loose fitting long-sleeved shirt, a hat, apply plenty of sunscreen and take regular breaks out of direct sunlight.”

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maxblues 3:21 pm
14 Jan 14
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Zeital said :

I wouldn’t think soft drink is the best thing to keep you hydrated?

Hell no. Soft drinks are not the best thing which is why I dilute mine with whiskey and/or whisky.

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carnardly 4:39 pm
14 Jan 14
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from the ESA website.

12:53pm Tuesday 14 Jan 2014

Normal plastic water bottle restrictions eased at Manuka Oval today

The ACT Ambulance Service reminds spectators going to the Prime Minister’s XI cricket match today that usual bottle restrictions have been relaxed by the venue because of the extreme heat.

Usually only sealed bottles up to 600mls are permitted but for today’s event patrons can take in any sized plastic bottle as long as it’s full and sealed or any sized plastic water bottle that is empty which can be refilled at hydration/water stations at the ground.

ACT Health also reminds the community that soft drinks and alcohol are dehydrating and should be used in moderation during extreme heat conditions.

11:49am Tuesday 14 Jan 2014

Bowl yourself over with water at the cricket

Prime Minister’s XI cricket match spectators are urged to take plenty of water with them today to Manuka Oval to keep well hydrated in the hot weather conditions.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top temperature of 37 degrees for the ACT.

The ACT Health Directorate advise consumption of alcohol and soft drinks dehydrate the body so it is important spectators drink plenty of water through the day, wear a loose fitting long-sleeved shirt, a hat, apply plenty of sunscreen and take regular breaks out of direct sunlight.

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m_ratt 5:47 pm
14 Jan 14
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Does the fact that the restriction can be removed so easily due to the heat, not demonstrate that the restriction was farcical in the first place?

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p1 5:51 pm
14 Jan 14
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It is the sugar and/or caffeine in soft drinks which make them dehydrate you. A nice mineral water with a twist of lime won’t do any dehydrating. Unless increased burping from the carbonation results in losses additional to respiration?

Of course, adding vodka to that will tend to dehydrate you…

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Queen_of_the_Bun 9:09 pm
14 Jan 14
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Apparently Manuka Pool had to be closed because some cricket fans used the traditional walk from the oval to the shops/bars/restaurants between innings to take a dump. In the poo-l. Charming.

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thatsnotme 10:00 pm
14 Jan 14
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To be honest, the OP needn’t have been worried, because the bag searches were nothing short of a joke. A disinterested looking security guard taking a cursory glance into a bag and passing you through if nothing jumps out as being wrong achieves nothing but slowing down the line to get into the game.

I could easily have had a bottle of scotch and a 6-pack in my bag today, and I would have been passed through no questions asked.

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Alderney 8:11 am
15 Jan 14
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thatsnotme said :

To be honest, the OP needn’t have been worried, because the bag searches were nothing short of a joke. A disinterested looking security guard taking a cursory glance into a bag and passing you through if nothing jumps out as being wrong achieves nothing but slowing down the line to get into the game.

I could easily have had a bottle of scotch and a 6-pack in my bag today, and I would have been passed through no questions asked.

It’s the same at raiders games. Security isn’t even interested in my long winded public service explanations as to what’s in my bag. They just wave you through; a complete joke.

Given that these searches started due to security risks (I.E terrorism) and have now morphed into protecting the commercial interests of the venue they should rethink their need. After all, they achieve little, slow entry, and reduce profit margins.

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