Trevor Lunn MLA said: “These laws are extremely important as they will help crack down on sectarianism and disorder at major sporting events.
“The introduction of these measures sends out a very strong message that sport is for all. Alliance has been working for a long time to have these types of laws introduced and it is very pleasing that our Leader David Ford has been the person to carry this through.
“This is a good day for sport here and a good day for people who want to see a genuinely shared future in Northern Ireland. I am very pleased that the laws are now in place to help sport give sectarianism and trouble the red card.”