Sevens by the numbers
70,000: total fans expected over the event
14: years running
20 hours: length of event
16: number of teams
19: players in New Zealand squad
9: rounds in the HSBC Sevens World Series
23 degrees: - predicted high on both days.
4: aisles dedicated to rugby watching.
32: aisles dedicated to partying and frivolity
4: finals, including minor finals
192: players involved
$10,000: prize for supreme winner of Museum Art Hotel Costume Catwalk
68: evictions in 2012
14: arrests at the Sevens in 2012
3 months: to organise the food.
12,000: burgers served
10,000 hot dogs
20: pallets of hot chips
1100: guests each day in 54 corporate boxes
5,500 meals served
$15.6 million: estimated boost for the Wellington economy
374 million: worldwide TV audience
The Dominion Post