Stadium's booze management slammed

Last updated 09:18 08/02/2014

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Police have slammed the alcohol management at Westpac Stadium after a torrid first night at the Wellington Sevens.

''We observed a high level of intoxication within the stadium... with over 160 people ejected and 10 arrests.

"Police are hoping for a big improvement... from both the stadium management and the public,'' Inspector John Spence said.

A wristband system appeared to have broken down, with many people drinking liquor contrary to the agreed procedure.

Under rules for the sevens, people wanting to drink must a wristband on their right arm at all times.

A Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman said they treated 38 people at the ground.

Of those 14 needed first aid, and 24 further treatment for the effects of alcohol or cuts and scrapes.

Eight people were taken to Wellington Hospital. All were grossly intoxicated.

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