Sin bin for Sevens?

These fans got especially pixellated for the occasion.
These fans got especially pixellated for the occasion.
Richie Benaud fans Henry Cameron, left, Richie Ball and Choi Jackson.
Richie Benaud fans Henry Cameron, left, Richie Ball and Choi Jackson.
A belly dancer is escorted out of Westpac Stadium.
A belly dancer is escorted out of Westpac Stadium.
Dennis Watling comes to the Sevens each year - for the rugby - and was prepared for the rain.
Dennis Watling comes to the Sevens each year - for the rugby - and was prepared for the rain.
Scots Andre Hoggard, Caitlin Williams, Paige Kenning and Kit Bradley.
Scots Andre Hoggard, Caitlin Williams, Paige Kenning and Kit Bradley.
Minions from Auckland, Sophie Cameron, Morgan Smith and Larissa Pedersen.
Minions from Auckland, Sophie Cameron, Morgan Smith and Larissa Pedersen.
Smudge McNeilage and the paua women.
Smudge McNeilage and the paua women.
Kevin Banaghan and 'gorilla'.
Kevin Banaghan and 'gorilla'.
Wellington's Abigail Moir and Johnny Crothers as Ken and Barbie.
Wellington's Abigail Moir and Johnny Crothers as Ken and Barbie.
Hamilton cavemen and cavewomen.
Hamilton cavemen and cavewomen.
A Christchurch Hangover 'wolfpack'.
A Christchurch Hangover 'wolfpack'.
A gaggle of Billy T James'.
A gaggle of Billy T James'.
Jamaican bob sled team Ryan Walker, Mike Barnett, Mitch Steele and Blair Williams.
Jamaican bob sled team Ryan Walker, Mike Barnett, Mitch Steele and Blair Williams.
Norman Hemi, front, leads his wolf pack.
Norman Hemi, front, leads his wolf pack.
Monopoly women Nicola Taylor, left, Helena Quinn, Jan Grindle and Chantal Fuhl.
Monopoly women Nicola Taylor, left, Helena Quinn, Jan Grindle and Chantal Fuhl.
Mad hatters Clint and Teresa McKenzie.
Mad hatters Clint and Teresa McKenzie.
The Canadians: Shea Martinm, Meredith Barrett-Jones, Arielle Martin and Briana Hungerford.
The Canadians: Shea Martinm, Meredith Barrett-Jones, Arielle Martin and Briana Hungerford.
Beauty queens Katie O'Loughlan, left, Stacey Craig, Ashleigh McCutcheon and Rachel Watson.
Beauty queens Katie O'Loughlan, left, Stacey Craig, Ashleigh McCutcheon and Rachel Watson.
Tongan Native Americans.
Tongan Native Americans.
Amy Brookes and Ben Fox were actually pretty easy to spot in their Where's Wally? costumes.
Amy Brookes and Ben Fox were actually pretty easy to spot in their Where's Wally? costumes.
This group of lords and ladies seem dressed for a different kind of party altogether.
This group of lords and ladies seem dressed for a different kind of party altogether.
These guys escaped from jail just to join the celebrations.
These guys escaped from jail just to join the celebrations.
Cory Heather and James Scott as that perennial Sevens favourite, Speedo Cops.
Cory Heather and James Scott as that perennial Sevens favourite, Speedo Cops.
 Judy Brokenshire, Lyn Weir, Dale Thompson and Tracey Hall have been coming to the sevens for 14 years and counting.
Judy Brokenshire, Lyn Weir, Dale Thompson and Tracey Hall have been coming to the sevens for 14 years and counting.
Kurt Umbers and Hemi Hoskins are dressed as pop group LMFAO.
Kurt Umbers and Hemi Hoskins are dressed as pop group LMFAO.
Bo Simkin, left, and Claire parkinson both from Eastbourne as super heroes.
Bo Simkin, left, and Claire parkinson both from Eastbourne as super heroes.
Punters start their warm-up for the sevens. Pirates, from
Auckland, from left, Caznae Raynes, Ashleigh Robinson, Connor Robinson, Carol Robinson and Phil Raynes.
Punters start their warm-up for the sevens. Pirates, from Auckland, from left, Caznae Raynes, Ashleigh Robinson, Connor Robinson, Carol Robinson and Phil Raynes.
Back row from left, Robert Makene, Steve Burgess, Christine Paul, and front row from left Sapphire Martin and Maree Cheshire get ready to go.
Back row from left, Robert Makene, Steve Burgess, Christine Paul, and front row from left Sapphire Martin and Maree Cheshire get ready to go.
Punters, from left, Paul Garrett, Jesse Garrett, Brian Martelletti, Marcus Garrett, Shane Hamnett and Randy Toone, plan to arrive at the Sevens on horseback.
Punters, from left, Paul Garrett, Jesse Garrett, Brian Martelletti, Marcus Garrett, Shane Hamnett and Randy Toone, plan to arrive at the Sevens on horseback.
The "Jarmy Army", from left, Dean Holland, Dene Cassin, Herb Bell and Jeff Geayley warm up for the sevens on the Wellington waterfront.
The "Jarmy Army", from left, Dean Holland, Dene Cassin, Herb Bell and Jeff Geayley warm up for the sevens on the Wellington waterfront.
Ultimate sevens fan Waitangi Mika, centre, and the Doctours are ready for action.
Ultimate sevens fan Waitangi Mika, centre, and the Doctours are ready for action.

The party could be over for Wellington Sevens fans, with police casting a baleful eye at organisers after another alcohol-soaked event and warning that tougher action could follow.

A torrid Friday night had police publicly slamming the sevens organisers, after 160 people were ejected from Westpac Stadium while another 110 were kicked out on Saturday. Last year only 47 in total were ejected.

Inspector John Spence said that although Saturday had been an improvement on the previous day, police were still concerned at the levels of drunkenness.

The Kinder Surprises: Anna Zobel, left, Wiebke Liebich and Laura Benecke.
The Kinder Surprises: Anna Zobel, left, Wiebke Liebich and Laura Benecke.
Fans dressed as the grumpy old men from the The Muppets.
Fans dressed as the grumpy old men from the The Muppets.
Fans soak up the atmosphere on day two.
Fans soak up the atmosphere on day two.
The Carousals, (from left) Steph Murray, Victoria Wallace, Emma Hickey and Kate Kelly.
The Carousals, (from left) Steph Murray, Victoria Wallace, Emma Hickey and Kate Kelly.
Fans enjoy the atmosphere during day two.
Fans enjoy the atmosphere during day two.
A gaggle of birds about to enter the stadium on day two.
A gaggle of birds about to enter the stadium on day two.
Caryn de Horatrus and Kevin Marshall.
Caryn de Horatrus and Kevin Marshall.
Penguins were comfortable in the cool conditions on day two.
Penguins were comfortable in the cool conditions on day two.
Phil Tanuvasa is resplendent in his clone outfit.
Phil Tanuvasa is resplendent in his clone outfit.

"Too many people were intoxicated at the stadium.

"The Wellington police alcohol harm prevention unit will be collating the evidence gained during the two days and will decide if further action is required," Mr Spence said.

It was possible the event could be referred to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority, which had the power to suspend or cancel licences, Mr Spence said.

END OF THE ROAD: Two fans argue with police after the one pointing her finger was told to leave the stadium.
END OF THE ROAD: Two fans argue with police after the one pointing her finger was told to leave the stadium.

Police were also investigating an allegation of sexual assault on Friday. There were also reports and complaints of fans being extremely intoxicated as early as 5.30am on Friday, and of some urinating in public.

Wellington Sevens general manager Marty Donoghue said he was "disappointed" with police for criticising the event, the first under the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.

Specially trained police officers patrolled the sevens for the first time and a wristband system for buying alcohol was tightened up after a "breakdown" led to ineligible people buying alcohol on Friday, he said.

"All parties worked together to ensure we achieved what we had set out to do."

Still, criticism of the behaviour of intoxicated fans came thick and fast. Working Style director Rex Massey-Molloy said he was disgusted with people urinating in central Wellington.

"You could smell the urine.

"It was pretty messy."

The area was littered with broken bottles and a bystander was injured after being hoisted in the air by a group of fans dressed as firemen, he said.

"It was supposed to be good natured but it was as dumb as a sackful of spanners. I'm not opposed to the sevens but they do need to look at what's going on."

Dominic Kelly, managing director of Wellington bar Hashigo Zake, said it had a limited opening on Friday and a ticket-only event on Saturday after staff endured "feral behaviour" last year.

And the criticism even came from a sevens' fan who pocketed $10,000 for the best costume.

Auckland engineer Steve Skidmore said he was never coming back despite his huge windfall.

"This place is an absolute zoo.

"I mean, there are guys [exposing themselves] . . . the behaviour has changed.

"They have to have a good look at what's going on here."

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said that while the general mood was good "we do need to clamp down on those people that abuse alcohol".

A new 4am closing time for bars had helped Wellington City Council staff clean up, she said.

Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman Daniel Paul said it was a relatively tame year.

Paramedics and volunteers had treated 85 people at the stadium - mainly for intoxication or cuts and scrapes. "It was very quiet compared to previous years, and we put that down to the increased alcohol regulations - they certainly have helped; we were quite comfortable," Mr Paul said.

The Dominion Post