30 arrests during 49ers game at Candlestick
Police made 30 arrests during the 49ers final regular season
game at Candlestick Park on Monday, police said.
Most of the arrests were for public drunkenness, though one
person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a
seat from the stadium, Sgt. Eric O’Neal said. Police had to
transport suspects to smaller lockups at district police stations
because San Francisco’s jail became so full at one point, the San
Francisco Chronicle reported.
An additional 81 people were ejected and seven people cited,
police said. One person suffered a minor head injury, the Chronicle
Still, O’Neal said the event went well overall. Police Chief
Greg Suhr had said earlier that fans could expect 50 percent more
officers at Monday’s game than a regular night game.
”For such a large number of people, there were a very small
number of arrests,” O’Neal said. ”We’re very pleased with
The sell-out crowd of about 70,000 people was supplemented by
tailgaters and officials. The 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-24
to clinch a playoff spot in a wild finish that included an
There were fireworks and a musical performance after the
The Niners began playing at The Stick in 1971. The team is
moving to a new, $1.2 billion stadium next season.