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.