Security Tightened For 49ers Games At Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco 49ers security will ask tailgaters to leave the parking lot at Candlestick Park after kickoff under new security measures introduced by the team after fan violence marred a pre-season game with the Oakland Raiders.

The rules will be in effect for the first time during Saturday’s preseason matchup between the 49ers and Houston Texans. Tailgating will not be allowed once the game starts.

49ers spokesman Steve Weakland said team security and San Francisco police will patrol the parking lots and ask fans with tickets to enter the stadium. Others will be asked to either buy a ticket or leave.

The team has also said it plans to use post-game DUI checkpoints and have additional police on hand.

The Aug. 20 game between the Raiders and 49ers at Candlestick was marred by two shootings, a beating and fights.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved)

  • Phil White

    It’s sad that the 1% of Low Life fans, require extra security for sporting events!
    Public safety should come first…..

  • kornelia strong

    I don’t know why people still go to the games?
    Ticket prices are through the roof!
    Players play for money only. There’s no more love of the game.
    Players who are suppose to be role models for our youth are committing more and more crimes.
    And now,
    people get killed or beaten to a pulp at the games!

    Honest people are harassed and criminals bring in their weapons!
    This is insane!!!

    • Mark

      through the roof? i just bought tickets for 15 dollars lower level at stub hub.

  • badass

    That’s the main reason I bought a 61″ plasma. Stay home where it’s safe. Even the lady go’s to her friends house if she’s not watching with me. BBQ,tailgate,bud and more at HOME! BYe Bye Candlestick.

  • gregm

    Forgot your medication today, did you?

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