City Council decides against new alcohol limit at Levi’s Stadium, for now

SANTA CLARA (KRON) — The Santa Clara City Council met at Tuesday night’s city council meeting to discuss the Levi Stadium Alcohol policy but no new policies were adopted or passed.

A few Santa Clara City Council members initiated a discussion on limiting alcohol sales during events at Levi’s Stadium to only before half time.

The ban of alcohol comes in response to three 49er fans were caught on video beating up a Minnesota Vickings fan after the season opener at Levi’s Stadium.

Officers make an average of 20 to 25 alcohol-related arrests during a 49ers game.

Sellers suggested promoting a zero tolerance policy on bad behavior and airing public service announcements during events to encourage attendees to report unruly fans.

City Council members requested more information before they proceed with any new policies.

Members asked city staff to gather more information on what other stadiums across the county. They also asked for more input from the National Football League.

The discussion also sparked the idea of having more law enforcement at the games. The Chief of Pplice was instructed to come back to the City Council with a recommendation.

The Levi’s Stadium currently sells alcohol till the end of the third quarter.

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