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Violence still an issue at Candlestick Park

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When the 49ers move from Candlestick Park to the Field of Jeans, the franchise surely hopes fans no longer will try to hit each other with candlesticks.  Or any other weapons.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday’s 27-7 loss to the Colts included a 40-year-old man suffering a concussion, a broken nose, and a broken arm.  The victim reportedly was beaten for allegedly urinating in a 29-year-old man’s car.  (Initial reports pegged the victim at 15 years of age.)

In a separate incident, 36-year-old Daisy Barringer allegedly was kicked and punched by a female 49ers fan.

“There’s so much violence — it’s Niners fans on Niners fans, women assaulting women,” Barringer told the Chronicle. “I just feel like it’s taken a dark turn.  If we win, people drink too much and are happy drunk.  Because we lost, it turned into anger.  I’ve just had so many problems there. . . .

“It just changed,” Barringer said.  “I don’t usually make generalizations, but the caliber of fans has just gone downhill.  People are looking for a fight, and I truly just don’t understand it.  I just don’t understand any of this.”

The league surely understands that it’s the kind of dynamic that will get people to choose to stay home and watch games on TV.  While plenty of tickets already have been sold for the team’s new stadium, ongoing issues like this will make it harder to keep the stadium full.

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  1. ingraven says: Sep 25, 2013 1:56 PM

    Is that Kaepernick trying to choke out a fan?!?!? Don’t take it out on him because your over-rated.

  2. praetorian12 says: Sep 25, 2013 1:57 PM

    I wanted to ask when did Raiders fans become Niners fans…

  3. markaw31 says: Sep 25, 2013 1:57 PM

    I’ll take my 65-inch flatscreen at home over going to the game all day every day.

  4. truninerfan49 says: Sep 25, 2013 1:58 PM

    It’s pretty sad that our fans are tougher than our team right now

  5. elwaysagenius says: Sep 25, 2013 1:59 PM

    Fans are as classy as the team.

  6. 23rdusernameused says: Sep 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    SHOCKER!

    The new stadium should be called “field of fights”, or “field of fighting”…
    I bet that’ll help!

  7. fm31970 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    Maybe they need more undercover cops wearing 49ers jerseys in the stands.

    Do they cut off alcohol sales at the end of the third quarter at Candlestick?

  8. philsphan34 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:01 PM

    Must be those damn rowdy Philly fans going to all these 9ers games

  9. historyisyourfriend says: Sep 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    Truth be told, this isn’t just a 49ers fan type issue. This has been seen at several stadiums throughout professional sports. Bottom line is people are so tied up in their team now that they simply cannot accept that they might lose or that other fans will show up to root their team on in “their house”.

    I guess we can all be thankful (those of us who go to games here in America) that this isn’t soccer(yet). Their fans literally will kill for their team – just ask the ref down there who was lynched in South America.

  10. jason1980 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    Really, violence at Candlestick Park? There’s probably violence in the locker room of the 49’ers, the way they’re stinking up the NFL.

  11. arcadedna says: Sep 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    Dirtbags.

  12. scoops1 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    Maybe the Niners should be forced to play some home games in London

  13. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    “…the caliber of fans has just gone downhill.”

    My thoughts exactly.

  14. mikemccarthyhof says: Sep 25, 2013 2:04 PM

    of course. it all starts with whinebaugh and joe staley cheap shots against clayminatour

  15. doug89 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:05 PM

    “The victim reportedly was beaten for allegedly urinating in a 29-year-old man’s car.”

    Really? I think that’s the first time someone who pissed inside of another guy’s car was called the victim…

  16. circuscivics says: Sep 25, 2013 2:06 PM

    Stay classy San Francisco.

  17. dolphindad says: Sep 25, 2013 2:07 PM

    why don’t they just stop selling alcohol at the games?

    oh yea…$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    they don’t really care.

  18. cliffclavicle says: Sep 25, 2013 2:07 PM

    Booze, specifically beer, is the problem. These fans attend the games fully intending to drink themselves stupid, and they do. Attributing it to anything else is silly.

  19. beardinals says: Sep 25, 2013 2:07 PM

    Stay classy, SF.

    Smart people will stay away from SF, SEA and OAK.

  20. briank1ne says: Sep 25, 2013 2:09 PM

    if someone urinates in my car they deserve a couple broken bones.

  21. athwartships says: Sep 25, 2013 2:10 PM

    Yea….you pee in my car, you have to know you have a whooping coming.

  22. 2jivecrew says: Sep 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    Look at the fans in that attached photo of one altercation. Says it all. Take that however you wish. Looks more like a Los Angeles Raiders game from back in the day.

  23. fumblenuts says: Sep 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    “There’s so much violence — it’s Niners fans on Niners fans, women assaulting women,” Barringer told the Chronicle.

    A city FULL of Tools!!!

  24. somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    Try going to a Donkey game in Denver…the absolute most obnoxious, disgusting, vulgar, violent fans in the NFL…by far. And that’s when they are winning.

  25. newagerocker says: Sep 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    And yet Philly still has the stigma of the worst behaved fans.

  26. 49erdynasty says: Sep 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    I’ve been a season ticket holder for years and have never seen a single fight.

  27. razzmatazzcomics says: Sep 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    What..what..what is this?? I thought this only happened in Philly, according to the media. But hey, at least a few dozen drunks didn’t throw snowballs at a drunken Santa in 1968. {sarcasm}

  28. jessejames182 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    I think the smart move for the NFL to say that drunk fans are just misinterpreting bud lights slogan “Grab some buds”, and that fans should always get belligerently drunk on the leagues primary beer sponsor.

  29. radrntn says: Sep 25, 2013 2:16 PM

    oh I guess the niners can’t use the raiders as a scapegoat on this one…. no more pointing the finger, time to look in the mirror.

  30. kaeptovernon says: Sep 25, 2013 2:17 PM

    Cue people whining and calling them the fortywhiners blah blah blah. Drunk people tend to fight. Sports fans tend to drink.

  31. deweyaxewound says: Sep 25, 2013 2:18 PM

    “Violence still an issue at Candlestick Park”

    *none of which has come from the 49ers defense

  32. hyprcaffeinated says: Sep 25, 2013 2:19 PM

    49er fans are jerks, just like their head coach.

  33. 80sbroncofan says: Sep 25, 2013 2:19 PM

    40whiners

  34. justintuckrule says: Sep 25, 2013 2:20 PM

    Hypocrite NFL will badger women for bringing in their feminine products in anything but a see-through bag but won’t crack down on in-stadium alcohol sales because that would affect the bottom line too much. They only care about public safety when they’re not losing out on it. d-bags.

  35. BringBackTheFlex says: Sep 25, 2013 2:20 PM

    Piss on or in my car and you might get more than a beating.

    Seriously, is anyone feeling sorry for that a-hole?

  36. neckbeardnation says: Sep 25, 2013 2:21 PM

    I’d beat the crap out of someone too if they peed in my car.

  37. scaredhitless says: Sep 25, 2013 2:21 PM

    Increase prices so only the elite, entitled, 1%, corporate people can afford to go to the game.

    They never cause problems, cheer, or even bother to show up before kickoff.

    Problem solved.

  38. ratsfoiledagain says: Sep 25, 2013 2:22 PM

    historyisyourfriend says: Sep 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    Truth be told, this isn’t just a 49ers fan type issue. This has been seen at several stadiums throughout professional sports. Bottom line is people are so tied up in their team now that they simply cannot accept that they might lose or that other fans will show up to root their team on in “their house”.

    I guess we can all be thankful (those of us who go to games here in America) that this isn’t soccer(yet). Their fans literally will kill for their team – just ask the ref down there who was lynched in South America.
    *************************
    It didn’t take long for that ref in the Sea/GB game last year to receive death threats.

  39. 12444uggg says: Sep 25, 2013 2:22 PM

    Must be the new bandwagon 9ers fan that’s prior knowledge of the franchise starts and stops with “Joe Montana and Jerry Rice won the Super Series” a bunch of times.
    Glad the Colts could light the fuse for you “enlightened” west coasters.

  40. graphicwolfart says: Sep 25, 2013 2:23 PM

    It’s the “I’m Entitled to Everything” age is what’s wrong.

    This oughtta be good to watch the thumbs down numbers …why? Because you think your entitled :)

  41. SouthTexasRaider says: Sep 25, 2013 2:23 PM

    and y’all talk about the Raiders…..LMAO!

    teams stinking it up worse in 2013 and y’all talk about the Raiders…..STILL??!!??….LMAO!

  42. blackfootkiller says: Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Wasn’t it Jimmy the Blowhard Harbugh who said ‘Come With Some Knuckles’?

  43. leroyquimby says: Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Didn’t you guys mean to say Philadelphia?

  44. painsyndicate says: Sep 25, 2013 2:27 PM

    “…the caliber of fans has just gone downhill.”
    ——–
    That is an extremely polite way of putting it.

    New stadiums allow you to weed these people out by charging prohibitive amounts for tickets, parking, food and beer.

  45. norcalraiderpimp says: Sep 25, 2013 2:28 PM

    If a dude pisses in my car, a beating should be expected.

    And they say Raider fans are bad…please!

  46. richmondbolt says: Sep 25, 2013 2:28 PM

    Not a huge fan of fighting, most things can be resolved without it, peeing in my car is not one of them. He deserved to get his ass beat.

  47. vdaigglesfan says: Sep 25, 2013 2:29 PM

    philsphan34 says:
    Sep 25, 2013 2:01 PM
    Must be those damn rowdy Philly fans going to all these 9ers games

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    1) philly fan don’t whine about the whoopin’.
    2) we don’t urinate in people’s cars, we throw up on their kids.

  48. twilson962 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:31 PM

    Candlestick is a dump. It’s a crap place to watch a game…

  49. zetotalpackage says: Sep 25, 2013 2:32 PM

    More hard hits in the stands than by the Niner defense. Of course, SF’s management will gloss over this with a statement about how “classy” most of their fans are.

  50. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 25, 2013 2:34 PM

    Um…”Field of Jeans”??? Really???

  51. facetious0ne says: Sep 25, 2013 2:36 PM

    You ever read the comment sections in the nfl tab? My point here is, NFL fans are already stupid, You add beer into the equation and this is what you get. I am a 49er fan and there is not a chance I would take my kids to a game these days. These fans are out of control. Doesn’t help that half of them were Raider fans back in the early 2000’s ;)

  52. wearethesteelers says: Sep 25, 2013 2:37 PM

    Pathetic franchise and fanbase.

  53. dccowboy says: Sep 25, 2013 2:39 PM

    It hasn’t changed. 49’ers fans have been like that since at least the 80’s.

    I remember Dallas fans coming back from 49’er home games relating that 49’er fans urinated on them from the upper decks and several we’re beaten up in the parking lot while SF Cops stood by and watched.

  54. thestillcity says: Sep 25, 2013 2:39 PM

    Football fans, in general, are about the lowest human beings can go. Every stadium is full of mouth-breathing simpletons, who aren’t even fun to be around, let alone engage in camaraderie as a fellow ‘fan’. I politely refuse tickets every time I’m offered them here in Denver. The atmosphere is a far cry from my memories of Candlestick in the 80’s and 90’s. It is very much lower calibre of fan.

    One only has to read this comment section to see what I’m talking about.

  55. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 25, 2013 2:40 PM

    “It just changed,” Barringer said. “I don’t usually make generalizations, but the caliber of fans has just gone downhill. People are looking for a fight, and I truly just don’t understand it. I just don’t understand any of this.”
    ===============================

    Leadership starts from the top.

    And that’s where it ends in San Fran.

  56. pushn50 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    The 40 Whiners and their fans are falling apart at the seams!

  57. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    The victim reportedly was beaten for allegedly urinating in a 29-year-old man’s car.
    ==================================

    Don’t worry.

    The new stadium will have sufficient urinals.

    Nothing to see here.

    Move along.

  58. facetious0ne says: Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Sep 25, 2013 2:37 PM

    Pathetic franchise and fanbase.
    ——————————————-
    Get out of here, Your QB is a rapist.

  59. darrett71 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    Its California, what do you expect?

  60. richndc says: Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    These are not real football fans, these are animals, who were raised so poorly they really do not even know any better. Like those 4 Philly fans who tried to gang jump me in a Texas stadium bathroom, not realizing the 6’7″ redneck at the sink was my ‘little’ brother. 2 of them ran like the little cowards they are, one got his trachea most viciously crushed and one, well, I am not sure how bad he was hurt, but for sure he was not able to fly for a few days…sometimes these tough folks pick the wrong ones…and of course cry foul like babies when they get their just desserts and wanna sue everyone.

  61. thestillcity says: Sep 25, 2013 2:42 PM

    painsyndicate says:

    “That is an extremely polite way of putting it.

    New stadiums allow you to weed these people out by charging prohibitive amounts for tickets, parking, food and beer.”

    * * *

    Not to mention, in this case, location. Santa Clara is a very different demographic.

  62. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 25, 2013 2:43 PM

    Does look like Colon Krapernick choking someone out in the picture.

    No wonder he’s got no fight in him during the game.

    He’s spending it in the stands.

  63. eustus says: Sep 25, 2013 2:45 PM

    This problem isn’t unique to the Bay area. Been to a game in Buffalo? Baltimore? Philly?

    The game day experience just isn’t family friendly and in a lot of cases, dealing with that many beligerent drunks isn’t a whole lot of fun. Look, I enjoy binge drinking and sitting at an outdoor stadium as much as the next guy but at a certain point I am starting to accept that I am getting too old for that frat boy crap. It makes going to a game a lof of hassle. Especially if I have the temerity to cheer for the visiting team.

  64. joe2jerry says: Sep 25, 2013 2:46 PM

    I’ve been a Niner fan since around 79-80′ but have lived out of state and out of the area for most of that. I can say truly, the class of the Niner fans have gone way down since my first game at the stick. I’m not real excited about our players class either come to think of it. Aldon and Brooks have really been a departure from what I consider the Gold standard.

    Other fans, please note that other than the last Texans game I went to (which was preseason) I haven’t seen a lot of class from the drunks in your building either.

  65. thestillcity says: Sep 25, 2013 2:46 PM

    deweyaxewound says:
    Sep 25, 2013 2:18 PM
    “Violence still an issue at Candlestick Park”

    None of which has come from the 49ers defense”

    * * *

    Funny, then why all the 15-yard penalties for hard, yet legal hits?

  66. MasMacho says: Sep 25, 2013 2:47 PM

    Created by a fan base that thinks having super bowl wins is an entitlement to eternal success. There is nothing uglier than a 49er fan after a loss.

  67. jtnguy39 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:47 PM

    People who get in fights for their team are losers. They are seriously empty inside. Why the hell would you fight for your team? Would they fight for you? No. Stop looking stupid.

  68. sportnorcal says: Sep 25, 2013 2:52 PM

    These stories are ridiculous.
    Every year it’s about a different stadium, when the issue isn’t team or stadium specific.

    This just in, people get trashed at NFL games. They get violent and act like a**es. EVer sat in the bleachers of ANY MLB game at any ballpark? You will find pockets of inebriated fans there too.

  69. 52lightsxout52 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:53 PM

    You stay classy, 9er fans!!! ;-)

  70. sharks123 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:57 PM

    Yep, some 49ers fans are jerks, some are actually cool and some are pissed off they abandoned the run last Sunday. I hate when other fans lump us all together. It’s weak. I’m rethinking going to see the 49ers play at Candlestick one last time, who needs that crap. Too many wanna be tough guys too stupid to have a good time. Looking for a fight and defending yourself or your property are obviously totally different. If this story is true that kid definitely learned the hard way.

  71. niners1986 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:01 PM

    I personally haven’t seen any fights when I went last year. A cowboy fan got stabbed but idk what he was doing at a niner giants game . I’m not a violent person but there was def trash talking on both sides throughout the game it just takes you picking the wrong one I guess.

  72. kepdogg23 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:04 PM

    In Baltimore, some kid gave my dad the finger while his father threatened to push me down the stairs. In Pittsburgh, I saw two Steelers fans trying to throw the other off the upper deck. In Landover, had a Redskins fan throwing haymakers at me and two friends all at the same time.

    Unfortunately this happens at every game. It probably involves alcohol, and the home team losing. I doubt the guy peeing in a car was sober!! It is terrible that a handfull of drunk idiots can ruin your perception of an entire fanbase.

  73. clssylssy says: Sep 25, 2013 3:05 PM

    Santa Clara? Isn’t that the place where the Lost Boys/vampires reside? Probably a step up! However, things were no different with 9er fans back in the day of Steve Young or with Denver fans, Cowboy fans, Raider fans…some people you just didn’t want coming to your house.

  74. crush22 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:08 PM

    thestillcity says:
    Sep 25, 2013 2:42 PM
    painsyndicate says:

    Not to mention, in this case, location. Santa Clara is a very different demographic.

    _________________________________

    Pfftt……9er fan will have that stadium looking like the projects in 2 years.

  75. 49erlifer says: Sep 25, 2013 3:11 PM

    Well the fight I watched was two on two niners fans vs colts fans but because its cali northerners vs southernerns I’m sure.

  76. howiehandles says: Sep 25, 2013 3:11 PM

    Eliminate booze, and the problems go down by 75%. But there is no way in hell that teams will do that. Too much $$ to worry about the bad press of people getting assaulted at games.

  77. jimmyt says: Sep 25, 2013 3:12 PM

    Maybe it’s time for the NFL to start moving teams OUT of California.

  78. keepingitrealdumb says: Sep 25, 2013 3:15 PM

    i don’t know why everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room. these ‘fans’ are not the white collar type or the regular decent person type of ‘fan’ .. these are street gang members.

    and when you get a bunch of street gang members all boozed up you get what you get. hell .. you get what you get even when they are not liquor’d up.

  79. drgreenstreak says: Sep 25, 2013 3:16 PM

    Some cities have learned to keep the violence quiet,. Right Seattle?

  80. niners1986 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:22 PM

    All I see on these stories are nothing but ppl always bashing the niners and their fans every chance they get lol. It’s funny and pathetic but when we were winning you no where to be seen. Only three games. We’ll bounce back. Win or lose . Niners!

  81. trollaikman8 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:24 PM

    @kepdogg23

    Dude I think you need to invest in an LED and Sunday Ticket.

  82. beastmode5150 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:27 PM

    Continued class from the dirtbag niners.

  83. piscataquis007 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:33 PM

    I’m going to take a lot of heat for this I think, but it’s been pointed out alot already in the posts here that the folks starting the problems are almost always drunk.
    Maybe the answer is, stop selling alcohol at the games. Or maybe stop selling at the start of the third quarter. Or maybe sell only in the concourses so we can cut down on the number of over-served people.
    The people who are starting trouble are probably idiots even when they’re sober, but if getting them drunk results in them hurting other people, or otherwise breaking the law, lets stop giving them alcohol.

  84. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 25, 2013 3:34 PM

    niners1986 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:22 PM

    All I see on these stories are nothing but ppl always bashing the niners and their fans every chance they get lol. It’s funny and pathetic but when we were winning you no where to be seen. Only three games. We’ll bounce back. Win or lose . Niners!
    ===========================
    Appears the Niners and their fans bashing the Niners and their fans…

    No?

  85. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 25, 2013 3:35 PM

    drgreenstreak says: Sep 25, 2013 3:16 PM

    Some cities have learned to keep the violence quiet,. Right Seattle?
    ==============================

    They take out their aggression by being the loudest fans in the history of organized sports.

  86. zn0rseman says: Sep 25, 2013 3:36 PM

    The quality of football fans has gotten worse as the intelligence and values of the people in this country has gotten worse.

  87. seatownballers says: Sep 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    Lol. Honestly guys I’m guilty of this. I was in downtown Seattle, came back to the parking lot, found 2 drunkards pissing on my car. I threw down against 2 guys. In the end we all had bloody noses. But they apologized, and gave me a ten spot to wash my ride. Happens in any city

  88. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 25, 2013 3:38 PM

    somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    Try going to a Donkey game in Denver…the absolute most obnoxious, disgusting, vulgar, violent fans in the NFL…by far. And that’s when they are winning.
    ————————————-
    That’s kinda funny, I’ve been to at least one game each of the last 7 years or so and have never seen one fight. Your hatred for the Broncos is past annoying and/or pathetic. It’s actually to the point of being laughable. Maybe you should start rooting for a different team. Rooting for one that loses so much is obviously not good for your psyche.

  89. norcalmafia says: Sep 25, 2013 3:38 PM

    Well that explains it all..If you look in the top right of the picture in the Colts jersey thats Kimbo Slice….

  90. ydousuk says: Sep 25, 2013 3:40 PM

    kepdogg23 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:04 PM

    In Baltimore, some kid gave my dad the finger while his father threatened to push me down the stairs. In Pittsburgh, I saw two Steelers fans trying to throw the other off the upper deck. In Landover, had a Redskins fan throwing haymakers at me and two friends all at the same time.
    —————————————————————

    So what exactly do you do to piss so many people off?

  91. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 25, 2013 3:41 PM

    somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    Try going to a Donkey game in Denver…the absolute most obnoxious, disgusting, vulgar, violent fans in the NFL…by far. And that’s when they are winning.
    ———————————————–
    Yeah, I’m sure it has nothing to do with you…
    Just your posts here on PFT tell me who instigates all of these violent encounters you speak of.

  92. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 25, 2013 3:42 PM

    Maybe they should sell mocktails at the San Fran game.

    It would mix nicely with their mockteam.

    Playing mockfootball.

  93. charger383 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:43 PM

    Why I watch games at home

  94. ravenschick says: Sep 25, 2013 3:44 PM

    eustus says:Sep 25, 2013 2:45 PM

    This problem isn’t unique to the Bay area. Been to a game in Buffalo? Baltimore? Philly?

    The game day experience just isn’t family friendly and in a lot of cases, dealing with that many beligerent drunks isn’t a whole lot of fun. Look, I enjoy binge drinking and sitting at an outdoor stadium as much as the next guy but at a certain point I am starting to accept that I am getting too old for that frat boy crap. It makes going to a game a lof of hassle. Especially if I have the temerity to cheer for the visiting team.

    **********************************************

    Unless you are an obnoxious Steeler fan or just a jacka$$ in general, opposing fans have no worries in Baltimore. I’ve been a season ticket holder since 1997 and I’ve seen one fight in my section and maybe 4 – 5 in the entire upper deck during that time. There are way too may SAFE (stadium security) and BCPD around to get away with anything. And if you screw up twice, PSLs & season tickets will be pulled permanently. It’s not worth it to fight.

    Unlike in Houston, where I had beer & water thrown on me (while I was sitting down), men taunting middle-aged women (wow, how manly) and Ravens hats beating removed from fan’s heads and thrown to the lower deck. Security nowhere in sight and no one could tell me where to find them.

  95. kanishj says: Sep 25, 2013 3:46 PM

    –They take out their aggression by being the loudest fans in the history of organized sports.–

    BS. The design of their stadium allows that to happen. They are no “louder” than anyone else.

  96. uptjeff says: Sep 25, 2013 3:47 PM

    I’ve been to numerous stadiums around the country, including Candlestick Park. Niner fans are by the trashiest, most classless in the league.

  97. mrlaloosh says: Sep 25, 2013 3:49 PM

    Move the team to Mexico City. No violence there.

  98. crush22 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:51 PM

    niners1986 says:
    Sep 25, 2013 3:22 PM
    It’s funny and pathetic but when we were winning you no where to be seen. Only three games. We’ll bounce back……..

    __________________________________

    ……and if we don’t, we’ll beat the crap out of you!

  99. trollhammer20 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:55 PM

    I’d like to think the $2000 PSLs will keep the unruly types out of the newer stadium, but who am I kidding? People who can afford to get fighting drunk on $8 beers have plenty of cash on hand.

  100. boisestatewhodat says: Sep 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    Come on down to New Orleans, we’ll show you how a real fan base acts!

  101. judsonjr says: Sep 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    When the Giants were in Candlestick, it was no different. Once they moved to the city, it became a nice place to watch a game. I’ve ridden the train to games, and people will drink their beers on the train and still behave. Likewise, the post game train may be crowded…but it’s usually decently behaved.

    As for overall violence, there will always be some fights and scuffles when tons of alcohol. Now at a decent place, cooler heads will prevail or fellow game-goers will help separate the people fighting.

    However, when people start to get stabbed and curbstomped when they are down, it’s not good. No one is going to rush in for fear of getting the same done to them. It’s more likely some loser will pile on and start kicking someone when they are down.

  102. mustafa67 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:20 PM

    Fans in general really need to get a life. You are not part of the team. Buy your ticket, cheer on your team, have a beer or two and that’s it. If your team wins, great, if not WHO CARES! It doesn’t affect you! Anyone raising a hand to anyone else needs to be banned from NFL stadiums for life.

  103. brian55906 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:21 PM

    If a 15 year old kid urinated in my car…… I’d punch him in the face too.

  104. kepdogg23 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:23 PM

    @ydousuk…that is the problem, I go to the games and root for the away team, and that seems to be enough. I was at the Skins game with a Skins fan…he was the first one that got punched.

    @ravenschick…you admit to witnessing 5-6 fights at the game in the past 16 years. Unfortunately, I would imagine you have not seen all of the nonsense that goes on. I took my wife and father to a game 7-8 years ago, and they refuse to go to another in Baltimore.

    And the Pittsburgh fight…I did nothing but watch 2 Steelers fans fight each other.

  105. packersarethebest says: Sep 25, 2013 4:31 PM

    Wow – who would have thought that San Fran fans were so classless? I guess the “smash-mouth” attitude of its “tough as nails, fist with a mouth” coach is rubbing on them! Stay classy 49ers!

  106. ilovetdsnnbeer says: Sep 25, 2013 4:36 PM

    I’m a Packer Fan and was at candlestick for the opener Me and my brother didn’t encounter any problems .. 49’ers fans where great and hospitable, there was a lot of friendly trash talk.. but Honestly Home Team Fans need to learn to give and take and not act like what happens in the parking lot actually does anything to help there team or outcome of the game but maybe give there team and fans a bad name .. Visiting Fans need to act like the visiting team and not try to take over like there the home team .. after a few drinks don’t try to be brave and start acting obnoxious because your team is up by a field goal at the half ..being loud and obnoxious against the home team is not brave it doesn’t even make you a die hard fan.. it just makes you look stupid and sends an invitation for trouble.. me and my bro have tailgated at many stadiums and have always had a blast …Go Pack Go

  107. dcapettini says: Sep 25, 2013 4:45 PM

    Many fans enter the stadium drunk due to very high prices ($7 for 16oz beer) in the stadium. They really load up before the game and get real surly when they start to come down from the buzz. As counter intuitive as it is, maybe there didn’t used to be these problems back in the day because beer was $2.

    I don’t go to very many games here in Baltimore but the biggest problem I have seen is sloppy drunks, spilling all over you and falling down.

  108. cburmester85 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:48 PM

    I’ve been to a few different stadiums while rooting for the visiting team… Carolina fans were great, Tampa fans were pretty cool, but man the Jags fans were awful of course if you lived in “beautiful” Jacksonville and had that great franchise you’d probably be looking for trouble too.

  109. unofficialvoice says: Sep 25, 2013 4:49 PM

    I am part of a group of 10 people planning to travel from Seattle to an away game at one of the rivals.

    We wanted to go to San Francisco but chose Arizona for this exact reason!

  110. uptjeff says: Sep 25, 2013 4:50 PM

    Everyone keeps blaming alcohol. Y’all are a bunch of lightweights. Nola has the best fans in the country, and I guess it’s because they can handle their liquor.

  111. boisestatewhodat says: Sep 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    uptjeff is right! We treat people right and with the French Quarter right across the street, you better believe we know how to party. We just do it up right…bunch of clowns out west I suppose!

  112. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 25, 2013 5:09 PM

    Jim Harbaugh’s coaching style has extended to the fans!

  113. i10east says: Sep 25, 2013 6:04 PM

    Just the Bay Area being the Bay Area….

  114. bearsoxass says: Sep 25, 2013 9:49 PM

    Move in another city.

  115. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:17 PM

    Classy.

  116. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 26, 2013 11:47 AM

    Wow I always thought that San Fran was a beautiful city. It’s a shame it’s nothing but a bunch of grandstanding, front running bullies.

  117. schafler says: Sep 27, 2013 8:31 PM

    I can tell you why there’s more violence in San Francisco these days…..simple….they’re really Raider fans that have jumped ship. They have been losers for 10 straight years and they want to watch a winner so they simply cross the bay bridge. If you have women hitting other women then they’re from Oakland…..I think the average Raider fan has done 3-5 years. LOL

  118. blughst20 says: Sep 28, 2013 3:51 AM

    Ok, this was a long time ago but in 1968 I was in Dallas for the Green Bay-Cowboys pre season game because I was in Texas for flight school. I walked up to the will call window in full uniform and asked if they had any “house” seats for the sold out game. I received two seats in the first row on the 40 yard line for some crazy low price. My buddy and I each bought a green bay straw hat and went to our seats. The fans around us were razzing us and just giving us a hard time as expected but were really very nice. It was a fun game.

    What is reported here is a completely different atmosphere and has kept me for the most part away from games for the past 30 years.

    Oh, by the way, I attended the “Ice Bowl” the previous December and it was too cold to get into trouble except the guy two rows down from us who’s poncho tent caught on fire from the charcoal burner under it. Only his head was sticking out. He jumped around a bit got laughed at but was unhurt.

  119. theblowtorchreview says: Sep 30, 2013 8:24 PM

    I see mostly black people fighting. Wha’s new?

  120. bullcharger says: Oct 1, 2013 7:55 AM

    These guys are nuts. There is no chance someone engineered the blackout to try and keep the game close. The Super Bowl is about money. Imagine how mad advertisers were that had their ad scheduled for late in the second half. Viewer ship dropped for sure.

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