A Super Bowl alcohol ban is being considered by San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee. A Jan. 25 report in the San Francisco Chronicle reveals that Lee finds himself in a difficult position over how to allow fans to celebrate a victory and how to avoid a huge riot.
When the 49ers play at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans Feb. 3, he plans to stay behind and observe how the city responds to the outcome. He wants restaurants and bars to limit alcohol sales before a potential win in the NFL championship game.
Lee's spokeswoman, Christine Falvey, said this is not an alcohol ban, but a precautionary measure.
"He's just suggesting that all business owners serve responsibly, and most businesses do," Falvey said.
All of this stems from the riots that took place after the Giants won the World Series. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr will tour neighborhoods that were hit by vandalism after the World Series. He wants to offer support to business owners and suggest that "they serve something (other) than heavy alcohol during times of celebration, because that inebriation sometimes doesn't help with people who want to maybe go beyond the bounds of acceptability in their celebration."
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