Super Bowl Alcohol Ban May Hit San Francisco


/ January 25, 2013

San Francisco football fans who plans to knock more than a few back during this year’s Super Bowl may see some restrictions on hard alcohol.

Mayor Ed Lee’s pushing to limit liquor sales before the Super Bowl. He’s currently worried about another incident like the last World Series. The city faced wild rioting and vandalism from drunken fans after the big game.


Lee doesn’t want to issue an outright Super Bowl alcohol ban, but he is encouraging business owners to;

“…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.”

On Jan. 24, the San Francisco Chronicle attempted to explain Mayor Ed Lee’s reasoning behind his suggestion of limiting hard alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday.

“When it comes to celebrating the Super Bowl, Mayor Ed Lee is suggesting that safety might be best served by restricting hard alcohol.”

Is he right?