Super Bowl alcohol ban in San Francisco? Not quite, but mayor hopes to limit rioting

super-bowl-alcohol-ban-san-francisco-49ers-fans.jpgSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is not looking to ban alcohol sales for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 3, but he is concerned about what happened back in October when the San Francisco Giants won the World Series -- riots and vandalism.

Lee is urging businesses to voluntarily limit the sales of hard alcohol during Super Bowl XLVII, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

He announced Thursday (Jan. 24) that he and Chief of Police Greg Suhr will be in the neighborhoods hit by the riots after the World Series to offer support to business owners. They also will "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."

But it's not an outright ban on alcohol by any means.  Christine Falvey, a spokesperson for Lee, says that Lee is "just suggesting that all business owners serve responsibly, and most businesses do."

We like how positive Lee is being, talking about celebrating. If a World Series victory sparks riots, we can only imagine what a havoc Super Bowl defeat will cause, should the 49ers fall to the Baltimore Ravens.

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