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San Francisco police report dozens of arrests at 49ers-Packers game

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After 92 people were ejected from the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, the Niners have announced added security measures for future games at Candlestick Park. - EZRA SHAW/GETTY IMAGES
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  • After 92 people were ejected from the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, the Niners have announced added security measures for future games at Candlestick Park.

Police made dozens of arrests Saturday for public intoxication at Candlestick Park during the playoff game between the 49ers and Green Bay Packers, police said.

Candlestick was near capacity for the game, according to attendance statistics. Of the nearly 70,000 who attended the matchup, police ejected 92 people from the stadium, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

There also were 62 people treated for injuries at the on-site medical facility, police said. The types of injuries sustained were not immediately available.

Police arrested 25 people for public intoxication and two for DUI. Separately, officers arrested two people for a suspected auto burglary.

Police had said before the playoff game that security would be heightened with uniformed police and undercover officers wearing 49ers and Packers team clothing, such as jerseys.

The 49ers’ win over the Packers will be the only postseason game at Candlestick this year. The team will travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons next week. If they win there, the 49ers would play in the Super Bowl — which is always held at a pre-selected site — in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

Security at Candlestick made headlines in August 2011 during a preseason game between the 49ers and the  Raiders in which 39 people were arrested or cited for violence or public intoxication, and 10 people were treated for injuries.

After that game, the 49ers announced added security measures at Candlestick Park, including limiting tailgating during the game and cracking down on drinking inside and outside the stadium.

mbillings@sfexaminer.com