Qualcomm Stadium sees the highest average of arrests resulting from fan violence of any stadium in the NFL, according to a newly released report by The Washington Post.
Still, the report indicates the high number may have more to do with the stadium’s zero tolerance policy than an inordinate amount of violence.
Between 2011 and 2015, the San Diego Chargers saw an average of 24.6 arrests per game. The New York Giants came in second with an average of 22.5 arrests.
That’s a far cry from the teams that had the fewest fan arrests, such as the Seahawks, Buccaneers and Bears, which all saw an average of .8 arrests.
Before you think Chargers fans are incrementally worse than other NFL fans, consider this: the report highlights how police at Qualcomm Stadium implemented stricter policies in 2013 after a parking lot brawl, where glass bottles were thrown.
The report states that the increase in arrests was a byproduct of the franchise’s zero-tolerance policies.
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