SANTA CLARA -- Twelve people were arrested, mostly for public intoxication, at the Levi's Stadium debut Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers, according to the Santa Clara Police Department.

Figures released Monday show that of the 12 arrests, which were processed at the stadium's on-site underground detention center, 10 were for alcohol-related offenses. One person was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery stemming from a domestic violence conflict, and one person was arrested for allegedly threatening an officer.

At least one person arrested was female, Lt. Kurt Clarke said.

Fans arrive for the first-ever 49ers NFL football game at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay
Fans arrive for the first-ever 49ers NFL football game at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group) ( D. ROSS CAMERON )

Santa Clara police deputized about 100 out-of-town officers to help patrol the stadium, which drew close to its 70,000 capacity for the 49ers game. However, the preseason exhibition that saw the visiting Denver Broncos win 34-0 sent streams of fans heading for the exits starting in the third quarter.

Because of the early exodus, Clarke echoed general sentiments that Sunday's game was not a harbinger of how the regular-season environment might play out.

"We're learning as we go," Clarke said. "Each event will dictate what we have to do, depending on the team playing, the rivalries, all that goes into play. We're going to see what happens."

Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.



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