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Fan stabbed on his way in to Candlestick Park for 49ers game

Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: San Francisco 49ers fans cheer on their team during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Ezra Shaw

In yet another instance of violence directed at a fan going to an NFL game, a man was seriously wounded when he was stabbed near Candlestick Park today as he was heading in to watch the 49ers play the Giants.

San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak told the Associated Press that two men have been arrested in the stabbing of the 27-year-old fan. Police say the victim and the attackers were all 49ers fans.

According to police, the victim was one of six fans heading into the stadium who were approached by the two suspects. An argument broke out and one of the suspects pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso. The victim is expected to survive.

Violence in and around NFL stadiums has been a serious problem, and one that neither the NFL nor the municipalities where stadiums are located have been able to get a handle on. Ugly incidents like this happen too often.