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Packers Revoke Two Season Tickets

November 1, 2000

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ The Green Bay Packers revoked two season tickets because of what the club said were repeated violations of team policy regarding fan behavior.

``The safety of our fans, along with that of players and other on-field personnel, is a matter that the Green Bay Packers take very seriously,″ team lawyer Jason Wied said.

``We will continue to take whatever steps are necessary to maintain a safe environment at Lambeau Field. Any incident is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but we are particularly sensitive to repeat violations by our season-ticket holders.″

The Packers said the most recent violation came during the Oct. 15 game against San Francisco. The club said a fan in one of the seats was arrested after admitting that he threw a plastic mug or beer bottle onto the field, nearly striking a player and an official.

That person was not the ticket holder of record, but Wied said that had no bearing on the decision. He said the ticket holder had been warned in the past of other indiscretions.

The ticket holder was part of the Green package, getting tickets for six regular-season and one exhibition game a season.

The Packers’ policy bars, among other things:

_excessive use of alcohol or other intoxicants.

_actions that harm or endanger others in the stadium.

_refusal to extinguish smoking materials in places where smoking is prohibited.

_taunting and the repeated use of foul language.

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