SAN FRANCISCO - One sports fan fell to his death in a U.S. stadium, and two others were injured in a fall at a second park, authorities said. The incidents happened on the first day of the professional football season.
A man fell to his death from an elevated pedestrian walkway at a National Football League game in San Francisco on Sunday. Multiple witnesses reported the man appeared to be intoxicated. Authorities said he appeared to be in his 30s.
The same day, a railing collapsed in Indianapolis, injuring two unidentified fans who were leaning against a barrier. Barney Levengood, the stadium's executive director, later issued a statement that said one person was released after receiving medical attention at the stadium. The other was taken to a hospital for additional evaluation.
Since 2003, there have been more than two dozen cases of fans falling at stadiums across the United States, according to the Institute for the Study of Sports Incidents.
Earlier this year in Atlanta, Ronald Lee Homer Jr. died after falling over a railing. His death was the third at an Atlanta stadium in the past year.
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