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GBPD: 21 arrests, 91 ejections at Lambeau Field during Packers-Vikings game

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Green Bay police at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Saturday, January 5, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).
Green Bay police at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Saturday, January 5, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay police say 21 people were arrested and 91 others were ejected from Lambeau Field during Saturday night's Packers-Vikings playoff game.

In an effort to provide a safe gameday experience, Packers officials stopped alcohol sales after halftime. People at the game also saw an increased police presence. 

Still, the Green Bay P.D. say the 21 arrests were a record for the season. That included 12 people from Wisconsin and seven from Minnesota 

Lt. Jody Buth said the 91 ejections is the highest police have ever seen. 

"That number we were somewhat prepared for," said Buth. 

Buth says nearly all offenses were alcohol-related. 

"The ejection side of it looks to be one of those where we took a zero tolerance policy, a pro-active policy, right at the gates and that's where a lot of that may have increased," said Buth. 

Police said its too early to say whether the decision to stop serving alcohol early and toughen up security made a difference, and that includes whether fans drank more heavily before they got into Lambeau. 

"We're going to get together with the Packers organization, and we will look at the numbers, and look at how things went and do some internal auditing," Buth said. 

A Packers spokesperson tells FOX 11 team officials are still reviewing the police reports, so they didn't want to comment yet on Saturday's numbers. 

Police point out those who caused problems at Saturday's game equal about a fraction of one percent of the 70,000-plus fans who attended. 

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