Crowds spilled into the streets in parts of the Mission and Excelsior districts this afternoon following the San Francisco 49ers’ 28-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in today’s National Football Conference Championship Game, according to police.
Large crowds of celebrating fans have been reported in the Mission District, and at one point a crowd took over parts of Mission Street near Silver Avenue, Officer Gordon Shyy said this evening.
Police are out in force in those areas, however, and officers have not seen the sort of vandalism and crowds that followed the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win in October 2012, Shyy said.
“We anticipated large crowds coming in to the city to watch the game, so we do have substantial resources to address any problems that result,” Shyy said.
“We’re already planning for the Super Bowl,” Shyy added.
The Super Bowl is scheduled to take place Feb. 3 in New Orleans.