On February 11th, 2022

ABC Agents Working to Ensure a Safe Super Bowl Weekend ABC agents make educational visits to businesses and address unlicensed vendors

INGLEWOOD–  California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents are working throughout Super Bowl Week to increase safety at various events including the Super Bowl Game played on Sunday, February 13 at the SoFi stadium in Inglewood.

ABC agents are checking compliance, providing education to businesses, and working to ensure that alcohol is not being served to minors or to those who have had too much to drink.

"ABC agents work at and around venues big and small in our state to educate and enforce so that we may enjoy events safely," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  "They work nights and weekends, often giving up time with their family and friends to protect us from harm.  Please celebrate responsibly this weekend.  And to all our CSLEA members who are working to keep Super Bowl weekend safe, thank you for your service."

“California will be on the world stage this Super Bowl weekend,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “The department has been working with officials and local law enforcement to help make this event successful, safe, and free of any alcohol-related incidents.”

ABC agents have been making educational visits to ABC licensed businesses throughout the area to ensure compliance with alcoholic beverage laws, and to help them be prepared for expected crowds this weekend. They are also visiting various events this week to ensure alcohol servers are practicing responsible beverage service.

Agents have also been monitoring the area surrounding SoFi stadium to make sure anyone selling alcohol has a license. During the past two weeks, agents have issued citations to multiple individuals for selling alcohol without a license. This is a violation of Section 23300 of the California Business and Professions Code. Agents found the unlicensed vendors selling alcohol illegally from carts and ice chests near SoFi stadium.

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