Fans Injured At Arena Fonte Nova
Six people suffered minor injuries March 29 when thousands of fans that couldn’t get tickets to a local soccer match at Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, Brazil, rioted.
Police reportedly used pepper spray and tear gas to subdue the crowd, which had lined up at the box office hours before to get tickets to the match between rivals Bahia and Vitoria.
Fighting broke out and some fans tried to break through the gates after organizers ran out of tickets, according to Global Post. Most of the 40,000 tickets were sold online. No arrests were made.
The 56,500-capacity Arena Fonte Nova is one of the venues scheduled to host 2014 World Cup matches.