Three men were arrested after they allegedly destroyed metal bleachers at Bobby Dodd Stadium during Saturday’s Atlanta United soccer game, according to Georgia Tech police.
And it is not the first time one of the suspects has been accused of raucous behavior at a professional soccer game.
Jared A. Ambrose, 27, of Clermont, Fla., and three members of Orlando City Soccer fan clubs were arrested after smoke bombs were set off at a July 2014 Tampa Bay Rowdies game, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The clubs were suspended and Ambrose and the others were banned from Orlando City games pending the outcome of their court cases. Prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges against the fans.
The latest incident at Bobby Dodd Stadium happened during a 1-1 draw with Orlando City.
Ambrose, Dylan M. Cage, 24, of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Krishnan V. Pandya, 31, of Lake City, Ga., jumped up and down on the bleachers and damaged them, Georgia Tech spokesman Lance Wallace said in an emailed statement.
Wallace did not know the estimated cost of the damage.
The three men were charged with damage to property, according to a Georgia Tech incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cage and Pandya were booked into the Fulton County Jail. Ambrose was not.
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