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49ers football fan stabbed near Candlestick Park

The exterior of Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers football stadium, is seen before an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
The exterior of Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers football stadium
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO - A man was seriously wounded Sunday when he was stabbed near Candlestick Park on his way to the San Francisco 49ers' home game.

Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said two men suspected of attacking the 27-year-old Elk Grove man were arrested a short distance away.

Andraychak said the victim was with five friends when the suspects approached them on the southwest side of the stadium. He said they got into an argument and one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso.

He was rushed to the hospital, and Andraychak said he was expected to survive.

Andraychak said the victim and his attackers were all 49ers fans.

Police only identified the suspects as a 30-year-old San Francisco man and a 22-year-old Daly City man.

Last year, two men were shot and wounded following a San Francisco 49ers-Oakland Raiders NFL preseason game at Candlestick Park.