YouTube user DJKORA uploaded video clips appearing to depict fans on the field at Sam Boyd Stadium during the Club America-Chivas match on July 3, 2013. The video showed fans throwing bottles at each other and police in riot gear. (DJKORA/YouTube.com)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
In an attempt to avoid the chaos of the last international soccer game that took place in Las Vegas, police said a significant plan of action will be in place for an exhibition game set for Saturday.
Larry Hadfield, with Las Vegas Metro police, assured an "appropriate amount" of officers will be on hand for the Monarcas Morelia and Luis Angel Firpo match. The former team hales from Mexico while the latter team is from El Salvador.
The vow for stepped up security is in response to the chaos inside and outside of Sam Boyd Stadium during the July 3 match between Chivas and Club America. Six people were sent to the hospital and 20 citations were issued as a result, police said.
Many YouTube videos showed the chaos depicted rival fans throwing rocks and bottles at each other. In one video, a man had to be helped out of the stadium after collapsing during a clash.
Hadfield also promised Metro will be more prepared when the contest occurs at Sam Boyd Stadium.
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